How I Impacted Aggieland

Meet inspiring young alumni who found unique ways to impact the university they love.

Enhancing Early Education

The newly launched Institute for Early Childhood Development & Education is the most comprehensive of its kind in the state.

Fast Forward

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

Hitting the Books

The Texas A&M University Clinic for Advanced Literacy Studies provides future Aggie educators with much-needed experience tutoring young readers in the Bryan-College Station community.

Conversation: Pooled Gifts

Siblings Mary Hirsch ’83, Jim Hirsch ’91 and Sarah Hirsch Thompson discovered a unique way to honor their parents, Mary Jane ’72 and Dr. Teddy Hirsch ’52, through a pooled gift for a memorial scholarship.

Married to the Mission

Sally and John Cox ’81 find purpose in selflessly serving veterans, Aggies with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and any person in need.

Celebrating a Lifelong Learner

A scholarship planned by Jeff Montgomery ’41 is growing, thanks to a gift from his children to honor his wife and their mother, Leonora Montgomery.

Selfless Service at the Highest Levels

To help Aggies from groups traditionally underrepresented on campus, Judy ’79 and Dr. Mark Weichold ’78 established a Foundation Excellence Award.

Endowing a Legacy

A counseling psychology student assistance fund is being established in honor of Dr. Tim Elliott.

A Brother's Love

Joshua Rohleder ’13 honors his siblings by making gifts to support special needs education at Texas A&M University.

Empowering Tomorrow's Teachers

Raise Your Hand Texas is providing students studying special education the financial security and confidence to pursue the career they love.

Shoulders to Stand On

A pioneering duo brought multicultural and urban education to Texas A&M University. Now, a campaign is underway to endow a continuing lecture series.

Contributing to Higher Education

Dr. Jose M. Gonzalez Jr. '81 creates scholarships in the College of Education and College of Science to honor his mother's love of learning.

Never Give Up

Mike and Cassie McClung establish the Avery Elise McClung Endowed Memorial Aggie ACHIEVE Scholarship in honor of their 12-year-old daughter.

The Great Giving Solution

Glenn Pittsford ’72 shares why you should consider a “give it twice” trust in your estate plan.

Campaign Update

During the Lead by Example campaign, countless individuals chose to honor their loved ones through honorary or memorial gifts. Here are six of their stories.


Aggie ACHIEVE program creates a groundbreaking academic opportunity for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Read All About It

Drs. Betsy ’72 and Bob Carpenter ’70 are making a promise to foster child literacy with a planned gift.

Tips to Achieve Your New Year's Fitness Goals

Dr. Steve Martin ’98 ’08 discusses the cardiovascular benefits of exercise and how to practically implement fitness goals in the New Year.

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.

12 Moments That Have Defined the College of Education and Human Development

The College of Education and Human Development is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Here’s a look at 12 moments that have shaped the college.

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.

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to the Foundation

Couples create memorial scholarships and a professor of practice in engineering; former student gives first endowed gift for the School of Innovation.

One Voice

Sandy Wilkinson '86 started the Gaddis Girls’ STEM Camp in her father’s name, and she can’t wait to see what the girls who experience it will achieve.


How the aggieTEACH program is helping fill the need for quality math and science teachers in Texas and the nation.

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.

Campaign Update

Donors share why they’ve given to Texas A&M during the Lead by Example campaign.

Lab Work: Research Developments

Researchers develop injectable bandage; public health professor studies effects of air pollution on pregnant women; corn breeders explore new whiskey flavors.


Texas A&M’s Telehealth Counseling Clinic combines university expertise with local community capacity to provide quality mental health services.

Pres Perspective

How Texas A&M faculty and students are impacting the globe.

Breaking the Mold

Merari Boffill '18 shares her love of learning to impact students the way teachers impacted her.

Lab Work: Research Developments

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

New Gifts

A planned gift establishes three Corps scholarships; couple surprises great-niece with a scholarship; gifts for the Texas A&M Coaching Academy and the Bush School of Government and Public Service.


Dr. Luke Lyons ’08 ’18 constructs a LEGO replica of the Academic Building.


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

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to the Foundation

Accounting department naming underway; Pilgrim’s Corp. funds poultry feed mill renovation; Cathy and Bill Davis ’75 endow student conference; Nobel laureate David Lee supports quantum studies.

One Voice

Why teaching is one of today’s most important professions, and why I want to tackle the job.

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.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Howdy Walkers keep an Aggie tradition alive; bike-share program comes to campus; U-STAR prepares future teachers for urban classrooms; graduate students work in the Texas Legislature.

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to the Foundation

Reta Haynes establishes dean’s chair; Rochelles fund veterinary equipment; gift boosts Commercial Banking Program; Clay Bright ’78 creates scholarships for middle-income students.

Back to School

Sally Ryan, a 54-year old teacher, is inspiring those who think a college degree from Texas A&M University is too expensive and out of their reach.

A Taste of Texas A&M

One camp at Texas A&M helps kids explore their passions before they get to college.

Four Stories Share the Power of Honorary and Memorial Giving

Whether you want to find a unique way to express gratitude or treasure a loved one, an honorary or memorial gift combines generosity with inspiration.

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to the Foundation

Scholarship memorializes education student; friends honor former science dean; fellowship supports mechanical engineering professor.

Rooted in Texas A&M

Carolyn ’69 ’75 and Thomas Adair ’57 ’65 created a significant planned gift to ensure that all of their assets will benefit Texas A&M.