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The Future Is Maroon

An innovative new program in Mays Business School preps students for careers in the tech industry.

Did You Know...

...the Texas A&M University meat science program is planning a new, state-of-the-art center that will build on its legacy?

The “Band of Brothers” Ripple Effect

Al Mampre’s legacy in World War II’s legendary Easy Company is being memorialized at Texas A&M University through a veterans scholarship.

Get Engaged With Aggieland

Check out the campus priority initiatives featured in this issue of Spirit and discover how you can make a difference.

A Walk to Remember

Elephant Walk, one of Texas A&M University’s oldest traditions, has inspired seniors to reflect on their time in Aggieland for nearly a century.

Marching Forward

Brig. Gen. Patrick Michaelis ’93 brings a wealth of experience as 46th Commandant of the Corps of Cadets.

70 Years of Building a Brighter Future

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Texas A&M Foundation. Formed by 21 passionate former students in 1953, our organization continues to carry on their vision of building a brighter future for Texas A&M University through private philanthropy.

Preparing for Launch

Bonnie and Dr. Terry Alfriend provide out-of-this-world opportunities to aerospace faculty and students through a generous mixed-use gift.

Heart of Aggieland

Kristin Cooper King ’03 ’05 honors the life of her late husband, Chris Cooper ’97, with an endowment supporting the Appelt Aggieland Visitor Center.

I Serve Because…

The Class of 1980 E. King Gill Selfless Service Award’s recipients share why they stand for selfless service.

The Origin of Ol’ Sarge

The iconic Ol’ Sarge character celebrates 85 years.

More Space To Be Fit

Students living on south campus now have recreational facilities at their fingertips with the opening of the Southside Recreation Center last fall.

A Floral Fantasy Submerged

An Aggie florist and photographer create breathtaking underwater scenes.

Home Is Where the Aggies Are

How a chance encounter with an incoming student helped me find my home in Aggieland.

Celebrating Aggie Women

A new endowment raises awareness for women’s history and the university library system.


We asked: Where was your favorite local or campus hangout as a student? Here are the responses!

Fun With Flowers

Emily Maldonado ’24 discusses the Student American Institute of Floral Designers, an organization that encourages creativity through floral design.

Next Stop: Aggieland!

In 1883, the College Station train depot became an official gateway to campus for thousands of Aggies.

Campus Protector

Ronnie Crocker ’85 honors his mother, Betty Crocker LeMay, and her achievements with the Texas A&M University Police Department through an Endowed Opportunity Award.

Sustainable Stewards

Aggie Eco-Reps is creating a new Aggie tradition through a culture of sustainability at Texas A&M.