The Raiford Stripling Scholar for the 2005-2006 academic year
was Andrea Smith Eads, who completed her master of architecture
studies in May 2006, also earning a Certificate in Historic
Eads, from Cypress, Texas, earned a Bachelor of Environmental
Design from Texas A&M University in May 2004, receiving a
minor in art and architectural history. She graduated Summa Cum
Laude after an outstanding undergraduate career that included
a semester at the Santa Chiara campus outside Florence, Italy;
work experience with the university’s interior design office;
and an internship with Corgan Associates in Dallas, Texas. She
was earned the Thomas S. Gathright Academic Excellence Award
in 2004 through publication of her work in Texas Architect magazine
and Archive/B.E.D, a publication showcasing the best of undergraduate
work in the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University.
Eads’ undergraduate service career is as distinguished
as her academic record. She was elected to the national Tau Sigma
Delta Honor Society, served as president of the Alpha Alpha Chapter
in 2003-2004, and was awarded the TSD Bronze Medal for Distinction
in Student Leadership in 2004. She was active with the American
Institute of Architecture Students, serving as community service
co-chair in 2000-2001. She was also a leader in the Summer Honors
Invitational Program in Summer 2001.
Eads was also a member of the Texas A&M University Women’s
Chorus in 2003 and served as a volunteer in the Breakaway Student
Ministries from 2000-2003.
She is the third Raiford Stripling Scholar, a program funded
by the Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association.