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February 20, 2024

$500,000 Gift for ASU Rodeo Team

Angelo State University has received a $500,000 gift from a West Texas family with a deep ranching heritage to establish the Bob Johnson Rodeo Endowment that will support operations for the ASU Rodeo Team.

January 29, 2024

Multiple Grants for ASU Rodeo Complex Improvements

In response to a $1 million challenge grant announced last year, Angelo State University has received new grants totaling $150,000 from two nonprofit organizations to help fund the ongoing renovations and updates to the ASU Rodeo Complex at the San Angelo Fairgrounds.

November 10, 2023

Nurre Named Angelo State’s 2023 Veteran of the Year

In commemoration of Veteran’s Day, Angelo State University has named retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Thomas G. Nurre Sr. as the 2023 ASU Veteran of the Year.

November 2, 2023

Distinguished Alum Gifts Angelo State $1 Million for Academics

Angelo State University has received a five-year, $1 million gift from alumnus Kelby Hagar, president and managing director of Argonaut Private Equity, to fund the new Angelo State Academic Excellence Endowment.

A Legacy of Lasting Impact

The word “legacy” can mean many things in higher education.

August 24, 2023

2022-23 Rodgers Distinguished Awards Winners

Angelo State University employees Dr. Erin Ashworth-King, Dr. William Taylor and Jayna Phinney have been selected to receive the 2022-23 Gary and Pat Rodgers Distinguished Awards honoring outstanding ASU faculty, staff and administrators.

June 5, 2023

$1 Million Challenge Grant for ASU Rodeo Team

Angelo State University has received an anonymous challenge grant of up to $1 million aimed specifically at funding renovations and updates to the ASU Rodeo Arena (formerly the Bly Arena) at the San Angelo Fairgrounds, which will be the official practice facility for the new ASU Rodeo Team.

Remembering the Past, Investing in the Future

A Ram Family connection made over 40 years ago has come full circle to the benefit of graduate students in Angelo State’s Archer College of Health and Human Services.

May 19, 2023

Significant Private Gift to Support Former Foster Care Students

Angelo State University has received a five-year, $250,000 commitment from Lubbock businessman David Alderson and his wife, Lisa, to help fund the Fostering Ram Success program that supports ASU students who were formerly in the foster care system.

April 6, 2023

Ground Broken for Rambelles Soccer Clubhouse

Angelo State University conducted a groundbreaking ceremony today (April 6) to officially mark the start of construction on a new $2.4 million Soccer Clubhouse for the Rambelles soccer team at the ASU Soccer Complex.

November 11, 2022

Mayer Named 2022 R.A.M. Veteran of the Year

Richard Mayer, a U.S. Naval Air Corps veteran and longtime supporter of Angelo State University, was named the 2022 Remembering Angelo’s Military (R.A.M.) Veteran of the Year during ASU’s annual Veterans Day Luncheon today (Nov. 11) in the Houston Harte University Center.

November 7, 2022

$1 Million Gift to Re-Name Department of English and Modern Languages

Angelo State University has received a $1 million gift from Dallas-based entrepreneur and philanthropist G. Brint Ryan to establish a permanent endowment benefitting ASU’s Department of English and Modern Languages.

October 26, 2022

$250,000 Gift for Rambelles Soccer Program

Angelo State University has received a $250,000 gift from an anonymous group of supporters to establish a new endowment specifically to benefit the ASU women’s soccer program.

September 29, 2022

$1 Million Gift for Endowed Chair in History

Angelo State University has received a $1 million gift from the Hardeman Family Foundation to fund the new Dorsey B. Hardeman Endowed Chair in History in the Dr. Arnoldo De León Department of History, a component of ASU’s College of Arts and Humanities.

September 8, 2022

Mayer Museum Opens Conaway Exhibit

The Angelo State University Mayer Museum will open a new permanent exhibit highlighting the career of former U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway on Friday, Sept. 9, on the second floor of the museum at 2501 W. Ave. N.

August 12, 2022

Ground Broken for New Housley Tower on Campus

Angelo State University hosted an official Groundbreaking Ceremony today (Aug. 12) for the new Housley Tower near the center of the ASU campus, with ASU officials, Housley Family members and members of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents all in attendance.

June 22, 2022

$1.6 Million Upgrade for ASU Soccer Complex

The Angelo State University Soccer Complex is set to undergo a $1.6 million, two-year renovation project that will add additional covered fan seating, a press box and the soccer program’s first dedicated clubhouse.

June 14, 2022

$2.3 Million Gift for ASU Auditorium Renovations & Naming

Angelo State University has received a $2.3 million gift from prominent local philanthropist and arts enthusiast Elta Joyce McAfee to help fund the restoration and renovation of ASU’s University Auditorium, which will be re-named the Elta Joyce Murphey Auditorium in her honor.

March 31, 2022

Ceremony to Honor ASU Track & Field Legends Noble & Owusu

Angelo State University will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the David Noble / ASU Relays track and field meet with a special ceremony on Saturday, April 2, to honor Noble, the longtime ASU track and field coach for whom ASU’s annual home meet is named.

March 16, 2022

Handball Club Wins National Championship

The Angelo State University Handball Club men’s team brought home both a team and an individual national title from the recent 69th U.S. Handball Association National Collegiate Championships at Missouri State University.

October 25, 2018

New Endowed Chair in ASU Norris-Vincent College of Business

Angelo State University alum Scott Wisniewski has gifted Angelo State $1 million to establish the Wisniewski Family Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship within the Norris-Vincent College of Business.

August 13, 2018

ASU Receives Gift to Establish Endowed Chair in Accounting

Angelo State University has received a generous monetary gift from alumnus Mark Low to establish the Low Family Chair in Accounting in ASU’s Norris-Vincent College of Business.

June 5, 2018

Angelo State University Announces Gift and Naming of College of Business

Angelo State University has received a combined $5 million gift from ASU alumni Lloyd Norris and Blake and Bryan Vincent to benefit ASU’s College of Business, and has named the college in their honor.

March 2, 2018

Construction Approved for ASU Museum

Angelo State University today announced that construction of a new Angelo State University Museum has been approved by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents at its regular meeting in El Paso.

December 8, 2015

Engineering Program’s First Semester a Rousing Success

Angelo State University’s fledgling Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program is already off to a flying start in its first semester of existence.

November 24, 2015

Ag Student Wheels Toward Bright Future

ASU junior Jacob Reicheneker knows all about overcoming adversity.

November 9, 2015

Retired Professor Honored for Latino-American History Work

For Dr. Arnoldo De León, a member of Angelo State University’s history faculty for 42 years until his retirement in June, his proudest career moment came in 1987. 

April 10, 2015

Date Set for ASU Blue and Gold Dinner

The date is set for the 11th Annual Phil George Blue & Gold Dinner and Auction with Crockett National Bank as the title sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. The dinner and athletic fundraising event will be on Friday, Aug. 7, at the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson St.

March 27, 2014

ASU Football Coming Home to Campus

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents has approved changing the name of the LeGrand Sports Complex to the LeGrand Stadium and Sports Complex after a $1.4 million dollar donation to provide lights and bleachers by Dr. Robert and Jean Ann LeGrand.

March 4, 2014

Gift from Mike Millegan to Impact Angelo State

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents has approved the naming of the ASU weight room in the Junell Center to the Ben and Alvetta Kelly weight room after a generous donation from Mike Millegan.

February 3, 2014

ASU Debuts Mayer Field

Richard and Betty Mayer were recognized during an Angelo State University ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to officially debut Mayer Field at the ASU Softball Complex and its new artificial turf.