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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.
$3M gift supports Coaching Academy in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University
Dorothy Jersild McFerrin, through The Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation, has committed a $3 million gift to the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University to support and expand the services offered through the Texas A&M Coaching Academy. The academy will be re-named the Thornton-McFerrin Coaching Academy in honor of Dorothy McFerrin and John Thornton.
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.
Former Students in the News
When Rebecca Buckland ’09 had her ring stolen, student teacher Sarah Adams ’21 called on the Aggie family to replace it.
Six alumni of the college will be recognized for their professional achievements and college-wide impact at the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Gala on Friday, Oct. 22 at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center.
Twenty years ago 38 passenger planes were forced to reroute to Gander, Newfoundland amid terror attacks in New York City and Washington. The small Canadian town became a refuge for nearly 6,700 stranded passengers.
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.