Holidays bring opportunity for end-of-year donations to college

Larry Zuber

At year’s end, many Texas A&M College of Architecture former students honor their professors by including the college in their charitable giving.

“Former students remember what a faculty mentor did for them when they were in school and they want to honor their professors when they are ready to give back to the university,” said Larry Zuber, the university’s development officer for the college.

The college has a series of endowed funds named in honor of current and past faculty members.  These endowments are unique in that each was started by former students with the express purpose of encouraging their classmates to join them in honoring special faculty members in a personal, meaningful way.

Each fund will be a permanent source of support for the specific purpose laid out by the original donors.

Former students are encouraged to join them with a year-end tax-deductible gift to the endowments listed below.  Each has a link to the foundation’s online giving page for gifts by credit card.  For those wishing to make a gift by check or appreciated securities or who have questions about creating an endowment to support the College of Architecture or any of its departments or programs, please contact Zuber at or 979.845.0939.

John Only Greer Architectural Heritage Professorship

This fund will be used to support a full-time faculty member in collecting and maintaining archival records relating to the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University in College Station and the history of its teaching. research and outreach in the built and virtual environments: [] ( .

David Woodcock Professorship in Historic Preservation

The professorship will be held by the director of the [Center for Heritage Conservation] ( : [] ( .

George Mann Healthcare Design Education Fund

This endowment will be used to support the activities of the [Center for Health Systems and Design] ( and graduate teaching of health design: [] ( .

Paolo Barucchieri Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship provides financial support for College of Architecture students who will be studying at the Santa Chiara Study Facility in Italy: [] ( .

Rodney Hill Professorship in Creativity and Design

This professorship will support the creative work of a faculty member in the College of Architecture and honor a professor whose creative teaching has inspired many generations of students in the college: [] ( .

Bob Segner Auditorium / Francis Hall Construction Science Center

This fund is an ongoing campaign to renovate Francis Hall for the Department of Construction Science: [] ( .

David Pugh Urban Planning Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes the service of former planning faculty member David Pugh: [] ( .

Nancy Volkman Scholarship

The scholarship provides financial support for fulltime students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning: [] ( .

Dr. James C. Smith, II ‘70 Endowed Scholarship

The fund provides one or more scholarships to fulltime students in good standing pursuing a degree from the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M: [] ( .

James H. Marsh III '51 Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to construction science students demonstrating leadership ability and academic accomplishment: [] ( .

Jesus H. Hinojosa Endowed Scholarship in Urban Planning

The scholarship is awarded to one or more students in good standing pursuing a graduate degree from the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning: [] ( .

Michael D. Murphy Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate. Preference is given to an undergraduate student demonstrating progress towards completing a professional degree in a timely fashion: [] ( .

Donald B. Austin Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate landscape architecture student in financial need to participate in a study abroad program. Preference is given to students are or will be at the college’s study abroad venue in Italy: [] ( .

posted December 13, 2016