Spirit Archives

Spirit is published three times per year by the Texas A&M Foundation, which manages major gifts and endowments for the benefit of academic programs, scholarships and student activities at Texas A&M University.

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Keeper of the Corps

Charles Pence ’51 helps ensure a thriving Corps of Cadets with gifts built to last.

Carrying the Torch

Amy ’84 and Tim Leach ’82 aspire to make Texas A&M the obvious choice for future generations.


Aggies Lead by Example

A new comprehensive campaign will cement Texas A&M as a world leader in solving great global challenges.

On Campus

Small Homes, Big Deed

Environmental design and construction science students build two tiny homes for Austin homeless.

If There's a Will, There's a Way

Zou and Boyd Cherry ’67 established gifts in their wills to impact Texas A&M students and programs for years to come.

Heartbreak in the Himalayas

A trek on Nepal's Mount Everest turned into a harrowing story of loss and survival when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the country.

TexAgs: An Aggie Community is the product of a talented staff and a unique Aggie trait—the desire to stay connected with the university and other former students.

Lost in Flight

Researchers at Texas A&M University at Qatar used applied mathematics and computational fluid dynamics to unveil new clues about the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Lab Work

President's Letter:

Hail and Farewell

After more than two decades in a career that pushed Texas A&M University into the nation's top tier of higher education fundraising, Texas A&M Foundation President Ed Davis '67 will retire in January 2016.

Tesla coils, developed around 1891 by the inventor Nikola Tesla, are used to produce high-voltage, low-current, high-frequency, alternating-current electricity. These days, however, their primary purpose is to generate interest in the wonders of science and electrical phenomena.

New Gifts

Class of '02 Grad Supports Faculty

A fellowship established by Steve Brauer Jr. ’02 supports the research and teaching of Timothy Jacobs, an associate professor of mechanical engineering.