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Traci '11 and the late Curtis Samford '83

Making the leap from college graduate to successful professional can be full of challenges, from navigating interviews and landing a job to transitioning to life after college. Thanks to a major gift, Aggie geoscientists will have access to expansive career preparation services and support in a new geosciences career center funded by Traci ’11 and the late Curtis Samford ’83. As a satellite of the Texas A&M Career Center, it will occupy a renovated space in the Eller O&M Building.

“We are excited for this opportunity to give back to Texas A&M,” Curtis said before his passing in February. “To help students take that next step toward success after college is very meaningful to us.”

Assisting with both internship and full-time placement, the center will provide students with the resources to connect the skills and knowledge they gain in geosciences degree programs to their future careers.

“This partnership with the Texas A&M Career Center is a game-changing resource for Aggie geoscientists,” said Dr. Debbie Thomas, dean of the College of Geosciences. “Our students will forever associate the Samfords with the promise that their hard work and passion will connect them directly to an intensely rewarding career.”


Rendering of the Traci '11 and Curtis Samford '83 Geosciences Career Center in the Eller O&M Building
  • David Bacot '90

  • Senior Director of Development
  • College of Geosciences

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