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<br /> THE TEXAS A&M FOUNDATION MAGAZINE | SUMMER 2013<br /> Deep Blue Adventures<br /> TAMU Galveston cave-diving scientist discovers hundreds of new species<br /> Science Fiction's Safe Haven<br /> Take a look inside Texas A&M's<br /> “out-of-this-world” sci-fi collection<br /> Luke's Legacy<br /> Family and friends honor fallen<br /> sophomore with a gift for MSC FISH<br /> The “Bonfire Effect”<br /> Aggies keep the fire burning through<br /> generations of scholarship giving<br /> PRESIDENT’S LETTER<br /> Muster Memories<br /> bout a year and a half ago an old friend and classmate, Dick Carey ’67,<br /> asked if I would speak at the 2012 Aggie Muster for the Hood and<br /> Somervell County A&M Club. I told Dick that I had a conflict, but<br /> being light on his feet and true to his college nickname “Bulldog<a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=1"> THE TEXAS A&M FOUNDATION MAGAZINE | SUM</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=2"> PRESIDENT’S LETTER Muster Memories </a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=3"> With his team of experts, Texas A&M University at</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=4"> eDITOr Sondra White ’87 MAnAGInG eDITOr Megan K</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=5"> Sandy and Les Pittman '74 will reap multiple bene</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=6"> Letters Share Your Comments We always enjoy rece</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=7"> unable themselves to answer this year’s annual mu</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=8"> Hundreds of Texas A&M students planted pine seedl</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=9"> and booths set up on the track around Kyle Field </a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=10"> Bright yellow "drift cards" are part of a Texas A</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=11"> the open ocean is about two percent, but we are h</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=12"> Gifts to the Texas A&M Foundation Inspire Spirit </a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=13"> Student Engineers Give $1 Million In the largest</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=14"> It's Time to Serve Through Philanthropy OneVoi</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=15"> 2013 Eduventures Survey Findings T E X A S A </a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=16"> OneVoice Texas A&M has come a long way from it</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=17"> S P I R I T M A G A Z I N E | S U M M E R </a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=18"> </a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=19"> An 81-year-old Aggieland Icon Hailed as “the most</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=20"> Faculty Impact Adventures in the Deep Blue. Tom </a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=21"> Clockwise from left: Cave diving experts Brian Ka</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=22"> One such remote place is Phantom Springs Cave in </a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=23"> others from caves in the Canary Islands on the op</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=24"> around the globe to test various theories about h</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=25"> “Tom introduced me to many wonderful adventu</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=26"> 24 T E X A S A & M F O U N D A T I O N</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=27"> Texas A&M's collection of science fiction and fan</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=28"> G a m e o f T h r o n e</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=29"> generations of Aggies. Cushing’s acqui- sitions a</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=30"> STUDENT IMPACT—SomeofBrockNelson'sbest memories o</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=31"> </a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=32"> “Bonfire was kind of like an endowed scholars</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=33"> “Engineers have the stereotype of being n</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=34"> FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF LUKE URBANOVSKY '15 HONOR H</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=35"> SPIRIT IMPACT “Here” The glow of a single c</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=36"> 1 “The endowment is important to us beca</a> <a title="Summer 2013 Spirit page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0d5d4ea?page=37"> honoring Luke. 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