West Texas A&M University says WT alum, Dr. Andy Cole recently gave a $125,000 endowment to establish the new Cole Professorship in Animal Science from the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences.

Dr. Cole went on to work for 40 years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Lab in Bushland as a nutritionist and as the lab director for four years before he retired.

In 2005, Cole founded the Cole Agriculture Scholarship which aided 40 students to reach their educational goals. According to officials, Cole established a “planned gift of nearly $300,000 through a charitable annuity, his will, and his life insurance policy, which will convert the professorship into a distinguished professorship.

He’s made several scholarship contributions within the department including funding the Dr. N. Andy Cole Collaboration Area located on the third floor of the Happy State Bank Academic and Research Building in the Agricultural Sciences Complex.