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Thanks to the many generous supporters of our college, we have been creating and shaping leaders in education and health for almost 50 years, fearlessly tackling the issues of our time.
And with your continued support, we will forge ahead — discovering, innovating, supporting, and continuing to lead.
Your Impact Makes a Difference
From a very young age, my mom and grandparents instilled in me that college was the answer to attaining a good life. They didn’t want me to repeat their lives—lives filled with intense labor and immense stress because no matter how long or hard they toiled, they could never make ends meet.
-Merari Boffil ’18
Why I Give: Ellen and Rod ’63 Thornton are Called to Serve
A teacher and principal. A veteran and former intelligence operative. Together, Ellen and Rod ’63 Thornton have spent decades working to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. Even though they are technically retired today, they still give back to their community and Texas A&M University.
5 Named Jane Stallings Honorees
This year’s honorees are Perla Barrera ’21, Carmen Boffill ’21, Anna Fedewa ’22, Bryan Hall ’21 and Madison Leslie ’20.
Coffee Table Conversations Underway
This series of virtual events, available for viewing here, are designed to disseminate the work of faculty and staff in meeting the challenges of our time.
Former Students in the News
Homeless youth across the U.S. experience many obstacles as a result of their circumstance. In Hawaii, they face additional challenges that are unique to the state.
Dr. Robin Rackley was in her second year of teaching at North Zulch ISD when Stephanie Deskin was in her first-grade class.
In the Fall of 2020, a new collaboration came to life. Working with Dr. Jeff McCanna ‘20, Chief of Human Talent at Tomball ISD, faculty found a way to offer future teachers a virtual senior methods semester.
Byrns, Clinical Professor Emerita of Special Education, is retiring this month after 13 years with CEHD. She joined the faculty in 2003 while working on a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
The first cohort included 79 educators from school districts across Texas in June and July.
School districts are trying to identify ways to support children with disabilities outside of the classroom.
Irma Alvarado graduated in 1970 with a bachelor’s in education. She is known as one of the first Hispanic female graduates of Texas A&M. Now, she is focused on using that education to inspire others.
Betty Hanks ’69 shares her story as part of the college’s 50th Anniversary year.
Aaron Cranford ’13 credits his Texas A&M scuba diving instructors with teaching him everything he knows about scuba diving. On April 23, 2017, this diving knowledge would help him save four people’s lives in Okinawa, Japan.
While DHH students face many of the same struggles in school, especially in science, there are some challenges that impact DHH students more. One of those challenges is language deficiencies and delays. More than 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents and nearly 75% of those parents never learn to sign.