Mary Bonham, local philanthropist, was honored by Texas A&M University Commerce Wednesday morning during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mary Bonham Equine Pavilion. The Equine Pavilion is a segment of the University’s Agriculture Department. At the event Dr. Dan Jones, President of the University said Ms. Bonham is an inspiration to students and faculty. He said her rise from humble circumstances to become a benefactor of the university, her overcoming adversity, and her continued active life inspired him and all who know her. Ms Bonham thanked the University for the honor bestowed. Dr. Jones said it was a great day for the university.