agriculture and life sciences college

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences works across multiple fronts to improve your food, health and environment through innovation, education and discovery. Leading by example is ingrained in our practical approach to research and in our strong focus on experiential learning. We lead by example by living the land-grant mission each day through our teaching, research, extension and service programs.

FUNDING PRIORITIES

Nourishing the Future ($50 million)

The Institute for Advancing Health through Agriculture will focus on developing responsive agriculture to better serve consumers, use technology to assess an individual’s health in relation to diet, and bring non-biased evidence to decision makers in the food system. Texas A&M will bring agriculture together to be the answer to the health care crisis. We are seeking funding for faculty support, research and programmatic use and have several naming opportunities available.

The Leach Teaching Gardens ($40 million+)

A 40-acre public teaching and research garden on West Campus will allow faculty and students to educate the public on sustainable food production, urban landscapes, protecting our environment and conserving our natural resources. This green space is a peaceful sanctuary on campus, a place where everyone at Texas A&M and in the surrounding community can relax, enjoy and learn. Naming opportunities available for Phase I and Phase II conceptual design are coming soon.

TALENT FUND

Retain and Recruit World-Class Faculty ($50 million)

Providing faculty support is a great way to leave a legacy and sustain academic excellence at Texas A&M University. The ability to assign endowed titles to eminent faculty is critical for recruiting the very best faculty and retaining current faculty who are often targeted by peer institutions. Chairs can be endowed with a $2 million gift, professorships with a $500,000 gift and fellowships with $250,000 gift. Earnings from an endowment support the holder’s teaching, research and other professional activities.

Borlaug Scholars Program ($5 million)

The Norman Borlaug Endowed Research Scholars Program is a college-wide effort to recruit and retain the top undergraduate or doctoral students interested in research that advances the Borlaug legacy. Support of $100,000 or more will allow recipients to receive funding each year for up to 4 years.

Dean’s Excellence Fund ($10 million)

The Dean’s Excellence Fund is a crucial component of the college’s ongoing operations, and funding will elevate Texas A&M AgriLife on state, national and international platforms. Gifts have an immediate and positive impact on our students, faculty and programs.

Reaching Every Texan through COALS

First Generation Endowed Scholarships ($10 million)

A First-Generation Agricultural Student Mentoring Program is part of the college’s effort to enhance undergraduate educational opportunities. Participating students will be paired with a faculty or staff member who helps them leverage university resources to succeed professionally and personally. Support the program with a $100,000 endowed gift.

Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academies Scholarships ($10 million)

Through a partnership with local community colleges across Texas, a two-year academy program will feed into the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M, enabling more students in pursuit of agriculture to have the opportunity to enroll in and complete a four-year degree from the College Station campus. The academies provide an affordable and feasible transition for qualified students who begin at a two-year college and complete their degree at the College Station campus. A scholarship of $25,000 or more will have significant impact.

Real World Experiential Learning

Experience driven education and programmatic excellence ($10 million)

Texas A&M classrooms should know no borders. High-impact learning experiences and programmatic support provides transformative learning opportunities and enables students to gain real-world knowledge of the industries they will serve. Endowed support for these programs begins at $25,000.

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44 Farms provides a lead gift for the International Beef Cattle Academy, an online certificate program in the Department of Animal Science that will advance the knowledge of global beef production.

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The Leach Teaching Gardens

On West Campus, this seven-acre oasis encompasses 30 different gardens, trails, overlooks and rest areas. Visitors can observe its beauty, connect with nature, learn about gardening, or sit and relax in a private nook.

To support the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and learn about endowment opportunities, contact Allyson Tjoelker.

allyson tjoelker

Allyson Tjoelker ‘02

Assistant Vice President for Development
Texas A&M Foundation
(800) 392-3310 or (979) 458-7929
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