Tarleton Announces Creation of $881,000 Henry Hohenberger Endowment

A recent ceremony marked a gift of $881,000 from Tarleton State University alumni Henry Hohenberger, center. Accepting the donation are university President Dr. James Hurley, left, and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean Dr. Barry Lambert.

STEPHENVILLE — Two-time Tarleton State University alumnus Henry Hohenberger recently made the largest cash gift ever to the Tarleton Foundation for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources — $881,000 to expand hands-on experiences for students at the Tarleton Agriculture Center.

The Henry Hohenberger Endowment will provide working scholarships as well as scholarships for students who wish to become secondary school teachers focused on agricultural mechanics.

“We are extremely grateful for generous friends and alumni like Henry Hohenberger,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “His extraordinary gift amplifies the legacy of our agricultural mechanics program and provides our students with greater opportunities for a transformative education.”

The endowment will enhance the quality of teaching in agricultural mechanics through support of a graduate assistant and annual funding to ensure that students have the most technologically advanced equipment and supplies.

“This visionary gift from Mr. Hohenberger will have a meaningful and lasting impact on students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources,” said COANR Dean Dr. Barry Lambert. “I very much appreciate Henry’s commitment to supporting the college and our current and future students.

Hohenberger hails from a ranching background and has worked the family property near Marble Falls throughout his life. He holds two degrees from Tarleton in agricultural education and was in the first class to receive a master’s degree at the university.

He taught agriculture education at Marble Falls High School and continues to be a staunch advocate for agriculture education and its co-curricular experiences.

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