An Aggie's Best Friend

Nontraditional former student Connie Crocker’s gratitude inspires a planned gift for her Doberman, Daisy, and future animals treated in Aggieland.

Call of the Rural Community

The School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is addressing the rural veterinary care shortage through unique and impactful programs.

Curiosity Cloned the Cat

Texas A&M University researchers made headlines when they debuted the world’s first cloned cat in 2001. Twenty-three years later, Dr. Mark Westhusin ’83 ’86 looks back on the impact he, his team and their furry miracle had on genetics.

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.

One Feline at a Time

Animal advocates Monique and Loyd Wellesley dedicate their time and resources to making a difference for their furry friends in Texas and beyond.

Research Around the World

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

Where the Wild Things Are

The Winnie Carter Wildlife Center provides a unique place for Aggies to learn and for exotic animals to find a forever home.

Next-Generation Care

A $20 million gift from Linda and Dennis Clark ’68 ’71 will support construction of a state-of-the-art Small Animal Teaching & Research Hospital.

Across Generations

Whether 33 or 92, Aggies and folks who love Aggieland are finding unique ways to give back to the people and areas they care about.

Office Hours

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

Pet Project

Introducing Texas A&M University's Next-Generation Small Animal Teaching Hospital

A Visionary Veterinarian

Future veterinarian and Foundation Excellence Award scholar Kayla Benton ’26 learns the value of advocating for humans and animals alike.

Breeding Veterinary Success

Dr. Walter "Frank" Norvell ’54 shares how he became a veterinarian, marksman, pilot and supporter of Texas A&M’s Equine Genomics Research Fund.

Finding the Cure in Canines

The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science’s Dr. Jonathan Levine connects the dots between brain cancer in dogs and humans.

Love at First Sighthound

Sally McIntosh’s first sighthound dog inspires a new fund at Texas A&M to support service animals and pets of military veterans and first responders.

Planning for Innovation

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

The Spirit of Shaker

All companion animals are special. Some are extra special. Pete ’72 and Michelle Gerukos’ golden retriever, Shaker, was one of a kind.

A Purrfect Legacy

Bonnie and Joe Merritt plan a gift to memorialize their beloved feline friend, CLEO.

Caring for the Caretakers

Dr. Donna Baer '83 '86 '88 repays the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for helping her realize her dream career.

Lifelong Learner

A lifelong Aggie, Dr. Elizabeth Crouch ’91 holds her dream job in Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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.

Faculty Fieldwork

A landmark gift from Jon Hagler ’58 empowered the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study to invite top-tier researchers to Aggieland in perpetuity. These are some of the Fellows who stayed.

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.

For the Love of a Horse

A Dripping Springs couple provides a unique planned gift for Texas A&M University.

Looking Out for the Underdog

Janel Griffey plans to gift her entire estate to the Texas A&M University to honor the quality care her pets received.

No Place Like Stevenson

Planning for their pets’ futures led Barbara and Russell Behrndt to support Texas A&M University with current and estate gifts.

Lab Work: Research at Texas A&M

New tool scans nutritional content of food; veterinarians study dog aging; engineer creates wearable monitoring tool for mental health; specialist explains what causes brain freeze.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Programs support former foster care students and pets of domestic abuse victims; student group builds hybrid rockets; Stark Galleries hosts Hawaiian exhibit.

Student Impact

Samantha Hernandez ’20, a biomedical science major and first-generation graduate, shares how the Terry Foundation and Texas A&M University helped make her dreams possible.

Two Generations of the Aggie Spirit

Barbara ’75 and Paul Goodman ’76 create a planned gift for Texas A&M that would make their dads proud.

Lab Work: Research at Texas A&M

Veterinarians save Sybil the camel; engineers study earthquake-resistant bridge designs and human-robot interactions; researcher explains what makes us hangry.

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to Texas A&M

Planned gift will support African wildlife study abroad; Women’s Resource Center gets a boost; Lawrences back Formula SAE Team; new scholarship for aggieTEACH program.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

Student-developed video game teaches cattle working skills; program showcases rural veterinary medicine; university hosts Datathon; Sea Aggies deploy weather buoys.

Sharing Paradise

Missy and Skooter Halamicek use a bequest to share their piece of heaven with Texas A&M University.

Texas A&M Foundation Honors Dr. Henry L. “Sonny” Presnal ’57 with Partner in Philanthropy Award

The Texas A&M Foundation has selected Dr. Henry L. “Sonny” Presnal ’57 as a recipient of its 2020 Partner in Philanthropy Award.

Lab Work: Research at Texas A&M

Scientists develop an oil spill prediction model, a bioabsorbable wound dressing and a new spacesuit design; neuroscience professor explains the underlying causes of déjà vu.

A Scientist's Mind with a Servant's Heart

Meet Jacob Wright ’23: an Aggie and Brockman Scholar from Eagle Pass, Texas, who has a heart to change the world and the mind to make it happen.

Honoring a Hero

A new fund at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences honors the life of Dimitri del Castillo, a U.S. Army Ranger who died in combat.

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.

Taking Flight

Dr. Janice Boyd ’86 found a passion for parrots that inspired her planned gift to the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center.

Future Focused

Showcasing the impact of planned gifts during the Lead by Example campaign.

Campaign Update

Showcasing the impact of planned gifts during the Lead by Example campaign. earn how donors like Elizabeth Bradford are making a difference by being future focused.

Werner the Wonder Dog

Texas A&M University veterinarians collaborate to successfully operate on a canine with a rare tumor.

The Road Well-Traveled

Charlotte and Billy Parks ’64 support Texas A&M students through a retained life estate.

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.

Cover Feature

Texas A&M's equine therapy program is changing the lives of veterans and people with disabilities.

Lab Work: Research Developments

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


Through mock scenarios, Texas A&M’s Disaster Day prepares students across health professions to practice collaboratively and respond to emergency situations.

President's Post

How the Courtney Cares program at Texas A&M is transforming lives through equine therapy.

The Legacy

A gift of Hill Country property from Kay and Charles “Charlie” Pence ’51 will support Texas A&M University programs close to their hearts.

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.

On Campus: News From Across Texas A&M

New Human Clinical Research Facility opens; synthetic canine supports experiential learning for future veterinarians; Blackstone LaunchPad promotes entrepreneurship, Music Activities Center breaks ground.

Student Impact

Inspired by her late father’s battle with cancer, Alex Lacey ’17 researched pediatric cancer to help others beat the disease.

Cover Feature

Texas A&M’s Veterinary Emergency Team impacts the state, nation and world through disaster response and relief efforts.

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.

@txamfoundation: Foundation News

Bonnie and Joe Merritt honor Texas A&M Foundation Development Officer Chastity Carrigan '16 with an endowed 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.

Ask Professor X

A Q&A with Dr. Ian Tizard, director of Texas A&M’s leading program in avian medicine.

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.

Faculty Impact

Professor Ashley Saunders ’98 ’01 employs cutting-edge 3-D technology to teach veterinary medicine.

New Gifts: Recent Gifts to the Foundation

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