Brenda and Glenn Dresner '69
Santa’s Special Surprise
Siblings Lindsey Dresner-Duke ’06 and Dustin Dresner ’01 unwrapped an unusual set of presents last Christmas—ones that revealed not trinkets or gadgets, but two plaques commemorating scholarships endowed in their names by their parents, Brenda and Glenn Dresner ’69.
“We’ve always enjoyed giving gifts that are a total surprise,” Glenn said, “but it was extremely hard for us to keep the scholarships secret for more than six months!”
For Lindsey, who started dancing at age 4, Glenn and Brenda established a $25,000 endowed Aggie Dance Team scholarship to recognize the impact the organization had on her four years in Aggieland. “Tears filled my eyes when I saw the plaque,” Lindsey said. “I was incredibly blessed to have a debt-free education, but I know that is not the case for most students.”
For Dustin, a licensed captain in the Merchant Marines and chief mate for Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., the Dresners endowed a $25,000 scholarship for students studying marine transportation at the Texas A&M University Galveston Campus.
“Scholarships not only benefit the student recipient,” Glenn said, “but also relieve stress from the parents of that child. We are extremely grateful to give back to Texas A&M for all that it has given our family.”