Former Students

Petersens give back to university that has given their family so much

By • March 11th, 2014 • Category: Donors Corner, Former Students, Texas A&M

Since graduating from Texas A&M in the early 1980s, Kris ’81 and Bruce ’83 Petersen have been involved in the life of their alma mater in a variety of ways.



Davis $1 million gift doubled by Mays program match

By • February 20th, 2014 • Category: Donors Corner, Former Students, Texas A&M

Don Davis’ sense of Aggie pride and appreciation for the core values of Texas A&M have driven him to give back multiple times to his alma mater. Already a supporter of the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Olsen Field renovation, Davis decided he would like to make another gift to Texas A&M – this time to Mays Business School.



Rinn ’75 Establishes Accounting/Tax Education Endowment

By • February 18th, 2014 • Category: Donors Corner, Former Students

Robert (Bob) A. Rinn ’75 knew for many years that he wanted to leave part of his estate to Texas A&M through his will. After meeting with a financial consultant, Rinn decided to make a planned gift by assigning the Texas A&M Foundation as a beneficiary of one of his life insurance policies. His gift of $267,000 established the Robert A. Rinn ’75 Energy Accounting/Tax Education Endowment.



Generosity a family tradition for Andersons

By • February 6th, 2014 • Category: Donors Corner, Former Students, Texas A&M

Stephanie Anderson says her grandmother’s ambition for her family to be attend and graduate from college changed the trajectory of her family; and this objective has carried on in Stephanie and her husband’s charitable mission statement to help other families change their trajectories through education.



Aggie Ingenuity Encouraged By Texas A&M

By • January 10th, 2014 • Category: Centers, Former Students, Students, Texas A&M

From shorts complete with built-in fanny pack to an affordable 3D printer, Aggies are coming up with new ideas and Texas A&M University encourages their ingenuity both through education and practice. One example is the university’s first-ever elevator pitch competition, a fun and fast-paced contest where students pitched their business startups to a panel of expert investors who judged which businesses would take home a variety of cash prizes, and a Grand Prize trip to pitch to investors in Silicon Valley.



Aggie investment banker advises students to learn every day

By • November 15th, 2013 • Category: Executive Speakers, Former Students, Texas A&M

A job as director and head of agricultural commodities research for Societe Generale touches millions of lives, but the deepest rewards Christopher Narayanan ’96 receives are the one-on-one interactions with clients based on his in-depth analysis.



From hubcaps to Hollywood, Robison carves out a successful career

By • November 11th, 2013 • Category: Executive Speakers, Former Students, Texas A&M

John Robison ’85 has created more companies than most people have joined, and he doesn’t intend to slow down any time soon.



Fiesta spice company strives to keep things fresh

By • September 24th, 2013 • Category: Executive Speakers, Former Students, Texas A&M

Bolner’s Fiesta Spices is trying to balance culinary ventures with the proven formulas that have sustained it for almost six decades, says Michael Bolner ’73, vice president of sales and marketing.



Mays recognizes 2013 Outstanding Alumni

By • September 23rd, 2013 • Category: Former Students, Texas A&M

Dan Allen Hughes, Jr. ’80, Randy Cain ’82 and Tony R. Weber ’84 were recognized for their contributions to Mays in particular and to Texas A&M University in general. “As I thought of these three, one word kept coming to mind: integrity,” observed Mays Dean Jerry Strawser. “They did business well and they did business right. They are fine examples to us all.”



Michael Tedder ’91 leverages skills, social graces

By • September 16th, 2013 • Category: Executive Speakers, Former Students

An Aggie ring can open a lot of doors, but a firm handshake and good eye contact can make sure they stay open, explains Michael Tedder ’91, CFO and founding partner of Red Gap Communications.