Transformational Impacts

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY HAS EMBARKED ON THE BOLDEST COMPREHENSIVE CAMPAIGN IN THE HISTORY OF PUBLIC EDUCATION.

At $4 billion, it is the largest fundraising endeavor ever undertaken in Texas.

For 140 years, Aggies have shown leadership through taking initiative and setting the example of selfless service. We’ve always known what it’s like to lead by example, but now it’s time to show the world what our leadership can do.

A contribution of any size will help us bring solutions to underserved communities, improve outcomes for individuals in need, and build stronger, more cultured, and more adept scholars. You can help us Lead By Example through:


ADVANCING TEACHING AND LEARNING

This year, Texas has once again designated the fields of language and literacy education, special education and all specializations within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as teacher shortage areas.

We are leading the state among our peers in producing teachers for these fields, but we must do more.

We can improve student achievement within K-12 schools by training the best teachers we can, especially in STEM fields, to foster engagement both in the classroom and the community.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Support the creation of the STEM Teaching and Learning Innovation Center as a hub where best practices in STEM education are researched and implemented.
  • Support the establishment of the Dean's Education Scholars Program or a Living Learning Community for students interested in high-need teaching fields.

IMPROVING INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY QUALITY OF LIFE

Quality of life is not only about physical health and activity, but also about mental and emotional health.

Approximately 20% of the U.S. population lives in a health professional shortage area and few of these communities have a complete plan for coordinating services for individuals in high-poverty areas.

We can provide the tools necessary to improve mental and physical outcomes to more individuals and families across the state through increased health programs, clinical studies, and professional development.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Support the expansion of the Telehealth Program to a larger geographic region, increasing the impact of, and access to, quality mental health services beyond geographic constraints.
  • Support the Center for Translational Research on Aging and Longevity in researching and disseminating the best nutrition, sleep, and exercise practices for aging adults.
  • Support the Texas A&M Coaching Academy in enhancing the quality of youth and collegiate coaches.

ACHIEVING EQUITY IN EDUCATION AND HEALTH

A great educator is more than a teacher. In the eyes of their students they serve many roles. They can be a mentor, a coach, a parent, and a fearless supporter.

We can create resources and services for students and individuals from underrepresented and underserved populations. We can improve literacy rates, graduation rates, and STEM interests.

We can also help teachers in urban schools grow in their fields, through professional development in areas specific to their needs.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Support the Center for Urban School Partnerships in researching and supporting teachers as they grapple with the unique needs of urban school environments while continuing to support the learning and achievement of students.
  • Establish undergraduate scholarships for low-income students ensuring access for all students to Texas A&M, regardless of income.
  • Support the Center on Disability and Development in researching and enhancing the school and work experience for individuals with disabilities.

DEVELOPING TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS VIA PARTNERSHIPS

Improving our state, nation, and world requires leaders with real and practical experiences.

We are starting with our curriculum and with our faculty, building in effective ways to create leaders through local, international – even interdisciplinary partnerships.

We are connecting our programs and expertise with organizations worldwide, creating a network to improve education and health outcomes, and help our students transform lives beyond Texas and Texas A&M.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Support to name the Distinguished Lecture Series in Health and Kinesiology where world-class researchers come to A&M, reflect on the impact of their work, and push the field forward.
  • Increase undergraduate research opportunities through travel grants and conference participation
  • Support global engagement opportunities to enhance student leadership growth and appreciation of other cultures.