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Texas State Heroes

Heroes are idealists, visionaries who dream noble dreams. Our Texas State Heroes are people who, through their unbridled generosity, have stepped forward to help us meet the needs of the state, the nation and the world while also encouraging individuals’ dreams and aspirations. The names of some of these are chiseled into the stone of buildings but all are etched into the heart and history of Texas State University.

By contributing $1 million or more, the individuals and foundations listed below are true Texas State heroes. To them, we say, “Thank you!”

Albert & Margaret Alkek

The Albert & Margaret Alkek Foundation
Albert B. Alkek Library
A long tradition of academic support

The Avery Family

The Avery Family
Avery Building
Round Rock Higher Education Center

Michael & Dianne Bowman

Michael & Dianne Bowman
David & Julianne Hunt Reception Area in the Strutters Gallery
Bowman Family Endowed Scholarship

T. Paul Bulmahn

T. Paul Bulmahn
T. Paul Bulmahn Research & Trading Lab
McCoy College of Business Administration

Darren B. Casey

Darren B. Casey
Darren B. Casey Athletic Administration Complex
Darren Casey Endowed Professorship for McCoy College of Business Administration

Richard A. Castro

Richard A. Castro
Richard A. Castro Undergraduate Admissions Center
Endowed Scholarships in Liberal Arts

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CenturyLink Advising Center
Advanced communications to enhance human connection

L.D. & LaVerne Clark

L.D. & LaVerne Harrell Clark
Found Donors
L.D. Clark & LaVerne Harrell Clark Literary Endowment

Dr. Grady Early

Dr. Grady G. Early
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Supporting research for the Forensic Anthropology Program

Jerry & Linda Gregg Fields

Drs. Jerry D. & Linda Gregg Fields
Jerry D. & Linda Gregg Fields Bobcat Stadium West Side Complex
Linda Gregg Fields Strutters Gallery

Donna L. Fox

Donna L. Fox
Fahringer-Fox Endowed Scholarship in Psychology
Supporting endowed scholarships in psychology

Gowens Family

James & B. Raye Gowens in Honor of Dr Paul R. Gowens
Supporting Athletics and an Endowed Professorship in the McCoy College of Business Administration

Patti Strickel Harrison

Dr. Patti Strickel Harrison
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Committed to supporting the arts and scholarships

Bill & Diana Hobby

The Hon. Bill & Diana Hobby
The Hobby Foundation

Fostering public service, leadership and media services

William & Loma Hobson

William T. & Loma C. Hobson
Endowed Scholarships

Houston Endowment Inc.

Houston Endowment Inc.
A philanthropy endowed by Jesse H. & Mary Gibbs Jones
Committed to funding high-impact programs

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Agriculture Scholarships
Faculty and Student Research Projects

Bruce & Gloria Ingram

Drs. Bruce G. & Gloria E. Ingram
Bruce and Gloria Ingram Hall
Bruce and Gloria Ingram School of Engineering

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Committed to helping people help themselves by funding grants in research

Jesse & Betty Luxton

Jesse C. & Betty A. Luxton
Endowed Scholarships

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Committed to generating cutting-edge research

Emmett & Miriam McCoy

Drs. Emmett F. & Miriam McCoy
Emmett & Miriam McCoy Hall
McCoy College of Business Administration Lab
Established the McCoy College Development Foundation

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The Meadows Foundation
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Providing funding for research, projects, programs and scholarships

Louise Merrick

Mrs. Louise Lindsey Merrick
Donor of First Endowed Chair, named for her mother, Therese Kayser Lindsey

Roy & Joann Mitte

Roy & Joann Cole Mitte
Founders of the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation

Daymon & Patricia Muehl

Daymon & Patricia Muehl
McCoy College of Business Administration Development Foundation
Advancing the future of McCoy College

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Committed to making the world a smarter place

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The Bernard Osher Foundation
Non-traditional Student Scholarship Program

Reed Brantley Parr

Mrs. Reed Brantley Parr
Donor of the Lewis A. & Reed Brantley Parr Endowed Music Scholarship
Reed Brantley Parr Fine Arts Endowment
Reed Brantley Parr Music Endowment

W. Morgan & Lou Claire Rose

W. Morgan & Lou Claire Rose
College of Liberal Arts
Building the Creative Writing Program

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St. David's Foundation
The St. David's Foundation School of Nursing
Health Professions
Round Rock Campus

Howard Terry

Howard Terry
The Terry Foundation

Expanding full scholarship opportunities for Texas high school graduates

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The Texas State University System Foundation
Graduate Endowed Scholarships

H.C. Vivian

Estate of H.C. Vivian
Committed to contributing to student scholarships in the McCoy College of Business Administration

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The Welch Foundation
Dedicated to supporting grants for research

William & Sally Wittliff

Drs. William D. & Sally Wittliff
The Wittliff Collections
Southwest Writers Collection
Southwestern & Mexican Photography