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<br /> THE TEXAS A&M FOUNDATION MAGAZINE | SPRING 2014<br /> DESERT<br /> AGGIES<br /> Texas A&M is grooming a new<br /> breed of engineers in the<br /> Middle Eastern emirate of Qatar<br /> Heartfelt Giving<br /> DOROTHY & ARTIE MCFERRIN '65 AND<br /> DOUG PITCOCK '49 ARE THE 2014<br /> STERLING C. EVANS MEDAL RECIPIENTS<br /> Room for More Miracles<br /> JOIN THE CRUSADE TO RENEW TEXAS A&M'S<br /> SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL SO IT REMAINS<br /> ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION<br /> Heroes on the Quad<br /> AFTER EXPERIENCING ACTIVE-DUTY<br /> MILITARY SERVICE, THESE VETERANS<br /> CHOSE TEXAS A&M'S CORPS OF CADETS<br /> Yousef Hussain Kamal, Qatar's econ-<br /> omy and finance minister from 1998<br /> to 2013, with Dr. Ed Davis '67, who<br /> was Texas A&M's interim president<br /> during a 2007 visit to the university's<br /> Qatar campus.<br /> PRESIDENT’S LETTER<br /> Meda<a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=1"> THE TEXAS A&M FOUNDATION MAGAZINE | SPR</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=2"> Yousef Hussain Kamal, Qatar's econ- omy and finan</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=3"> Texas A&M's Small Animal Hospital is launching a </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=4"> EDITOr SondraWhite’87 MAnAGInG EDITOr MeganKasp</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=5"> Charity Breidenbach '02 (center) and her children</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=6"> ShareYourComments We always enjoy receiving our r</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=7"> Aerial photographs taken of Kyle Field just after</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=8"> Letters COLOR BLIND ADMISSIONS Thefall2013</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=9"> Barry Davis '76 helped the Aggies capture back-to</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=10"> Letters least attractive since I am very close </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=11"> standing university — it should not change. We co</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=12"> OnCampus The remodeled Campus Course, wh</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=13"> Left: The Physical Education Activity Program Bui</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=14"> LabWork An artist's rendering of the newly </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=15"> Thanks to a grant from the National Science Found</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=16"> NewGifts Every Gift Counts We would like to ext</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=17"> utive director. “The institution joins other Texa</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=18"> Born for Business OneVoice </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=19"> mer Yell Leader Ben Debayle ’09 that produces acc</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=20"> LorraineUrbis’13,aformermemberoftheTexasA&M Unive</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=21"> </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=22"> 16 T E X A S A & M F O U N D A T I O N</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=23"> —SPIRITIMPACT— DELTA COMPANY CORPS</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=24"> “It gained the respect of all the cadets who</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=25"> “What you have is veterans from all of the</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=26"> Broken toilet bowls and sinks. Sulfur recovered f</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=27"> Don Saylak ’72, professor emeritus of materials s</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=28"> It was his high school principal, Dr. Ma</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=29"> The Saylak Legacy The best part of his job? It’s </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=30"> L ocated on the Canadian bord</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=31"> Texas A&M's Small Animal Hospital Cra</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=32"> Plus, sheer demand must be considered. </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=33"> The hope is that the hospital </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=34"> STUDENT IMPACT Sarah Tohlen '13, the inaugura</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=35"> ggies </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=36"> TEXAS A&M'S GLOBAL FOOTPRINT Editor's Note: Th</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=37"> Texas A&M University at M</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=38"> Later, cheerfully swept up in Aggie fervor, she w</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=39"> Clockwise: The Qatar peninsula juts 100 miles nor</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=40"> efore Gerald Daigle ’15 l</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=41"> Clockwise: About 38 percent of the student body a</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=42"> The Texas A&M Foundation awarded Dorothy and Arth</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=43"> Introducing t.e 2014 Sterling C. E√ans Medal </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=44"> In 1975, Artie and a partner invest- ed $</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=45"> James “Doug” Pitcock Jr. '49 “Texas A&M is my fa</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=46"> impact of matching gifts and two years later foun</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=47"> James “Doug” Pitcock '49 was recognized with the </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=48"> Aggie Airwaves Opportunity Community vo</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=49"> KAMU TV's On-Air Courses So, what do you want to</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=50"> @Foundation </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=51"> School. Previously, </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=52"> William O. Adams '44 was able to finish college w</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=53"> Contact Get in touch with the Texas A&M Founda</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=54"> Contact 48 T E X A S A & M </a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=55"> Mapping Historic Aggieland — With Friends Ever wa</a> <a title="Spring 2014 Spirit page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7bb8c3a8?page=56"> </a>