Category Archives: Development
An endowed fund to create the Dr. Calvin B. Parnell Faculty Fellowship in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department has been established by the Wesson Family Foundation. David Wesson, AGEN ’82, wanted to honor Dr. Calvin Parnell, who was an important mentor to David as an undergraduate. The Wesson Family Foundation entered into an agreement with the Texas A&M Foundation to make gifts that establish the Parnell Faculty Fellowship as well as a Wesson Family Foundation Matching Fund. The Matching Fund was created to encourage others who value… Read More →
Built in 1932, the Agricultural Engineering Building, now known as Daniels Scoates Hall, was designed to provide agricultural engineering instruction, research and extension. The building features a beautiful wrought iron doorway, exterior ornamentation, and a highly decorated foyer and lecture room. The lecture hall originally contained a stenciled-tile ceiling, an ornate chandelier, a wooden turntable, and murals. The frieze was painted for the building opening in 1933, followed by the six panel color mural in 1939 at the request of Daniel Scoates, the department head at the time…. Read More →
3rd Annual Departmental Tailgate Come join the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering Tailgate on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. We’ll be next to the Price Hobgood Building in the big white tent. We’ll have a large screen TV with the game on. Porta cool fans and restrooms available. Food and refreshments will be served before and during the game. Hope to see you there and BTHO Nicholls State!
Come join the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering Tailgate on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. We’ll be next to the Price Hobgood Building in the big white tent. We’ll be serving breakfast through lunch including Slovacek sausage, hot dogs, breakfast tacos, pancakes, veggie & fruit trays and coffee & orange juice. We’ll have a large screen TV with the game on. Porta cool fans and restrooms available. Hope to see you there and BTHO Prairie View A&M!
Born in McKinney Texas, Colonel Thomas Dooley, began his studies in the Fall of 1932. During his time at Texas A&M he was a Ross Volunteer and Head Yell Leader. He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1935. During World War II, Colonel Dooley served in the Philippines under General Jonathan Wainwright. When the Japanese attacked the Philippines in 1941, he distinguished himself in action as Aide-de-Camp to General Wainwright and was awarded the Silver Star. He continued serving with Wainwright through the Corregidor and Bataan campaigns. When Japanese… Read More →
By Jordan Overturf | The Eagle Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture and Life Science is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its biological and agricultural engineering department with the publishing of a historical book by Texas A&M historian Henry Dethloff. Dethloff said the book, titled Engineering Agriculture at Texas A&M: The First 100 Years, focuses on how the field of agriculture developed in the last century and how the Aggies have helped engineer new concepts in the field. The book will be available on April 30 from Texas A&M… Read More →
Initially, it was all about deferred maintenance – a catch phrase for everything that needs to be done to an old building in the way of air conditioning, electricity and plumbing just to make it function in modern times, Dr. Steve Searcy recalls. But those routine efforts literally unfolded the former glory of Scoates Hall on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, and that changed maintenance into makeover. For 35 years, Searcy has walked Scoates Hall from classrooms to his office, past the leaded stained glass,… Read More →
By: Olga Kuchment Hank Wiederhold knew first-hand that a generous act can yield life-long rewards. Many years ago, Wiederhold was looking for a way to transfer from Blinn College to Texas A&M University, and he met a young banker who decided to co-sign on his student loan. This stranger’s act of generosity allowed the student to fulfill his dream of becoming an agricultural engineer. Wiederhold’s career with the USDA—Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) resulted in countless benefits for Texans, and his love of family and all things Aggie… Read More →