Alumni & Friends
We want to hear from you!! The Department of Anthropology invites friends and former students to stay in touch. We have recently started to send out an electronic newsletter (three times a year) to keep you abreast of exciting developments in the department. And, we have started an online list of former graduate students. We have plans to start an online list of former undergraduate students and possibly to develop an alumni network. If you would like to be added to this list and/or involved in a Department of Anthropology Former Student Network, please send us information on what you are doing, and how the study of anthropology has impacted your life. We also encourage you to come back and visit us at Texas A&M University. We will be happy to see you again, and you’re welcome to attend the public lectures listed on the Calendar of Events.
Gifts to the Department of Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology benefits from the generosity of friends, alumni and patrons who share in our commitment to excellence in educating the next generation of anthropologists. Tax-deductible contributions to the “Department of Anthropology Excellence Fund” are used to support recurrent research-related expenses, including undergraduate research, graduate student research and conference travel, the department’s lecture series, faculty conference travel, and other things that contribute to the scholarly mission of the department. With your support, we will continue to transform the lives of our students. Each gift, no matter what its size, does make a difference!
Former students have the option of directing their annual gift to Texas A&M directly to the Department of Anthropology. If you would like to discuss other giving options, feel free to contact our Department Head, Dr. Darryl de Ruiter (firstname.lastname@example.org), 979-845-5242.
To make an online donation, click here.
Notable Donors to the Department of Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology would like to thank the following individuals for their contributions to departmental research, activities and programs:
- Gene R. Carlson (’75)– for providing funds for the Milo E. Carlson Graduate Student Award in Biological Anthropology
- George T. & Gladys H. Abell – for providing a professorship in Nautical Archaeology
- Marian Cook – for providing an endowed fellowship for graduate student research in Nautical Archaeology
- Michael Corbett (and family) – for their donation of archaeological artifacts known as the Corbett Ranch Collection
- Elfrieda Frank Foundation – for providing support towards the Center for the Study of the First American’s research in Alaska
- Margaret Hinton (and family) – for access to the NAN Ranch in New Mexico and long-term loan of artifacts related to this excavation (Note: The NAN Ranch Collection has been donated to the Western New Mexico University Museum and will be moving there in the summer of 2012.)
- Frederic R. Mayer – for providing two endowed chairs in Nautical Archaeology
- Meadows family – for providing an endowed chair in Nautical Archaeology
- Roy J. Schlemon – for providing funds to support graduate student research through the Center for the Study of the First Americans
- Ray Sigfried – for providing an endowed fellowship for graduate student research in Nautical Archaeology
- Sara W. and George O. Yamini (and family) – for providing and endowed chair and a professorship in Nautical Archaeology
- Friends and Family of Erkut Arcak – for providing funds for an endowed graduate scholarship in Nautical Archaeology. (Erkut Arcak was a graduate student in the Nautical Archaeology Program who passed away in 1991.)