Last academic year, donors and friends helped Angelo State raise $17.7 million for program support, endowed programs and scholarships, the Oaks Society and more.
These dollars produce real results. Angelo State’s educational and work environment are second to none. Enrollment for the fall semester of 2019 exceeded 10,000 students for the third year in a row.
Also, more and more of our students are graduating either debt-free or with minimal debt, thanks to scholarships and financial aid.
These gifts help create an environment our employees consistently recognize as world-class.
A Texas-sized “thank you” is in order!
Stephens Chapel Ground Breaking
In April, Dr. Brian J. May and Pollyanna and F.L. “Steve” Stephens turned the first dirt for construction of the Stephens Chapel on the Angelo State campus. The Stephens fully funded construction of the chapel with a gift of $1.925 million.
At 3,100 square feet, the Stephens Chapel will include a portico, narthex, sanctuary, bride’s room, groom’s room/vesting, sacristy, restrooms and service areas. It will have metal-framed, brick/stone-clad exterior walls and a metal roof. The finishes will include stone tile flooring, interior brick walls, stained glass windows, custom light fixtures, wood deck ceilings and custom pews. Businesses and individuals are invited to sponsor individual pews and/or stained glass windows.
This is the second ASU facility to be named for the Stephens, whose name also adorns the Stephens Arena inside the ASU Junell Center athletics facility on South Jackson Street.
Seibel Foundation Gift
In October 2018, Angelo State celebrated a $5.5 million gift from the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation in Galveston. In honor of this generosity, the Centennial Village Commons Building was named “Seibel Commons.” The gift helped offset construction costs for the new wing of the Centennial Village residence hall.