From Rocky Start to Rock Solid

From a first date gone wrong to more than 60 years of marriage, Sheila and Al Simmons ’64 have lived a rewarding life that they’re sharing with future Aggies.

Fast Forward

From artificial intelligence and space flight to education and aging, Texas A&M University researchers tackle 12 questions about our future.

Making Spirits Bright

Every year, Jordan Maywald ’22 orchestrates more than 250,000 twinkling Christmas lights on his family’s 3.5-acre Austin property to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Office Hours

Step inside the curious world of faculty and staff who have made their offices uniquely their own.

Growing by Design

Texas A&M University design students are continuing a nearly two-decade legacy of service to nonprofits in Cambodia.

Heritage Matters

Barbie and Fred Patterson ’79 established the Texas A&M Heritage Building Endowment to ensure that historically significant buildings remain part of Aggieland.

Minor Change, Major Improvement

How I learned that biology was not in my DNA.

Because Aggies Planned, I Can...

These three graduate students are researching innovative technologies to build a brighter future for all communities.

Building Spirit with Brush Strokes

Benjamin Knox ’90 has spent his life capturing the Aggie Spirit on canvas, painting history as it happens. Today, he’s investing in future Aggies.

Pass It Back In 2022

See how you can “pass it back” this year by volunteering your time and expertise on campus to make a difference in the lives of students.

Spinning Yarns

Renowned writer, political correspondent and true crime podcaster Robert Riggs ’71 has spent his life telling stories that illuminate and inspire.

Painting an Aggie Legacy

The Alan Stacell Student Creativity Fund honors the late Alan Stacell, a beloved architecture professor and champion of student ideas.

A Match Made in Aggieland

Creating a matching opportunity or utilizing matching funds provided by other donors is a powerful way to double your impact at Texas A&M University.

Setting Their Sites

Texas A&M University’s Center for Heritage Conservation works to conserve historic sites by utilizing new technologies and community engagement.

Investing in Aggie Architects

Di Honey plans a gift in memory of her beloved brother, Tom Merritt '71 '74, to support future Aggie architects.

We Asked: What is Your New Year's Resolution?

Read what deans and leaders across campus are resolving to do in 2021 to increase opportunities for Aggieland's students, faculty and staff.

Building the Future

Four construction science graduates, led by Joseph “Jay” Vaughn III ’19 and Stefan Gresham Jr. ’18, relive their journey to building Opifex.

Did You Know

...that Texas A&M visualization graduates are taking over Hollywood?

Architect to the Stars

Hollywood architect David Applebaum ’80 makes his living drawing up homes for clients from the silver screen.

Student Impact

Passionate about coin collecting and bringing buildings to life, Luke Benignus ’22 is drawing up plans for his construction career with the help of an Endowed Opportunity Award scholarship.

Texas A&M Foundation Hosts Second Annual Exploration Day

Fully-immersive event showcased four high-impact research and academic initiatives by Texas A&M University students and faculty.

The Gift of Opportunity

Stacy and Rick Mobley ’81 establish a living trust to support future generations of Aggies in the College of Architecture.

Unlocking Community Potential for Strategic Growth

Texas Target Communities, a partnership program in the College of Architecture, assists small communities in developing plans for their future.

Faculty Fieldwork

After a distinguished career in architecture, including serving as the project manager for designing President John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, Harold Adams ’61 returns to Texas A&M University as a professor of practice.

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to Texas A&M

Couples establish gifts for the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, the Bush School of Government and Public Service, and the College of Architecture; Chilifest gives endowed scholarship.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Class of 1969 dedicates Spirit Plaza; new initiative launches for students with disabilities; Sea Aggies fundraise for Aggie ring statue; music and math converge in engineering program.

Giving from the Heart

Betty and Frank Thurmond ’51 express their love for Texas A&M University through four charitable gift annuities and multiple other endowments.

Campaign Update

Meet Dr. Junuthula Reddy and five other Texas A&M faculty and staff members who are shaping the university they call home by giving back.

Lab Work: Research at Texas A&M

Veterinarians perform first dolphin spinal tap; researchers discover the oldest weapons in North America; team creates 3D models to investigate spine disorders.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

New program encourages cadets to pursue military medicine; StoryCorps compiles Aggie stories; I-Week brings world cultures to campus; students build vertical garden.

Trailblazers

From Aggieland to the fantasy world of Westeros in “Game of Thrones,” Derek Spears ’91 has journeyed on the cutting edge of digital effects.

The Gift That Grows

The Schob Preserve, a gift of land willed from the late Dr. David Schob, gives students hands-on opportunities for design and research projects.

Born to Build

Patti and Tom Owens ’73 are helping Texas A&M University architecture students build their dreams, one scholarship at a time.

A Quiet Way of Giving

Laurie Hagemaier reflects on her late father’s legacy of generosity as his planned gift takes effect.

Lab Work: Research at Texas A&M

Researchers improve human-elephant relations in Botswana; virtual reality tools may help public speaking anxiety; team studies infant opioid addiction.

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to Texas A&M

Endowment fuels training cruises; doctor honors late wife’s legacy; gift for Sales Leadership Institute; former student supports the Corps of Cadets.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Aggie lawyers go global; submarine team sinks competition; visualization graduate students create animated short films.

Nature’s Healing Powers

Susan Rodiek ’98, associate professor of architecture, researches how simple acts like gardening can positively impact the elderly.

Back Page

From learning about winemaking to exploring the world's craziest pandemics, here are five Texas A&M classes we wish we could take.

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to the Foundation

First scholarship for EnMed; gift supports Women’s Resource Center; students establish Barbara Bush memorial scholarship.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Shack-a-Thon raises money; undergraduate journal celebrates anniversary; new Living Learning Community connects Aggie autism community.

Viewpoint

Virtual reality technology helps firefighters train for emergency situations.

Lab Work: Research Developments

Automated transportation research; kinesiologists study relationship between genetics and activity levels; new reading technology for blind individuals.

On Campus

Construction science students study in England; researchers restore Alamo cannons; Aggie Replant coordinates annual tree planting day.

Trailblazers

Meet Kirk Kelley ’82, the creative mastermind behind famous commercials for brands like M&M’s and Chipotle.

New Gifts: RECENT GIFTS TO THE FOUNDATION

Couple supports new dentistry facility; gifts fund Mays Innovation Research Center; Aggie Parents of the Year establish construction science scholarship.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Students design prototypes through Aggies Invent; Rudder Radio launches at Texas A&M at Galveston; Warrior-Scholar Project expands.

Texas A&M Architecture's Main Mann

A chair is being funded in honor of George J. Mann, a professor who's spent 50 years preparing students for the health facilities design industry.

Trailblazers

Meet the Aggie behind the design of AT&T Stadium and some of the world’s most impressive sporting arenas: Bryan K. Trubey ’83, FAIA.

Lab Work: Research Developments

Team discovers three new bird species in Africa; student studies Antarctic ecosystem; researchers use spice painting therapy with dementia patients; artist creates emotional map of Bryan-College Station.

Lab Work: Research Developments

Computer tool corrects pronunciation in second-language learners; engineering major develops 3-D campus map to aid visually impaired students; energy-efficient freight system will move goods across the state.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Camp BUILD hosts future engineers; Texas A&M creates coffee research center; new bike lanes illuminate campus; mobile app fights Zika virus.

Faculty Impact

Construction science professor Ben Bigelow '05 uses fellowship funding to support student endeavors.

Viz Prof-Led Firm, Texas A&M Creates $1M Department Chair

Triseum, an educational video game development company, has established the $1 million Triseum Endowed Chair of Visualization.

Cover Feature

Visualization students develop educational video games in an immersive lab experience.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Construction begins on The Gardens at Texas A&M; new life for Riverside Campus; philanthropy course teaches students about nonprofits; architecture majors design mockups for Dallas Mavericks' practice facility.

Viewpoint

Freshmen visualization majors create 3-D mythical sculptures in a design course.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Shakespeare’s First Folio travels to campus; agronomy society plants educational corn maze; engineering students create Hyperloop prototypes.

Former Students Endow New Professorships, Fellowship

Four former students from the College of Architecture made generous commitments, creating three professorships and a new fellowship.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Aggie yearbooks go digital; abstract sculptures come to campus; Zachry Group creates engineering leadership program; architecture students assist Austin homeless.

Segner Retiring After 46 Years of Teaching Construction Science

Bob Segner ’69, a distinguished Texas A&M professor of construction science, is retiring after a stellar 46-year teaching career.