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COLLEGE STATION --

Gerald '78 and Roberta '90 Meisner of Knoxville, TN, have provided an endowed scholarship to the Department 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.

"We both have an affinity for Texas A&M," said Gerry Meisner. "Robbie was a non-traditional student while working on her Ph.D., and it has always been difficult to find scholarship money for graduate students who were not entering graduate school directly after earning their bachelor's degree."

Meisner said that both of them think of Texas A&M when they think of higher education. They have one son who graduated from Texas A&M, another son who will graduate next year, plus a daughter who plans on attending.

"We appreciate everything that A&M has done for us and our children," said Meisner. "We wanted to give something back and hope this scholarship helps someone that might not otherwise get the help they need."

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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