Retired Brig. Gen. George Brinegar makes his hopes clear for the “Lead the Way” scholarship endowment he and his wife, Christine, created at Tarleton.
“As a 28-year military officer, I learned that a fundamental part of leadership is leading from the front—to encourage, motivate and set the example,” George says.
Learning those lifelong lessons started in 1978 as a Tarleton freshman and ROTC cadet.
“It was in those ROTC classrooms. It was in the laboratories. It was in the field exercises,” he says. “That was really my first awakening to the importance of leadership.”
George spent just one year in Stephenville before heading to Texas A&M to finish his undergraduate degree. He returned to Tarleton about a decade later, earning his master’s degree in science and agriculture.
Now retired from the Army, the Tarleton Distinguished Alumnus has agricultural interests in the Waco area and is the co-owner of a home health care business.
His training, beginning at Tarleton nearly 40 years ago, has led him to believe that true leadership requires people of integrity with a vision for the future.
He and Christine, a fifth-grade teacher, both recognize the value of financial support when it comes to earning a college degree and allowing leaders to blossom.
“We want to help young people as we were helped in the past,” George says. “We’ve made great technological leaps, outstanding discoveries in our intelligence, our databases, etc. What I want to emphasize is the importance of leadership. That’s the one constant of this equation of life in the 21st century.”
The BG Brinegar Family “Lead the Way” Endowed Scholarship was created to help sophomore Corps of Cadets that are seeking a commission in the Armed Forces defray expenses for students in the Tarleton’s Corps of Cadets Residential Living Hall. Full-time students in the Corps of Cadets with a minimum GPA of 2.8, who are not three- and four-year Army or Air Force ROTC scholarship recipients, are eligible to apply.
“Some people invest in the stock market. Some people invest in real estate,” George says. “Christine and I choose to invest in young leaders.”
If you want to make a difference with a planned gift to Tarleton, please contact Ashleah Baker at 254-968-9421 or email@example.com.
http://tarleton.planningyourlegacy.org/meet-our-donors/brinegars-lead-the-way (The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.)
We have our first preview event at East Texas Baptist University, ETBU Preview, on Monday, January 22. If you have any students who may be interested in ETBU, we would love to have them on campus for this event!
I have listed additional visit dates below along with a short blurb about each opportunity. You can see more information about visiting campus online here: https://www.etbu.edu/admissions/visit-etbu/. Regular Campus Visits are also available Monday through Friday at 9:30am & 1:30pm.
ETBU Preview – January 22, February 19, April 9
For high school and transfer students interested in ETBU, this is a great opportunity spend the whole day on our
beautiful campus! During this FREE event, you will get to attend an ETBU chapel, sit in on a college class
of your choosing, and eat lunch in the Student Commons. You will end the day with a tour of campus and
a student panel where you can ask current students questions about ETBU. Family & friends are welcome to attend.
Tiger Day – March 3
During this FREE SATURDAY event, students will have the opportunity to attend an Academic
Showcase, take a tour around the ETBU campus, sit in an admissions and financial aid talk, and hear
from a student panel. You will also be given tickets for an ETBU Tiger athletic event!
We are also hosting our annual College Advisor & Counselor Appreciation Day on March 28! More information about that opportunity will be coming soon.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!
Midwestern State University is proud to share our viewbook for the fall 2018-2019 class. We have redesigned the book to showcase our beautiful campus and highlight the student experience. The last couple of pages will contain admissions information, majors and comparative data as well as deadlines.
We hope you enjoy it and please share it with students or post as you see fit.
With Mustangs Pride,
GAYONNE BEAVERS | Director of Admissions