01 Jun 2009 Smith County Alumni Donate Funds for Scholarships
COMMERCE, Texas — The Smith County Alumni of Texas A&M University-Commerce have donated $50,000 for three scholarships to be awarded to Smith County students attending A&M-Commerce this fall.
About 100 met May 6 at the Bank of Tyler to hear from bank president and alumnus Ted Conover, A&M-Commerce President Dan Jones, athletic director Carlton Cooper, and several coaches, including head football coach Guy Morris, formerly of Baylor, and student athletes being recruited to the university.
The effort is to encourage student athletes to enroll at A&M-Commerce. More than 2,500 A&M-Commerce alumni live in Smith County.
A&M-COMMERCE ALUMNI IN SMITH COUNTY FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
TYLER ALUMNI – The Smith County Alumni of Texas A&M University-Commerce have donated $50,000 for scholarships for Smith County students. From left are Dr. Dan Jones, president of A&M-Commerce; Carlton Cooper, athletic director; Kenneth Threlkeld, A&M Commerce graduate and A&M Commerce Foundation Board member; and Betsy and Elmer Ellis of Tyler. Elmer Ellis is a Distinguished Alumnus and formerly with the A&M Commerce Foundation Board of Directors.