Academic Circle receives $30K gift to support students, faculty

Academic Circle Gift

Tarleton State University

Friday, October 19, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton’s Academic Circle received $30,000 in gift funds this week that will be used to support various programs and student scholarships.

Dr. Karen Murray, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, accepted the gift which was made possible through the fundraising efforts of the university’s Office of Development. The monies will be used to support student scholarships, faculty and student development, classroom improvements, as well as other academic needs at the university.

Among the beneficiaries of the $30,000 gift are two students enrolled in the Presidential Honors Program, in the form of scholarships; student scholarships to offset costs to participate in the university’s Washington D.C. internship program; the Tarleton Faculty Senate, which promotes faculty development and continuing education; the Tarleton Piano Festival organized by Dr. Leslie Spotz, which serves to bring accomplished guest pianists to campus for annual concerts and clinics; support for the Rocket Team in the CanSat Competition; and the Tarleton Texan football program, whose student-athletes will receive special edition camouflage uniforms for the upcoming Military Appreciation game.

The Academic Circle is comprised of donors who give unrestricted gifts of less than $1,000 through the Greater Tarleton Annual Fund, which provides crucial day to day operating support for the university’s colleges, programs and departments. Annual gifts from friends and Tarleton alumni help bridge the gap between state support and the true cost of education students.

For more information about how to contribute to the Greater Tarleton Annual Fund, or to learn more about other giving opportunities, please contact the Office of Development at (254) 968-9769 or email Sabra Guerra at


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Kurt Mogonye

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