Office of Development Giving to SFA

Dr. Ken Collier Legislative Internship Program

  • Goal: $87,500
  • $26,250
  • 30% funded
  • 95 donors

Dr. Ken Collier’s passion was helping students succeed. He strongly believed in the experience and education students could gain through an internship with the state Legislature. Collier oversaw the legislative internship program at SFA. Each legislative session, students were placed in legislative and executive offices in Austin based on the student’s interest. While in those offices, students gained valuable experience, from marking up legislation to working on the state budget. Many internship program alumni now enjoy careers as attorneys or work in governmental offices throughout the state.

Collier would have fought to restore the funding for legislative interns. There is no better way to honor him than to endow a permanent legislative internship program.

Recurring payments

If you would like to support this project with a recurring gift, please indicate how often and how many payments we should schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact Kat Kessler Thompson:

phone: 936.468.8490
email: kathleen.thompson@sfasu.edu

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  • Anonymous $8,957 about 2 months ago
  • Gary Robinson $900 about 4 months ago
  • Dr. Heather $100

    Your spirit will live in every debate. May you continue to roam the Presidential…

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    about 6 months ago
  • Tom Garrity $100

    Ken and I were close friends in college at UT. I just…

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    about 6 months ago
  • Former student $25 about 6 months ago
  • Justin & Shay Pohlmann $480 about 6 months ago
  • anonymous $20 about 7 months ago
  • Peter $100 about 7 months ago
  • Daniel Kurokawa $30

    In Remembrance of Dr. Collier

    about 7 months ago
  • Retta van Auken $2,000 about 7 months ago
  • Chris Enos $120 about 8 months ago
  • Lilly Collier $160 about 8 months ago
  • Wayne and Karen Davis $100

    What a great way to honor Ken.

    about 9 months ago
  • Renee $100

    I offer to Nicole's family my heartfelt wishes for healing during this sad year.

    about 9 months ago
  • John Bachinskas $200 about 9 months ago
  • Betty Burkhart $50

    For Wynn. In honor of an admired man and mentor.

    about 9 months ago
  • Jane Gregory $100 about 9 months ago
  • anonymous $250 about 9 months ago
  • Perry Moon $250 about 9 months ago
  • Ken Przybysz $50

    In honor of Anna Graves's birthday!

    about 9 months ago
  • Charisse Kiino $250

    I am deeply proud to have worked with Ken (as an editor/publisher) on his textbook…

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    about 9 months ago
  • Julie Burkhart-Haid $50 about 9 months ago
  • Katie McClain $50 about 9 months ago
  • Leigh Ann Dixon $100 about 9 months ago
  • SFA, College of Liberal and Applied Arts $1,000

    The College of Liberal and Applied Arts is weaker for the loss of Ken Collier.…

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    about 9 months ago
  • Mary Neal $50

    This gift is given in memory of Dr Ken Collier.

    about 9 months ago
  • anonymous $100

    What a wonderful way to honor Ken. He loved supporting his students to get…

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    about 9 months ago
  • anonymous $500 about 9 months ago
  • Willardson Family $250 about 9 months ago
  • Nancy Starr $50

    In memory of Ken Collier, an outstanding educator and son of my friend, Betty Lyn…

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    about 9 months ago
  • James Endersby $500 about 9 months ago
  • Nicole Delaney $100 about 9 months ago
  • John and Loretta Dahmus $25 about 9 months ago
  • Ladyjack Basketball $300 about 9 months ago
  • anonymous $250 about 9 months ago
  • Lee W. Payne $100 about 9 months ago
  • Shirley Luna $100

    I enjoyed traveling to a Tyler television station with Dr. Collier on an election night,…

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    about 9 months ago
  • Lety Montoya $50

    I had Dr. Collier back when I was a freshman in the spring of 2014…

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    about 9 months ago
  • Jarett Apperson $50 about 9 months ago
  • Alan and Kim Hines $500

    We will miss seeing Dr. Collier at the athletic events. What a terrific, passionate supporter…

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    about 9 months ago
  • Julie Harrelson-Stephens $250

    Ken was kind and generous soul. He knew how to laugh and enjoy life. I…

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    about 9 months ago
  • William Forbes $100

    I spent my first two years (2005-06) in Political Science and, like many have already…

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    about 9 months ago
  • Michael and Theresa Tkacik $250 about 9 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 9 months ago
  • Anna Graves $100

    He introduced me to Texas politics & insisted that I apply to intern at the…

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    about 9 months ago
  • Alan and Meredith Baily $200 about 9 months ago
  • Billy Monroe $100 about 9 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 9 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 9 months ago
  • Steve and Rebecca Galatas $200

    Ken was an amazing colleague, friend, and mentor. He set an example for the entire…

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    about 9 months ago
  • Rebecca Hamilton $100

    DR Collier made contributions to SFASU beyond measure.

    about 9 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 9 months ago
  • Craig and Darba Rollins $100 about 9 months ago
  • anonymous $50 about 9 months ago
  • Kyle & Chaunsea Keller $100

    What an amazing man that left us too early. Thank You for all you…

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    about 9 months ago
  • Rodney Campbell $50 about 9 months ago
  • Morgan Moya $35

    Dr. Collier was and amazing, fun, thoughtful, and energetic part of the department. He will…

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    about 9 months ago
  • anonymous $25 about 9 months ago
  • Karina Erickson $500

    I wouldn’t be where I am today without the Legislative Internship Program. Dr. Collier fought…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Monique Villegas $25

    I have been so grateful to have such a great mentor through out these past…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Daniel Boulware $100

    During my first semester of college I took a political science course with Dr Collier;…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Kendall Rowden $50 about 10 months ago
  • Southland Conference $500

    All of us in the Southland Conference were privileged to work with Ken in his…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Kelly Mendez $25 about 10 months ago
  • Nancy Matuszak $50

    I'm thankful to have known Ken and had the chance to work with him for…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Kory Blandford $25

    Ken was so much fun to talk SFA Athletics about. His passion about everything he…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Yvonne and Jeff Bennett $500

    Ken was a good friend and will always be remembered as a kind human being…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Charlotte Sullivan $100

    Dr. Ken Collier had a big heart and wanted SFA students to have a first-hand…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Jane Ballew $300

    Dr. Collier was not only my professor, he was also my academic advisor. He is…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Donna Parish $25

    I only worked with Dr. Collier a few times. He was always very nice to…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Courtney Frost-Tadlock $100

    Dr. Collier was the advisor for the first student organization I joined at SFA, Dream…

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    about 10 months ago
  • In memory of Ken Collier $50 about 10 months ago
  • Gabriela Machado $100 about 10 months ago
  • Perky Beisel $25

    Ken was one of the first people outside my department to welcome me to SFASU…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Will and Cheryl Brown $100

    I hope this helps move the program forward - what a great legacy

    about 10 months ago
  • Troy Davis $100

    Ken was a wonderful father, husband and teacher, and he was a very good friend…

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    about 10 months ago
  • George Day $100

    When I joined the Dept. of Government, Ken was among the first and most instrumental…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Destiny Turner $50 about 10 months ago
  • Marc Guidry $100

    We only have so many true friends in life, and Ken was a true friend…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Dana Cooper $100 about 10 months ago
  • Angela and Doug Seaworth $100

    Condolences to the entire Collier family, especially Nicole. This endowment is a wonderful tribute to…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Denise Parker $50 about 10 months ago
  • Lexi Winter $100

    Dr. Collier was one of the best parts about SFA’s government department. I am happy…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Wynn Baker $600 about 10 months ago
  • Fabiola Juarez $100 about 10 months ago
  • Melanie Angel $200

    Dr. Collier was a kind, caring professor who could talk about the American presidency and…

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    about 10 months ago
  • anonymous $100 about 10 months ago
  • Emily Campbell $100 about 10 months ago
  • Jamey Crane $100 about 10 months ago
  • Sean Hightower $1,000 about 10 months ago
  • Zack Wavrusa $200 about 10 months ago
  • Adam and Michele Peck $100

    Ken was an amazing colleague, teacher, and scholar. He will be missed by so many…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Jennifer Beers $20

    Long after I graduated from SFA I felt still connected to the school because of…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Jennifer Newquist $10

    I am very interested in family policy and feel this is a worthwhile cause! Though…

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    about 10 months ago
  • Erika Purdy-Patrick $18

    I never had a class with Dr. Collier, but I always heard wonderful things about…

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    about 10 months ago