Perry D. Reed ’76, of Longview, has committed $25,000 to create an endowed scholarship for students at Mays. His scholarship gift, intended for finance majors with financial need, forms the Perry D. Reed ’76 Endowed Scholarship.

“One of the greatest traditions is the Aggie Miracle, a process through which a person of modest means receives an education because of the generosity of others. Mr. Reed has reached out to students who need financial help the most,” said Dean Jerry Strawser. “His generous gift will enable Mays to recruit talented students and keep the Aggie Miracle alive.”

Reed, CPA, is president and CEO of Perry D. Reed & Company, PC, of Longview. His firm provides accounting, tax, audit and advisory services to clients in Texas and across the nation. Reed graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1974 and from Texas A&M in 1976 with a degree in finance, beginning his professional career with H.B. Zachry Co. in San Antonio. He has served in leadership capacities for the Texas A&M Foundation and the Deep East Texas A&M Club. His son, Perry Thomas Reed II, is currently a freshman at Texas A&M.

“Success should be measured by the legacy one leaves behind, which in turn creates opportunities far into the future,” Reed said.