Build the Mays Business Education Complex
On a worldwide basis, business schools compete to attract the best students, faculty and corporate partners. Facilities built on a belief that continuous innovation is foundational to superior educational experiences are critical to attracting these groups.
Mays Business School also recognizes the necessity of having future-oriented facilities to support educating students and conducting world-class research.
Because of this, Mays is committed to designing and building the Business Education Complex (BEC). An expansion of the school’s current facilities, the BEC will support Mays’ desire to engage current and former students, faculty and corporate partners in a series of lifelong learning experiences.
Plans for the BEC include a striking grand atrium, a café to encourage “spontaneous collaborations” among all parties, and ample work and study spaces to promote connectivity and creativity.
Currently, the schedule calls for completing the BEC in late 2024 or early 2025. To support the BEC project, Mays Business School seeks $37 million in private gifts. Texas A&M and Mays Business School are confident that financial resources invested in the BEC will yield substantial educational dividends to all Mays’ students and other groups interested in lifelong learning opportunities.
To support the Business Education Complex’s construction, contact Stephen Cisneros ’05. You can also give a gift to the complex online.
Build a Leading Military Medicine Program
Through its unique relationship with U.S. military academies and veteran populations, the College of Medicine is dedicated to improving the lives of military service members and their families.
The military medicine department is the cornerstone of the college’s focus on serving those who have served our country.
Within this area of emphasis, the college will focus on recruiting U.S. military veteran students, educating medical providers for armed forces service, partnering with military installations for training, and conducting military health research.
Former students and partners can help the program achieve its vision of being the premier military medicine leader in education, research and innovation by creating an endowed department chair, endowed professorship, or an instructional program endowment to develop and sustain an advanced curriculum.
To help the College of Medicine establish its military medicine department as a nationally preeminent program, contact David Boggan ’79.
Establish a Doctoral Program for Aggie Nurses
Since its establishment in 2008, the College of Nursing has addressed Texas’ critical nursing shortage, especially in historically underserved and rural populations. In keeping with this mission, the college seeks to establish a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, a clinically-focused doctoral program that will prepare graduates for the highest level of applied nursing practice.
The DNP establishes a higher level of credibility for nurses with aspirations of translating evidence-based care into practice, improving systems of care, and measuring outcomes of groups of patients and communities.Graduates learn both clinical and leadership skills, which empowers them to lead interdisciplinary care teams, improve care systems, and become innovative practitioners adept at tackling complex problems and challenges.
The college plans to implement the program in 2022. Startup funds are needed from private benefactors, especially those passionate about providing for Texas’ health care needs
To help establish a Doctor of Nursing Practice program within the College of Nursing, contact Patty Rabel ’80.
Bring Leading Pharmacy Faculty to Aggieland
The Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy was established in 2006 to address the shortage of pharmacists in the border region of South Texas.
Since then, the college has established an exceptional, fully accredited pharmacy program that prepares its diverse student body to be competent, caring, ethical Aggie pharmacists through a balanced program of education, research and service.
To ensure that the Rangel College of Pharmacy continues to retain and recruit the brightest and most committed faculty, the college is currently seeking support for endowed faculty chairs and professorships as well as endowed scholarships. Top-notch faculty members attract not only other superb professors but also superb students.
Because state funds cover only basic faculty requirements, private support is more critical than ever. A chair or professorship can help provide underserved communities with qualified Aggie pharmacists, trained by top-tier faculty and ready to help however they can.
To create a scholarship or department chair or professorship in the Rangel College of Pharmacy, contact Jennifer Satterfield ’05.
Attract and Retain World-Class Public Health Faculty and Students
During the COVID-19 pandemic, School of Public Health faculty trained future public health professionals while demonstrating measured leadership in providing Texans—and the rest of the world—up-to-date guidance on keeping themselves and their families safe.
But beyond their pandemic response, Aggie public health faculty members have worked tirelessly to develop impactful interventions in local, state, national and global health populations. As the college strives to improve and protect community health and well-being, it will need to attract and retain the best of the best to maintain its high standards of education and service.
Today, the college is seeking department chairs and professorships in healthy aging, public health policy, occupational health and public health preparedness. There are additional opportunities to create scholarships that can help recruit the best and brightest public health students as well.
To create a department chair, professorship or student scholarship in the School of Public Health, contact Karen Slater ’88.
Support Impactful Undergraduate Research
Beyond the traditional classroom experience, the College of Science encourages students to explore research firsthand as early as their sophomore year. More than half of its majors graduate with research experience, working side-by-side with world-class experts, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students each year.
Students who work in labs and with active researchers have a greater sense of ownership and succeed at much higher rates. Research experiences offer Aggies a clear window into what life as a graduate student is like, helping them make more informed, critical choices about their future.
There are many ways to support undergraduate student research opportunities as part of the College of Science’s Student Success Initiative. An endowed fund, for example, would create new resources and experiences for Aggie undergrads pursuing a research-focused career.
To support undergraduate research in the College of Science, contact Randy Lunsford.
Support Aggies’ Mental Health
In support of Texas A&M’s mission and the Division of Student Affairs, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) exists to advance student development and academic success by providing personalized and evidence-based mental health care to all Aggies. CAPS services include individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and career counseling among various online resources, trainings and workshops for the campus community.
CAPS is committed to enriching student growth and development through compassion, empowerment, advocacy, and empathy. With impactful programing like HelpLine—an after-hours mental health service available to all Aggies—CAPS strives to be a nationally recognized leader in college mental health through outstanding prevention, education and counseling services.
This department requires generous funding to reach its long-term goals. A contribution to the CAPS Excellence Fund, the Houston A&M Mothers’ Club HelpLine Endowment and other giving opportunities within CAPS can provide life-changing services to Aggies in need.
To support mental health resources for Aggie students, contact Sarah Hamilton ’22. You can also support CAPS with an online gift.
Save Endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles
The Gulf of Mexico is home to five of the world’s seven species of sea turtles: Kemp’s ridley, green, loggerhead, hawksbill and leatherback sea turtles. All species are threatened or endangered. Every year, tens of thousands of young hatchlings emerge from their nests and set off toward their new life in the ocean. Unfortunately, only 10% live to see adulthood.
The Upper Texas Coast needs a new sea turtle rehabilitation facility, and Texas A&M University at Galveston is poised to help. The proposed solution will consist of two parts: the Sea Turtle Hospital & Educational Outreach Center, a facility that will provide shelter and medical help to injured turtles and educate the public about the challenges facing our marine environment; and the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research, a consortium that aims to restore sea turtle populations in Texas.
To support the Upper Texas Coast Sea Turtle Hospital & Educational Outreach Center or the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research, contact Rick Kline. You can also give online to support the center’s construction.
Support Knowledge and Culture Through Collections
The University Libraries supports the 17 academic colleges and schools at Texas A&M by offering a rich collection of information resources. From thermodynamics to Babylonian clay tablets, the Libraries inspires researchers by acquiring collections that support all disciplines.
With more than six million volumes and electronic resources, the Texas A&M Libraries is an indispensable hub of discovery, learning and creativity. Our collections fuel groundbreaking research that has environmental, cultural and societal impact. The cost of these scholarly resources dramatically increases each year due to materials inflation, meaning our annual budget is stretched to the limit. Without extra support, some of these research items could be cut.
To support the general research collection, please contribute to the Evans Mutual Endowment Fund. To support our special collections, including rare books and manuscripts, please contribute to the Cushing Library Endowment.
To support general or special collections at the University Libraries, contact Adelle Hedleston ’88.
Provide a New Facility for Aggie Veterinarians
For nearly four decades in their current facilities, veterinarians in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences have provided the best care for small animals and educated thousands of future veterinarians. In that time, caseloads have grown, but the facility has not. In 1983, the college treated 7,000 cases. By 2019, that number had grown to 23,500.
Every day, Aggie students, faculty and staff provide the best care and conduct research that benefits animals and humans alike, despite their increasingly outdated facilities. The college currently offers 19 services in 84,000 square feet (nearly half the footprint of its peer institutions).
The college seeks to build a hospital that not only considers its beloved patients but also honors the college’s collaborative partnerships and paves the way for innovative veterinarians who will one day walk its halls. With the addition of a 21st century hospital facility to its campus, Texas A&M will be more enticing to the best and brightest faculty, staff and students in the veterinary field.
To support construction of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ Small Animal Hospital, contact Larry Walker ’97. You can also give a gift to support construction online.