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Kathy Hawkins Campbell
Kathy Hawkins Campbell

Continuing the Legacy: Ernest Hawkins’s Daughter Makes Planned Gift to Support her Father’s Endowment

To Kathy Hawkins Campbell, Texas A&M University-Commerce is more than a beloved alma mater. It is her childhood home and the site of her father’s legendary career. These strong ties inspired Kathy to establish a planned gift to preserve her father’s legacy and support the university in future generations. More

Alejandro and Gloria Estrada
Alejandro and Gloria Estrada

Retired Teachers Remain Dedicated to Texas Education

Alejandro and Gloria Estrada may have retired from teaching, but they remain fully committed to helping Texas students access education. More

Nancy and Joe Owens
Joe and Nancy Owens

Paying It Forward to Support Aspiring Writers and Educators

Joe and Nancy Owens of Santa Monica, California, recently established a planned gift, a bequest intention through their will as a tribute to Joe’s uncle, Bill, who established an endowment to help provide scholarships to education majors. More

Lanelle E. Southerland
Lanelle E. Southerland ‘53

Educator Gives Back

A dedicated teacher and counselor, the late Lanelle E. Southerland’s service to public education spanned four decades. She was born in the Northeast Texas town of Windom More

Georgia Mae Waters Dorrough
Georgia Mae Waters Dorrough ‘50

Lifelong Educator supports STEM through Planetarium and Chemistry Programs

The late Georgia Mae Waters Dorrough, through her estate, has provided extraordinary support for the College of Science and Engineering at A&M-Commerce. More

Mary Spencer
Mary Spencer ‘72

Lifetime Connection and a Lasting Legacy

Inspired by her lifelong connection to A&M-Commerce, Mary Spencer found a way to provide opportunities for students for generations to come. More