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COLLEGE STATION --

The Texas A&M University College of Science is making final preparations today for 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. 30), 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. Meigan Aronson, 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 2016 and their purposes is as follows:

Awards

-- The Richard Arnowitt Award Endowment was established in April 2016 by Edwin Arnowitt to support full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the Department of Physics and Astronomy with an academic focus that includes the Center for Theoretical Physics or the Experimental Quantum Optics at Texas A&M.

-- The Dr. Joseph Newton Graduate Student Service Awards were established in June 2016 by Ms. Sheridan M. Lorenz to recognize five students on an annual basis who have distinguished themselves with a record of service to the university, college, department, profession or community while pursuing a graduate degree in the College of Science.

Scholarships

-- The Luise Elise Carrie Memorial Scholarship was established in November 2016 by Dr. James R. Carrie in memory of his wife Luise to support full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the College of Science.

-- The Dr. Tom Tak Wai Leung Scholarship was established in March 2016 by Mr. Alvin Leung and Ms. Catherine Law in memory of Dr. Tom Leung to support full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Department of Chemistry.

-- The Matthew P. Rowan '04 Endowed Study Abroad Scholarships 1 & 2 were established in January 2017 by Ms. Sue P. Rowan in memory of her son Matthew to support study abroad experiences for full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Department of Chemistry.

-- The Dr. Matthew P. Rowan '04 Memorial Scholarship for Science Leadership Scholars was established in January 2017 by Mr. Terrell W. Rowan '72 and Mr. Joshua P. Rowan '02 in memory of Matthew Rowan to support full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Department of Chemistry and participating in the Science Leadership Scholars Program.

-- The Class of 1961 Science Leadership Scholars Program Scholarships 1 & 2 were established in July 2016 by the Texas A&M Class of 1961 to support full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the College of Science and participating in the Science Leadership Scholars Program.

-- The Leah and Bonsall Wilton '72 Scholarship was established in May 2016 by Mr. Bonsall Wilton '72 and Mrs. Leah Wilton to support full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Department of Biology.

Professorships

-- The Dr. D. Wayne Goodman Memorial Professorship in Chemistry was established in January 2017 to support the teaching, research, service and professional development activities of the holder.

Planned Gifts

-- The Hugo F. Elmendorf, Jr. '44 Lifelines Scholarship was established in April 2016 through a planned gift by Jennifer Elmendorf Lehman to provide additional funding for the scholarship in her father's name established in 2007.

-- The Harthcock Chemistry Research Scholarship Fund was established in August 2016 through a planned gift by Dr. Matthew A. Harthcock '82 to support full-time students pursuing graduate degrees in the Department of Chemistry.

-- The Leah and Bonsall Wilton '72 Scholarship II Fund was established in March 2017 through a planned gift by Mr. Bonsall Wilton '72 and Mrs. Leah Wilton to support full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Department of Biology.


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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