Media Advisory/Request for Coverage

Construction to begin on new urban and structural entomology facility at Texas A&M

Facility naming reception set for Aug. 9


COLLEGE STATION – Construction on an urban and structural entomology facility will begin soon. The facility will ensure the Texas A&M University System remains at the forefront of urban entomology to discover, develop and implement research to control insects in and around our homes and other structures, university officials said.

The planned Texas A&M department of entomology facility will be paired with the Endowed Chair for Urban and Structural Entomology to conduct Texas A&M AgriLife Research, teaching and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service programs for decades to come, officials said.

The facility is being made possible in-part through a generous pledged gift from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation.

What: Facility naming ceremony and subsequent reception. On-site media contact will be Monica Delisa, assistant vice president for development, Texas A&M AgriLife, 979-847-9314,

When: 2:30-4 p.m., Aug. 9.

Where: Texas A&M University AgriLife Center, 556 John Kimbrough Blvd., College Station.


Note: The actual building site is at the corner of F&B Road and Agronomy Road, College Station, but the reception will be in the AgriLife Center due to the expected summer heat.


Particulars: For parking assistance or special accommodations, those planning to attend the reception should contact Tammy Shupak, development relations coordinator, Texas A&M AgriLife, at 979-847-9314, prior to the event.


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