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In Memoriam – Jack Calvin

April 01, 2016

Jack Calvin and wife Nora Janjan

Jack Calvin ‘60 and his wife, Dr. Nora Janjan ’06

Jack Calvin, a member of the Texas A&M class of 1960 and a long-time supporter of the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Calvin and his wife, Dr. Nora Janjan ’06, established multiple endowed chairs, scholarships, and other endowments, helping Texas A&M and the Bush School promote important research, provide funding for students, and provide a world-class education for the next generation of leaders. Dr. Nora Janjan is a graduate of the Bush School, having received her Master of Public Service and Administration degree in 2006.

Calvin’s life was one of deep generosity. In 2007, he and his wife established the Dr. Nora Janjan ’06 and Mr. Jack Calvin ’60 Endowed Chair for Health Policy and Public Service as well as the Dr. Nora Janjan ’06 and Mr. Jack Calvin ’60 Endowed Chair for the Promotion of Accountability and Responsibility in Government and Public Service.  Their generous gifts have allowed the chair holders to support research, teaching and research assistants, professional development activities, and other critical needs.

In addition to endowed chairs, the couple also established the Dr. Nora Janjan ’06 and Mr. Jack Calvin ’60 Endowed Scholarship Fund for the Bush School, which has allowed multiple Bush School students, especially veterans, to attend without taking on a significant student loan debt. Other gifts to Texas A&M University include an endowed scholarship fund for the Corps of Cadets and an endowment for research scientists at the Private Enterprise Research Center.

“Jack Calvin and his wife, Nora, played a major role in the Bush School’s continued growth and success,” said Ryan Crocker, dean of the Bush School. “Jack’s life of generosity and service is one to be admired.  He will be deeply missed.  Our hearts go out to Nora.”

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