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COLLEGE STATION --

Richard Schmude '81 of Barnesville, GA, has provided an endowed scholarship to the Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Texas A&M University. The gift will be matched by the department to provide assistance to a worthy graduate student in chemistry.

"My primary reason for choosing Texas A&M is that I attended this university, and I have a lot of respect for the students, faculty and administration," said Schmude. "All three groups of people were always willing to go out of their way to lend a helping hand."

"The Department helped me obtain the education that I now have and as a result, I have been able to inspire the next generation toward science."

Schmude is an associate professor of chemistry in the division of mathematics and natural science at Gordon College in Barnesville, GA. He earned his bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. from Texas A&M.
"I hope the recipient of the scholarship receives the same excellent education that I received," said Schmude. "I also hope that the recipient will be able to help inspire the next generation of scientists in any way that he or she can."

This scholarship is one of six new chemistry scholarships created as a result of a chemistry fund-raising campaign that the College of Science Development Office launched in December 2002. The ongoing campaign has generated more than $250,000 in scholarships for deserving Texas A&M chemistry students.

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Contact: Pat Schaub, Communications Specialist, College of Science, Texas A&M University, EMAIL: pschaub@science.tamu.edu, PH: 979-862-1237.

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