Leave a Lasting Legacy on Campus    

 

The Texas A&M University Galveston campus is of, for and by the sea. Our island campus is the perfect setting to study both the nature and business of the sea and adjacent coastline. By supporting the physical campus you ensure that we continue to grow and evolve to meet the physical and technological needs of our students. Your gift to the campus will ensure your legacy and pride continues to live on, and leaves a physical impact on the space our students love. 

Purchase a Brick    

Sea Aggie Walkway and William C. Hearn '63 Student Development Endowment Campaign

As the sea has influenced our campus since its inception so, too, has Mr. William C. “Bill” Hearn ’63 influenced the students, faculty and staff of Texas A&M University at Galveston over his more than thirty-three years of service.  The retirement of Bill Hearn in January of 2008 marked the end of an era that fostered unprecedented growth in all aspects of campus life from student affairs to facilities expansion to the largest enrollment ever.

His retirement ceremony included a demonstration by the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Corp. of Cadets Honor Guard, presentations by Former Students, the reading of Proclamations from local, state and federal officials and an official kickoff of the Sea Aggie Walkway and William C. Hearn '63 Student Development Endowment Campaign. 

Proceeds from the current brick campaign, along with the proceeds from bricks and benches already purchased by Former Students, friends of TAMUG, current students, faculty and staff perpetuate the endowment.  The walkway and endowment serves as an enduring legacy of Bill’s countless contributions to the development of student leadership at TAMUG.  Your contributions to the endowment will serve as a permanent means of supporting the programs and leadership opportunities for students cultivated by Bill over his career. Bricks will be installed once both order form and payment are received. 

Four-by-eight-inch bricks may be purchased for $100 per brick.  Take advantage of your corporate matching program to double, triple or quadruple the amount of your contribution to this endowment campaign. 

Purchase a Bench    

William C. Hearn '63 Student Development Endowment Campaign

Mr. William C. “Bill” Hearn ’63 was instrumental in the growth and development of Texas A&M University at Galveston. Over his more than thirty-three years of service to the campus, he established programs, mentored students and staff, and helped create the special environment of the Galveston Campus that continues today.  The retirement of Bill Hearn in January of 2008 marked the end of an era that fostered unprecedented growth in all aspects of campus life from student affairs to facilities expansion to the largest enrollment ever. Mr. Hearn is still an active presence on campus, and enjoys sharing stories and wisdom from his time here. 

In recognition of his retirement, the Sea Aggie Walkway and William C. Hearn '63 Student Development Endowment Campaign was established on campus. The Sea Aggie Walkway features memorial and honorary bricks, purchased and inscribed by students, faculty, staff, family members, and friends of Texas A&M University at Galveston.

In addition to the bricks, a limited number of memorial and honorary benches are available for dedication around the Sea Aggie Walkway, located in the center of campus. These benches currently circle the Searcy Bracewell Clocktower, and will become a prime dedication location just steps from the Aggie Ring Statue. Current and future bench purchases are subject to being shifted (if deemed necessary to accommodate space) by Texas A&M University at Galveston. 

Proceeds from the current endowment campaign, along with the proceeds from bricks and benches already purchased by Former Students, friends of TAMUG, current students, faculty and staff perpetuate the endowment. The walkway and dedicated benches serve as an enduring legacy of Bill’s countless contributions to the development of student leadership at TAMUG.  Your contributions to the endowment, via your brick or bench purchase, will serve as a permanent means of supporting the programs and leadership opportunities for students cultivated by Bill over his career. Benches will be installed once both order form and payment are received. 

Sea Aggie Walkway Benches are composed of a cement and stone combination, ensuring their longevity in our salt-rich environment.  Benches may be purchased for $2,500 each, and include a plaque measuring 1.5" tall by 24" wide.  This plaque may be inscribed with a maximum of 2 lines, with 74 characters each. Take advantage of your corporate matching program to double, triple or quadruple the amount of your contribution to this endowment campaign. 

The George P. Mitchell Society    

The George P. Mitchell Society is comprised of individuals and organizations who are committed to the well-being of our oceans through maritime and marine research, education, and training as conducted by the only maritime university on the Gulf Coast’s premier ocean front, Texas A&M University at Galveston.


Established in honor of George Phydias Mitchell (fighting Texas Aggie class of 1940), the purpose of the Mitchell Society is to enhance the development of the Galveston Campus at Texas A&M University. Your membership dues will help to support the student body, faculty, and many programs which make this campus a better place to learn and grow.


In addition to donating the 140 acres which became home to the campus on Pelican Island, Mr. Mitchell is also one of the most prolific philanthropists to ever give to both U.S. campuses of Texas A&M University. 


Members of the George P. Mitchell Society are individuals and organizations who give a minimum of $1,000 annually to the Texas A&M Foundation, designated for the Society. Membership to the Society spans the current calendar year, so please make sure to contribute each year to maintain your membership status. To find out more and become a member, check out the brochure below. 





Naming Opportunities    

MAIN Academic Complex

Student enrollment at Texas A&M University Galveston Campus steadily increases each year. To best serve our students, we are continually working to create an environment worthy of an Aggie education. The new MAIN Academic Complex serves all degree programs offered on the Galveston campus. It is home to innovative chemistry,  physics and geographic information systems labs and modern classrooms designed around small collaborative learning groups. Additionally, it houses vital student services and the Siebel Learning Center.

Consider a naming opportunity in the new MAIN Academic Complex to continue to provide our students the tools they need to excel in our Academic Complex.

The Texas A&M Maritime Academy Hall

Texas A&M University at Galveston and the Texas A&M Foundation invite you to partner with us to support the 612-bed Maritime Academy Residence Hall. The new hall includes two residential wings that connect to a central commons area. The commons area is comprised of a mix of classrooms, study lounges, flexible social spaces, staff and midshipmen offices, a reception area, common laundry area, a convenience store and storage spaces.

The new midshipmen residence hall is part of the university’s efforts to provide a positive living-learning opportunity for students.

Your gift will have a lasting impact on campus and to our students as they go on to support the ever-evolving needs of our region, our state, our nation and the world.

Through various naming opportunities identified and included in this brochure, former students, corporations, families, classes and friends can include their names or memorialize a loved one as a permanent part of the MAIN Academic Complex or the Texas A&M Maritime Academy Hall by funding a lobby, laboratory, classroom space, student gathering area, office suite or rooftop terrace.

Once you have made the decision to graciously commit to one of the naming opportunities listed in this brochure, your generosity will be recognized in a tasteful architectural display that pays tribute to your commitment to Texas A&M University.

Endow a Scholarship    

Scholarships and fellowships change lives and enrich the student body. When you fund a scholarship or fellowship, you make a profound difference for individual students and for the lives those students touch as graduates of Texas A&M. 

To find out more about establishing an endowed scholarship, check out the brochure below or contact us.

 

Sea Aggie Partners in Excellence    

Gifts to the Sea Aggie Partners in Excellence Fund provide vital unrestricted support to Texas A&M University at Galveston, which serves to strengthen our growing campus and student body.

This funding helps provide and maintain a vast array of academic expertise, excellence and challenging learning opportunities through the recruitment and retention of superior faculty. Faculty recruitment and continued faculty development provide enhanced academic opportunities and critical research activities.

This collective expertise and expanded capability benefits the individual student, the marine and maritime industries, and our community and state.

Now, more than ever, Texas A&M University at Galveston must depend on the former students and friends of the University to build on its current strength and keep pace with the ever-changing marine and maritime environment.

Whether you are a former student, parent of a student, a community friend, or a corporate supporter, your gift is important. Texas A&M University at Galveston is not the only beneficiary of private support, the local community also benefits as the University grows. Your participation in the Sea Aggies Partners in Excellence Fund is the difference between the maintenance of a successful university and the evolution of an extraordinary one.

Contributions - large and small - are greatly appreciated.