It Started With Your Gift...

Stephen F. Austin State University has named-giving opportunities that provide a way for you to leave your own legacy on the SFA campus or to make a tribute or memorial gift in honor of someone special. An array of possibilities exists at SFA for donors interested in naming schools, programs, buildings and spaces after themselves or loved ones. 

Recent additions to the SFA campus landscape started with generous gifts. Please contact us for information about future development goals and prospective naming opportunities.

Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building
Opened Spring 2014 
Funded entirely through private donations, the building is designed to integrate educational and outreach programs offered to the more than 17,000 SFA Gardens visitors each year. The facility is named in honor of Tyler philanthropist Ina Brundrett, who served on both the SFA Gardens and Native Plant Center boards of advisers. 
Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building
Gayla Mize Garden
Dedicated Spring 2012
The Gayla Mize Garden honors Gayla Mize, a long time supporter of Nacogdoches Beautiful, SFA Gardens, and many other civic adventures in Nacogdoches.
Lysa Hagan, Ray Mize and Jimmy Mize
Ed and Gwen Cole Student Success Center
Opened Fall 2011
This 400-room, co-ed facility is focused on the needs of the first year student. Programming and resources help aid the transition to college, collegiate academia and for individual development.
Ed & Gwen Cole Student Success Center
Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing
Opened Spring 2010
This state-of-the-art facility houses classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices.
Janice Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center
Opened Summer 2009
The 120,000-square-foot facility opened comprises the nationally accredited Early Childhood Laboratory, "exemplary" rated University Charter School and award-winning Department of Elementary Education. 
Janice Pattillo Early Childhood Lab Motor Room
The Ed and Gwen Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House
Opened Fall 2008
The building’s first floor houses the 2,852-square-foot Jack and Doris Ledbetter Gallery, which includes a 120- by 160-inch drop-down screen which is utilized by the cinematography program when premiering its annual feature-length film and by the Friends of the Visual Arts for its monthly independent film series.

The 1,722-square-foot Florence Wilson Reavley Gallery on the second floor honors the memory of Judge Thomas Morrow Reavley’s late wife, a gifted artist, painter and sculptor who attended Nacogdoches High School, Stephen F. Austin Teachers College Demonstration School, as well as Stephens College in Columbia, MO. She earned a degree in studio art from the University of Texas.

The A.T. and Patricia Mast Forum on the second floor honors Patricia Mast and her late husband, Adlai, who was a fourth-generation native of Nacogdoches.
Gerald and Candace Schlief Tennis Complex
Opened Spring 2008
This facility, adjacent to 16 NCAA-regulation courts constructed in 2005, includes a coach’s office, locker rooms, and public restrooms. Gerald Schlief of Houston, a 1970 graduate of SFA and a lifetime member of the SFA Alumni Association, funded construction of the building. As a student, Schlief was a varsity tennis player and an ROTC cadet. The SFA Department of Accounting is also named in his honor.
Schlief Tennis Comples


Office of Development

P.O. Box 6092 - SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6092
2102 Alumni Drive
Austin Bldg. Ste. 303
Phone: 800.319.9517
Phone: 936.468.5406
Fax: 936.468.7025