(HOUSTON) – Former Texas A&M University Regent and medical building namesake Joe Reynolds and his wife Susie have endowed the Sue and Joe H. Reynolds Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. The Reynolds’ $100,000 gift is designed to assist students defer the cost of their medical education.

“Mr. Reynolds has been a long-time supporter and champion of the College of Medicine and we are honored that he and his wife chose to establish an endowed scholarship fund for our students,” College of Medicine Dean Christopher C. Colenda, M.D. said. “Because of their generous gift, we are able to assist medical students as they receive their education and go on to become caring, compassionate physicians.”

Reynolds served on the Texas A&M University Board of Regents from 1973 to 1981 and then again from 1983 to 1989. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of the College of Medicine in the 1970s and is the namesake of the building that houses the medical school, the Joe H. Reynolds Medical Building.

“I love the College of Medicine,” Reynolds says. “It has been a big part of my life since my days on The Texas A&M Board of Regents. Providing this endowed scholarship is something my wife Susie and I wanted to do for the college and its students.”

For more about giving to the College of Medicine, visit http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/oia/

Founded in 1977, the College of Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center is committed to educating, training and equipping physicians who are compassionate about their patients and dedicated to the communities in which they serve. Located on the Texas A&M University campus and at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, the college utilizes approximately 700 basic scientists and clinicians to instruct students during the course of their medical education. The College of Medicine’s primary clinical affiliate, Scott & White, is ranked as one of the top 15 teaching hospitals in the nation.

The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.

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