"The impact of a quality education on an individual’s life cannot be underestimated, and by becoming a member of the President’s Circle of Excellence you are making a difference in the lives of others and setting an example for others to follow."

For over 50 years, Student Success has been at the heart of all we do at Brazosport College. Whether it be through providing new state of the art facilities, adding new workforce programs, or providing financial assistance our goal is to help our students complete their education. Your investment means the difference between ordinary and extraordinary educational opportunities within our community.

The impact of a quality education on an individual’s life cannot be underestimated, and by becoming a member of the President’s Circle of Excellence you are making a difference in the lives of others and setting an example for others to follow.

Your leadership gift to this exciting initiative will provide quick action/quick response funds meeting the immediate needs of Brazosport College students.

Thank you for your support of Brazosport College and the Brazosport College Foundation. As we celebrate the momentous milestone of Brazosport College being The College of Choice for 50 years, I hope you will consider joining me as a Founding Member of the President’s Circle of Excellence and continuing to make a difference in the lives of Brazosport College students now and for years to come.

Dr. Millicent Valek
President, Brazosport College

Dr. Millicent Valek, President of Brazosport College

Brazosport College students studying in the Library

Purpose Statement

President’s Circle of Excellence members are valued supporters of Brazosport College committed to the important role the college plays in enhancing the quality of education for our college community. President’s Circle of Excellence members contribute annual gifts of $1,000 for individual or couple or $3,000 for business or corporation in support of the Brazosport College Foundation’s Excellence Fund.

The Excellence Fund provides financial support for the enhancement of educational opportunities at Brazosport College, and gives the Brazosport College Foundation the capacity to help the college launch special initiatives, capitalize on opportunities to strengthen student programs and to meet pressing needs as they arise. Its purpose is to provide an educational legacy for generations to come through discretionary funds that allow for maximum flexibility in meeting priorities aligned with the College’s Strategic Plan.

Becoming a member of the President’s Circle of Excellence is about leadership, making a difference in the lives of others and setting an example for others to follow.

Change lives. Set an example.
Join the President's Circle of Excellence today.

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Membership Benefits

In appreciation of your generosity, the college extends certain benefits, including:

• Annual cocktail reception at the President’s Office Suite
• Invitation to a Clarion concert & reception
• President’s newsletter
• Recognition on donor wall in The Clarion
• Reserved seating at commencement ceremony
• Role in supporting the president in addressing most pressing need

We encourage you to join the President’s Circle of Excellence. You will have the option to choose from an annual, semi-annual, quarterly, or monthly gift. For program planning purposes, a five year commitment is appreciated.

Brazosport College Graduates

Founding Members of the President's Circle of Excellence

  • Gerald and Serena Andrews
  • James and Rosemary Barta
  • Kim and Dennis Bonnen
  • Matthew and Natalie Broaddus
  • Jimmy and Jo Ann Brown
  • Linda and Aldo Capristo
  • Jason and Andrea Cordoba
  • Leslie Cummings
  • Barbara B. Franklin
  • Trish and George Franklin
  • Michael and Sherrie Garrett
  • Jay and Lisa Gibson
  • Larry and Jo Greathouse
  • Luz Helena and Roderick M. Hall
  • Roland and Jean Hendricks
  • Jerry and Anna Dolores Hinijosa
  • Gary and Ruth Hockstra
  • David and Jaimee Howarth
  • Charles and Carolyn Johnson
  • Jane and Huge Leidlein
  • Leslie Lowrey
  • Cheri and Mark McBurnett
  • Corky and Vicki Melass
  • Harold and Barbara Monical
  • Jean and Don Nigbor
  • Ivonne and Al Olvera
  • Robert and Karen Perryman
  • Steve and Ann Polemenakos
  • Anita and George Rau
  • Sharon and Speedy Rogers
  • Byron and Sandra Sadler
  • Ravi and Pamela Singhania
  • Bill and Diane Tasto
  • Dr. Millicent Valek and John May
  • Jon and Tracee Watts
  • Rich and Trudy Wells
  • Don and Sharon White
  • Doris Williams
  • Nancy and Gordon Wollam
  • Daniel and Joetta Yates

Founding Corporate Members of the President’s Circle of Excellence

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President’s Circle of Excellence Committee Members

Diane Tasto, Chair

Gary Hockstra

David Howarth

Vicki Melass

Sharon Rogers

Nancy Wollam

Dr. Millicent Valek, President, Brazosport College

Brazosport College Foundation Staff

Tracee Watts, MOL, CFRE
Vice President, College Advancement
979.230.3163
tracee.watts@brazosport.edu

Haley Ruthstrom
Director, Major Gifts
979.230.3245
haley.ruthstrom@brazosport.edu

Sherrie Garrett
Development Officer
979.230.3496
sherrie.garrett@brazosport.edu

Lynnette Bauman
Sr. Administrative Office Specialist
979.230.3234
lynnette.bauman@brazosport.edu