Local Businessman Gives Employees Scholarship
COMMERCE, Texas (Jan. 13, 2012)— A college education is within easier reach for employees of Cavender’s Boot City and their families thanks to the recent generosity of Mike Cavender, vice president of Cavender’s Boot City.
Cavender, a 1982 graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce, made a generous addition to the James and Pat Cavender Endowment he established in 1998 in honor of his parents. The endowment funds are given exclusively to Cavender’s employees and their dependents in hopes of providing future generations with a college degree and opportunities to succeed in the future.
For more information on the scholarship or Cavender’s philanthropic efforts, contact Ashley Johnson, PR director, at 903-468-8171, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center.
A&M System members educate more than 120,000 students and reach another 22 million people through service each year. With more than 28,000 faculty and staff, the A&M System has a physical presence in 250 of the state’s 254 counties and a programmatic presence in every one. In 2010, externally funded research expenditures exceeded $772 million to help drive the state’s economy.