May 20, 2020
Economics professor for The Conversation
Benjamin Priday, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Economics, discusses the generosity of the upper class.
February 1, 2018
History grad leads by example with scholarship endowment
Inspired by the university’s Lead By Example capital campaign, Sarah Hlavinka McConnell ‘86 and husband, Mark, continue her family's legacy of philanthropy, giving $1 million to the Texas A&M Foundation to endow the Mark and Sarah Hlavinka McConnell ‘86 Liberal Arts Legacy Scholarship.
January 1, 2018
The gift of travel: Retired longtime faculty members create study abroad scholarship
Drs. Linda '78 and Paul Parrish created an endowed scholarship to support English majors participating in an international experience, which they hope will help students expand their understanding of the world and become increasingly comfortable in other countries, both during their time at Texas A&M and beyond.
December 1, 2017
Former ambassador’s gift adds to his legacy
Having received a bachelor’s degree in history from Texas A&M University, Samuel R. Gammon III '44 created the Gammon Family Endowment in History to support transformational teaching and innovative research in the department. The gift was made to honor the memory of both his father and older brother.
October 2, 2017
Looking beyond the finish line: Donor hopes scholarship broadens student perspectives
Jack Benson '63 and his wife, Carol, have together established the Carol A. and Jack L. Benson Study Abroad Scholarship to help Liberal Arts students travel internationally to interact with people of different cultures and perspectives. This gift will have a significant impact as the College of Liberal Arts is a leader in study abroad at Texas A&M, sending between 800 and 900 students to other countries every year.
September 1, 2017
A beautiful legacy: Crawleys give to enhance education of Liberal Arts students
Mary and James Crawley '47 recently created an endowment to fund scholarships for students studying theatre or music and for Liberal Arts students studying abroad.
August 1, 2017
Rev. William Nix ’63 believes in power of liberal arts education
To reinforce the importance of the English Department in particular, Nix and his wife, Nelwyn, established the Nelwyn and William D. Nix ‘63 Fund to provide financial support to faculty in the department.
July 7, 2017
Endowment helps students become “King of the Hill”iard
The newly-established $3 million Debbie and Mike Hilliard ’73 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Endowment will give Liberal Arts students the tools needed to impact the world.