Honoring Supporters who have become a part of WT's Legacy

Recognizing the Committee for Advancement of Agricultural Science Programs at WTAMU

Honoring the past:

In the beginning, influential business and community leaders - with a shared interest and devotion to WT - passionately led the important work of raising the Agricultural Sciences programs to national recognition. Mike Mauldin, President and CEO of First Financial Bank Hereford; Dr. Bob Robinson, Randall County Commissioner; Stanley Schaeffer, retired WT Supporter; and Ross Wilson, President and CEO of Texas Cattle Feeders Association led the initial vision of a WT Agricultural program that would be competitive to any educational program in the nation.


Appreciating the present:

Countless hours of hard work and generous giving support from the community, Alumni and supporters led to the September 2018 grand opening of a three building agricultural complex valued at $48 million. The stunning new three-story Happy State Bank Academic and Research building houses the Caviness Meat Science and Innovation Center, Doc's Meat retail Store, and the majority of the classroom spaces. The Piehl-Schaeffer Pavilion hosts multi-purpose events and includes a state-of-the-art Wet Lab. The Bain Event Center is multi-purpose arena that can seat up to 500 people for  a wide-variety of equestrian events. The entire complex is 186,000 square feet of student-centered learning and community space.

Looking to the future:

The impressive, three building complex is a proud symbol of the importance of agricultural educational programs at West Texas A&M University, and the deep heritage it represents in the Texas Panhandle community. Internationally recognized faculty providing the highest-quality student education using state-of-the art classroom technology and laboratory equipment available. Graduating a highly-qualified, industry competitive employee that is impacting agricultural communities around the world.

Click here to read more about the history of the Agricultural Sciences Complex:


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Agricultural Complex
West Texas A&M University recognizes supporters that have made important and significant contributions to enable and support the teaching, hands-on learning experiences and research conducted at the Agricultural Complex.
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Happy State Bank Academic & Research Building, Suite 262
WTAMU Box 60872, Canyon, TX  79016