Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Student Stories

Elizabeth HaddockI’m Elizabeth Haddock and I’m a sophomore majoring in Kinesiology from Las Cruces, New Mexico. I was the recipient of the Carroll Donovan and CJ Davidson, Jr. Scholarships. These scholarships meant a lot to me. Without them, I would have had to take out a lot more loan money and take a job which would have affected my ability to play on the Javelina Women’s Golf team. My grades would have been tremendously impacted if I had to fund my education on my own. Instead, with these scholarships, I can focus on school, study sessions, golf practice and tournaments without all the added stress of having to work a job too. One day, I hope to be able to give back and start my own scholarship that would help other students afford the cost of a college education.


Jonathan SulaicaMy name is Jonathan Sulaica and I’m a sophomore majoring in Geology from Three Rivers, TX. I chose Texas A&M University-Kingsville because of its small campus, strong Geology program, and closeness to home. With one sister currently in college and another enrolling at TAMUK next year, scholarships are really helping our family afford college. Thanks to the Presidential Gold Scholarship, some of the financial strain has been eased, which has helped me to enjoy my college experience and allow me to concentrate on my studies. It also allows me to be more active as a part of the Honors College and Geology Club. After graduation, I would like to continue my education by getting my Masters in Geology and use what I’ve learned to make a difference in the oil field industry. It was an honor to receive this scholarship and I’m so appreciative that the University gave it to me.


Alexandra and Victoria BreedingHello, I am Victoria Breeding. I have been a recipient of the Presidential, STARS, and TA Scholarships. Thanks to donors, I’ve had some amazing experiences at Texas A&M – Kingsville. The university has great professors who really engage you in class and make time to talk with you outside of class. The university does a great job of making kids feel at home, and I’m really thankful for that. As I get older, I realize that it’s important to feel like you belong. The department in general has been a highlight in my experience. I’m so thankful for all that donors have done to make this all possible for me. They have made such a difference in my life as well as my sister's.

Hi, my name is Alexandra Breeding. I was a recipient of the J.T. Peacock, Presidential, and Society of Independent Professionals Scholarships. These awards have allowed me to get a great education without the burden of tremendous amounts of debt when I finish school. That is really important, especially for students like me who have plans to go to graduate school. It has really taken some of the pressure off. Thanks to the donors that have supported me, I’ve had a pretty incredible experience. I’ve had opportunities given to me that I couldn't’t have gotten elsewhere. This place is home to me. I know the professors, and they listen to students, take suggestions and actually use them. They also are involved in helping students find jobs. I’m on track to graduate in the summer of 2012, and then I plan on going to graduate school. After I get established professionally in my field, I’m thinking about setting up a scholarship in the future thanks to the example set by donors who have helped me. My father was in the Army, so I’d like to set up something that will help ROTC or veterans. I am so grateful for what donors have done for me, and their generosity makes me want to give back to show my appreciation.