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COLLEGE STATION --

The Texas A&M University College of Science observed one of its most time-honored spring traditions, celebrating three new members of its Academy of Distinguished Former Students and more than 100 current scholarship winners at the college's annual Spring Recognition and Awards Dinner, set for Thursday (Mar. 26), at Pebble Creek Country Club.

In addition to the best and brightest among its former and current students, the college will pay tribute to the donors whose generous support made each scholarship and endowed gift possible -- specifically those created within the college's five departments during the past year.

"Tonight, we will acknowledge the hard work, commitment and accomplishments of our present students and faculty," said Dr. H. Joseph Newton, dean of the College of Science. "We also honor those who continue to pave the way for their success -- our former students, our donors and other friends of our college. Their generous gifts provide funding for our college and departments to enhance our programs and do things that otherwise would not be possible."

The complete list of gifts established since March 2014 and their purposes is as follows:

Awards

-- The Dr. H. Joseph Newton Dean's Excellence in Service to Science Award was established in March 2015 by the External Advisory & Development Council to support up to four student service awards to full-time students in good standing pursuing degrees in the College of Science at Texas A&M University.

-- The Excellence in Chemistry Award was established in May 2014 by Cynthia A. and Dr. William R. Howell, Jr. '69 to recognize full-time students pursuing degrees from the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University.

Lectureships

-- The Ciprian Foias Lectures were established in May 2014 to honor Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Dr. Ciprian Foias with initial gifts by Professors Ron Douglas and Carl Pearcy that were augmented by contributions from Foias' friends and colleagues and then matched by an anonymous donor. Funds will be used to bring distinguished mathematicians who work in some branch of analysis to the Texas A&M campus to deliver up to three lectures over the course of a week during the academic year.

-- The R.G. Douglas Lectures were established in December 2014 by the Department of Mathematics to honor Dr. Ronald G. Douglas. Funds will be used to support an annual lecture series in the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University.

Professorship

-- The Emile and Marta Schweikert Professorship in Chemistry was established in May 2014 by Emile and Marta Schweikert to support the teaching, research, service and professional development activities of the holder.

Scholarships

-- The JEMS Chemistry Undergraduate Research Scholarship was established in December 2014 by Erin E. '02 and Michael L. Tulos '97 to support full-time students pursuing undergraduate research opportunities in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University.

-- The Kelly-Laustsen Family Foundation STEM Scholarship was established in September 2014 by the Kelly-Laustsen Family Foundation to support full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM fields.

-- The Timothy P. Scott '89 Endowed Lifelines Scholarship was established in June 2014 by Dr. Hamilton S. Le, M.D. '97 to honor Dr. Timothy P. Scott '89. Funds will be used to support full-time pre-medical or pre-dental students pursuing undergraduate degrees from the College of Science at Texas A&M
University.

Click here to see photographs from the event.

For additional information on scholarships in the College of Science, go to http://www.science.tamu.edu/academics/scholarships.php.

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Contact: Shana K. Hutchins, (979) 862-1237 or shutchins@science.tamu.edu

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