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Charles Wiseman

Posted April 02, 2007

Charles Wiseman

2007 Outstanding Alumni
Dr. Charles R. Wiseman '59

After earning his DVM, Dr. Charles Wiseman returned to his home town of San Antonio to open a small animal private practice. He served the Bexar County area for the next 37 years, including a stint as president of the Bexar County Veterinary Medical Association, before retiring to run his ranch.

While serving his clients for so many years, Wiseman never forgot his alma mater. In fact, his generosity with both his time and funds has contributed greatly to Texas A&M University and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Wiseman, his father and his sister endowed a scholarship at the CVM in memory of his mother, and along with two other men, he endowed a chair in cardiology for the college. He is also providing the funding for a new façade at the Small Animal Teaching Hospital. In addition, he served as chairman of the CVM "One Spirit One Vision" campaign leadership committee.

The CVM has not been the only recipient of his generosity. Wiseman served as president of the Aggie Club (now the 12th Man Foundation) in 1976, and endowed an athletic scholarship. His support provided the scoreboards in G. Rollie White and the Aggie Softball Complex, and helped to create the volleyball portion of the Sports Museum. Wiseman has also given generously to the Texas A&M football program.

Wiseman and his wife, Patricia have continuously given to the university, including the funding of a Presidential Scholarship with son Vince and son-in-law David in memory of their daughter, Polly Wiseman Franklin '86.

Wiseman is an active member of the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church and has served the church in many capacities. He also enjoys traveling, hunting and ranching with Pat and their son Vince '82, a radiologist in Austin. He has served as the president of the San Antonio Gun Club and the Texas International Gun Club.

Described by his peers as a man of character, Wiseman is a 2007 Distinguished Alumni because, in the words of R.C. Slocum, "He has blazed a brilliant trail and has cast a great reflection back on his university."

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