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  • Lotts to be thankful for

    After earning her Ph.D. in English, Deshae Lott ‘94 maintained a steady career in academia, all while managing a rare congenital disease called Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD).

  • JBA Speed Shop pulls ahead

    When it came time for James “J.” Bittle ‘78 to choose a career, he knew he wanted to take the road less traveled–he started an automotive parts and service company. While a connection between the automotive industry and the liberal arts isn’t obvious at first, Bittle says his time at the College of Liberal Arts was instrumental in the success of J. Bittle American, (JBA) Speed Shop located in San Diego, California.

  • Squad(ron 20) goals

    Inspired by his own experiences in the Corps of Cadets and generous donors that gave him scholarships, Kyle Bolton '11 decided to give back to the squadron that gave him so much as a student.

  • Making the ‘write’ choice

    After receiving her undergraduate degree in journalism from Texas A&M University, Charean Williams pursued a career in sports writing and earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018. Williams' passion for journalism inspired her to create scholarships so that future journalists have access to the same resources that she did.

  • Andrew Millar '14 and Paige Hellman '15

    Anyone can be a big fish

    In keeping with his position as one of the college’s development officers, and inspired by his time as a camper, counselor, co-chair, Andrew Millar '14 has made his own gift to the Fish Camp Membership Endowment so that future students might share in these experiences.

  • Dr. Chapman on the left poses with his wife.

    Chapman’s history of giving

    Dr. David Chapman '67 chose to provide additional funds to his previously established Dr. David L. Chapman '67 Graduate Fellowship, so the College of Liberal Arts can attract the nation's very best graduate students.

  • Fast track to the future

    Through the ExxonMobil's 3:1 higher education matching program for employees and retirees, Dr. Ray and Beverly Mentzer were able to fuel the Rebecca F. Mentzer ‘16 Endowed Scholarship, in honor of their daughter, Rebecca.

  • Boenigk Family Values

    Rebecca and Bobby Boenigk '77 have recently established the Rebecca and Bobby Boenigk '77 Scholars in Liberal Arts Endowment in honor of their children and their time at the College of Liberal Arts.

  • Traveling the globe makes students well-rounded

    Carol A. Snowden '82 and her husband, Jim, recently established the Carol Austin Snowden ’82 Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship with the help of a matching gift from the John Tom Campbell ’45 Endowed Scholarship Program Fund for the benefit of undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the liberal arts.

  • The ‘Creel’ deal

    James and Bonnie Creel have established the Bonnie R. '10 and James Creel '69 Fellowship for the benefit of full-time students pursuing their Ph.D. in Communication.