Generous Gift a Crescendo to a Life Well Lived
COMMERCE, Texas (Jan. 13, 2012)— As a music student at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Yvonne Polson Clements of Atlanta, TX, spent hours practicing the piano in the university’s former music building. Thanks to her recent gift to the Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation, future students will learn to play beautiful music in the new music building’s piano practice room named in her honor.
Clements, an alumna of Texas A&M University-Commerce, earned a bachelor’s degree in music in 1960. Today, Clements owns and operates Clements Oil in Atlanta, TX. She and her daughter, Carol Ann Clements of Dallas, TX, also own and operate a ranch in Miller County, Ark. Last year at this same time Mrs. Clements created the Robert S. Clements Memorial Endowment to provide scholarships to students majoring in Agriculture at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
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About Texas A&M University-Commerce: Founded in 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce is a member of The Texas A&M University System. Located in Northeast Texas, A&M-Commerce is home to more than 11,000 students, four academic colleges, a thriving graduate school, and more than 100 degree programs. As the region’s focal point of higher education, A&M-Commerce offers students facilities ranging from a world-class science building and new student center, to a fully equipped recreational facility and recently completed music hall. The university also has convenient facilities in Corsicana, Midlothian, Mesquite, and downtown Dallas.
About The Texas A&M University System: The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $730 million and help drive the state’s economy.