Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Calendar on sale at history department to benefit David Thomas Clapper scholarship for history majors

KINGSVILLE - January 24, 2007

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

Clapper

KINGSVILLE (January 24, 2007) — A calendar on sale in the Texas A&M University-Kingsville department of history pays tribute to a fallen student while supporting a scholarship fund in his name.

David Thomas Clapper was a senior at A&M-Kingsville pursuing a dual major in history and mathematics, and a participant in the Marines Platoon Leader Cadet Program. He also served as a math tutor at Robstown High School. Clapper passed away in a motorcycle accident on April 15, 2006.

His parents, David R. and Emma Clapper, have announced the establishment of the David Thomas Clapper Scholarship, the first endowed scholarship for which undergraduate and graduate history majors are eligible. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to those who demonstrate a similar willingness to serve their neighbors and the nation.

To raise funds for the endowment of the scholarship, the history department is offering a calendar for $15 that celebrates the world as seen through David’s eyes. All proceeds from the sale will go to the David Thomas Clapper Scholarship Fund.
The calendars are available in the history department office, located in room 258 of Rhode Hall.

Tax-exempt donations also will be accepted. For more information on donations or the scholarship, contact the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation, Inc. at 361-593-2208.


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