First Endowment Established At Texas A&M Higher Education Center At McAllen

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Marty and Ruben HinojosaThe Texas A&M Foundation
Longtime community leaders Marty and Rubén Hinojosa established the first endowment at Texas A&M University’s Higher Education Center (HEC) at McAllen. Their $250,000 gift, funded through the sale of real estate, creates the Martha L. ’88 and Rubén E. Hinojosa Endowed Professorship through the Texas A&M Foundation. It will support a professor in science, technology, engineering, math, medicine or energy (STEM&ME) who is pursuing cutting-edge teaching, research, service and professional development activities.
Rubén Eloy Hinojosa served as U.S. Representative for Texas’s 15th congressional district from 1997-2017.
“Congressman Hinojosa has long been a champion of education and the Rio Grande Valley, so it is only fitting that their generous gift creates the first endowed professorship for the McAllen Higher Education Center,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “The McAllen Center has been a huge success and will be a vital component of Texas A&M University forever.”
The Hinojosas’ gift was matched financially by a $250,000 gift from Texas A&M University. “Texas A&M has a large, vibrant and strong network of Aggies in the Rio Grande Valley,” said Texas A&M Provost and Executive Vice …

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