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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All for Education

The Rachal Foundation and Tom and Joan Read are honored as recipients of the 2016 Sterling C. Evans Medal, the highest award bestowed by the Texas A&M Foundation.

Living History

He’ll always remember Texas A&M the way it was “back when,” but Earle Shields Jr. ’41 also supports the university’s future through gifts for faculty and students.

President's Post:

A New Chapter

Tyson Voelkel ’96 brings an extraordinary passion for Texas A&M to his new job as president of the Texas A&M Foundation.

Watercolor artist Mark Stewart ’74 finds striking inspiration in Texas A&M’s Century Tree.

Rooted in Texas A&M

Gifts of retirement assets are a popular way to leave a lasting legacy at Texas A&M.

A New Era of Energy

Interdisciplinary degree programs offered through the Texas A&M Energy Institute will prepare the next generation of energy leaders.

Lab Work

Long-Lost Relatives

Researchers discover a new species of human ancestor through unearthing more than a dozen skeletons in a South African cave.

A River Ran Through It

Lakes and river systems were once plentiful on Mars, according to a team of scientists that includes a Texas A&M geosciences professor.

Sensing a Sign

A biomedical engineering professor develops a smart device that translates sign language while being worn on the wrist.

One Voice:

In the Footsteps of My Forefathers

An antique heirloom revealed my family’s Aggie heritage.

New Gifts

Aggie Moms Help HelpLine

The Houston Aggie Mother’s Club established a $25,000 endowment for the HelpLine, a telephone service at Texas A&M that provides peer support and crisis intervention for students.