Rebecca A. and Neal T. Thompson ’66, of Bullard, have committed a $200,000 estate gift to fund endowed scholarships for Mays students. Their gift creates the Neal T. Thompson ’66 and Rebecca A. Thompson Endowed Scholarship in Business.

“The Thompsons have made Mays students part of their legacy with their most generous gift,” said Dean Jerry Strawser. “Their generosity will be rewarded by providing an educational opportunity for future students studying business at Mays.”

Born in Bryan, Neal graduated from Texas A&M in 1966 with a degree in accounting and was a member of the 1964 Southwest Conference champion baseball team. He spent his career with Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) in locations around the country, retiring in 1995 as vice president of human resources. Neal and Becky have two sons, Aggies Brooks and Chip, and three granddaughters they hope will also become Aggies.

“Texas A&M has had a very positive influence on my life,” Neal Thompson said. “Becky and I feel blessed and privileged to be able to give back to the institution we love and consequently help support future Aggies.”