On the Spot: Roderick Pearson ’26

Sociology freshman and Foundation Excellence Award scholarship recipient Roderick Pearson ’26 talks about what brought him to Aggieland.

Research Around the World

Texas A&M University students and faculty conduct unique and impactful research on all seven continents.

What I Learned in Aggieland

A country star who drove a bus around campus. An Aggie Dance Team captain who became a soap opera staple. National reporters who got their start at The Battalion. Eight extraordinary former students share life-changing lessons from their time at Texas A&M.

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.

The Bricks of Memory Lane

How time with roommates taught me to cherish my years in Aggieland.

Planning for Innovation

Explore five planned gifts that are inspiring innovation on Texas A&M University's campus.

Remember the Rhythm

As the first Black drum major to lead the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, the late Kevin Phillip Roberts ’89 marched his way into history.

Creating New Leadership Dimensions

A planned gift from Barbara and Donald Zale ’55 will support the Corps of Cadets, the Center for Retailing Studies and the College of Liberal Arts.

Life in the Spotlight

From California sunshine to Broadway stages, Shannan Johnson ’04 has traversed America while building the first Black-owned script consulting company.

A Newsworthy Gift

A young couple plans a gift to support future Texas A&M University journalism students.

Changing the Lives of First-Generation Students

Through a planned gift, Stacy '94 and Brian Smith '92 will support first-generation students in the College of Liberal Arts for years to come.

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.

Lab Work: Research at Texas A&M

Gifts to the campaign created 127 new endowed chairs, professorships and fellowships that support faculty, whose boundless creativity and curiosity are changing the world.

An Aggie Abroad

An Aggie, World War II veteran and retired Foreign Service Officer, reflects on his experiences.

Honoring Texas' Czech Roots

Created by the Czech Educational Foundation, the William J. Hlavinka '50 endowment hopes to bring Czech scholars to Texas A&M University.


Ray Rothrock ’77 uses his proven penchant for predicting the future to bolster resilience against cyberattacks and advocate for a nuclear solution to the planet’s energy crisis.

Back Page

What’s in your backpack? We asked scholarship recipients to share the mementos, good luck charms and other interesting items they carry with them from class to class.

Back Page

A poem by Courtney Kiolbassa ’18 explores how parents feel when children leave the nest.

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.

Maroon in the Deep

Aggies in the Nautical Archaeology Program follow their passion by excavating, solving shipwreck mysteries and helping to conserve sunken treasures.

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.

The Resolution Habit

So you think you have enough willpower to keep that New Year’s resolution? Science respectfully disagrees.

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.

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.

Pres Perspective

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

Student Impact

He’s an Aggie Bandsman, Ross Volunteer and the recipient of the David M. Britt ’51 Sul Ross Scholarship.

Maroon Coats Participate in Women Sales Fellowship

Two Texas A&M Foundation Maroon Coats complete a unique internship with Will Reed Jobs to help women enter the technology sector.

Ask Professor X

A Q&A with Dr. Steve Maren, leader of the new Brain Science Initiative at Texas A&M.

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.

Lab Work: Research Developments

Scientists collaborate on crop research; doctoral candidate studies the diets of 17th-century sailors; student startup revolutionizes indoor farming.


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

Worlds Apart: English and Engineering

Scholarship created by C.C. Burton ’42 assist students in English and Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Brain Matters

A Q&A with Dr. Steve Maren, who is leading the brain science charge at Texas A&M

Ask Professor X

A Q&A with Dr. Vaughn Bryant, one of the world’s prominent palynologists.

Lab Work: Research Developments

Engineering students develop lunar rover prototype; Texas A&M and NASA collaborate on Robonaut; Texas A&M competes in AutoDrive challenge; Sea Aggies aid endangered sea turtles.

Dining on the High Seas

Anthropology Ph.D. candidate Grace Tsai ’18 is studying the dietary habits of 17th-century sailors.

Evans Medal: Glasscocks

Gifts from Susanne and Melbern Glasscock ’59 promote the humanities at Texas A&M.

Friendship Inspired Gift to Liberal Arts

Carol '77 and Ross Frazer '77 created the Ray A. Rothrock ‘77 Music Scholarship, awarded based on merit to two students pursuing music degrees.

Aggie honors father with endowment

Gene R. Carlson ’75, a mechanical engineering graduate, wanted to honor his father's childhood passion with a gift to the College of Liberal Arts.

Nancy '90 & Mark '88 Browning Encourage Students to Pay it Forward

Mark Browning '88's position at the Texas A&M Foundation inspired him and his wife, Nancy '90 to endow a liberal arts scholarship.

Lab Work: Research Developments

Birds are the focus of two veterinary stories; researchers apply 3-D printing to drug production; archaeologists restore 17th century French ship.

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In this new series, we ask faculty for expert tips on how to do life better. First up: “How to Balance Life and Work” with sociology professor Reuben May.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Physics and Engineering Festival attracts science lovers of all ages; Shipwreck Weekend showcases nautical archaeology program; Career Closet suits Aggies for jobs.


Nicaraguan native Michael Cordua '80 built a successful restaurant empire upon family, artistry and humility.

Lab Work: Research Developments

Researchers unearth a new human species; wearable device interprets sign language; alcohol consumption affects brain neurons; photos reveal Mars’ wet past.

Regents' Scholars Program Helps First-Generation Student Become a Leader

Kimberly Berry '16 is a Regents' Scholar from the College of Liberal Arts who is pursuing her degree in Performance Studies with a minor in Business.

The Call to Serve

United States Naval pilot Clay Huber '12 demonstrates leadership with a planned gift.

One Voice

Part of me will forever be in Nepal, bound equally to memories of beauty and devastation, wonder and tragedy, and survival and death.

Aggie Finance Grad Establishes Need Based Liberal Arts Scholarship

Thomas Smith III ’63 and his wife Phyllis have chosen to support liberal arts students by establishing an endowment for a need-based scholarship.