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Alumna leaves largest-ever gift to TWU Athletics


DENTON — A $420,000 gift from the estate of Texas Woman’s University alumna Agnes C. Talley will provide additional scholarship dollars for TWU student-athletes. The gift is the largest single gift ever made to the university’s athletics program.

Ms. Talley made the gift to the TWU Pioneer Club, which was established in 1984 as a fund for athletics scholarships.

“This gift will help our student-athletes continue toward their goal of a quality education as they continue to compete on a team,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas, TWU vice president for student life. “Our student-athletes truly live up to our philosophy of being a student first. The athletics record of which we are most proud is the 62 consecutive semesters of having an overall team grade point average of 3.0 or higher.”

Ms. Talley – or “Aggie,” as her friends and classmates knew her – played on the badminton and field hockey teams as a student at what then was Texas State College for Women. She graduated in 1945 with a bachelor’s degree in health, physical education and recreation. She served as a teacher and counselor in Waco, where she retired with more than 40 years of service. Ms. Talley passed away Nov. 22, 2012 in Waco at the age of 89.

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