The Buffalo Council is dedicated to creating scholarships for West Texas A&M students. Contributions to the Glen Parkey Scholarship are now being accepted.


A scholarship in honor of Glen Parkey is especially fitting given his outstanding support of WTAMU. In 1998 he served as the president of the WTAMU Foundation Board, and in the early 2000s, Parkey chaired a drive that raised $2 million for scholarships for the school. He was honored as a WTAMU Distinguished Alumnus in 1994 and was inducted into the WTAMU School of Business Hall of Fame in 1998. He was also instrumental in helping establish the university’s engineering program.

Glen Parkey, a distinguished graduate of West Texas State University, now WTAMU, has demonstrated leadership in every aspect of his life. As a developer, civic leader, fundraiser and Amarillo mayor, he has shaped the economic success of both Amarillo and West Texas A&M University. In his personal life, his devotion to family and friends has earned him the loyal respect and admiration of all who know him.

A native of Floydada, Parkey attended West Texas State University on the G.I. Bill after serving in the army. Besides devoting time to his family, volunteerism and philanthropy, he was also the founder of Sterling Properties. Future students will be fortunate to receive a scholarship honoring a man with Parkey’s vision and integrity. The Buffalo Council invites contributions to this scholarship fund.

Please contact us for more information on applying or donating.