The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees on Thursday recognized two couples, Weldon and Patti Kruger and Reta Haynes and the late Harold J. “Bill” Haynes, as the 2013 recipients of the Sterling C. Evans Medal. The ceremony was attended by the Krugers and by Reta Haynes.
Evans Medal recipients exhibit exemplary philanthropy, benefiting Texas A&M University through contributions and volunteer leadership. Other qualifications include a lifelong devotion to Texas A&M, motivation of others to support the university, and a personal history of integrity and excellence. The medal is the highest honor bestowed by the Foundation.
The Haynes family has supported Texas A&M students, faculty, colleges and programs through funding for merit-based scholarships, faculty chairs and fellowships,facilities and other endowments that advance the academic excellence of Texas A&M colleges.
The Krugers also have backed the university through gifts that support scholarships, building projects, study abroad and student organizations. In particular, they have established a number of endowments to benefit the academic excellence and leadership of the Corps of Cadets.