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Serving Those Who Have Served

Texas A&M University is now known as one of the most military and veteran friendly universities in the nation and is a premiere location for many veterans seeking higher education after their military service. However, many are unprepared for the mental transition it takes to go from active military duty to a being student in [...]

Rhea Elected President of American Bandmasters Association

Timothy Rhea, director of Music Activities at Texas A&M University, has been elected president of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA), one of the highest honors in the band profession. Following a long analysis of candidates, officials with ABA say Rhea, one of the youngest conductors elected to membership in the association, was voted president at [...]


Meet the Mascot Corporal, Gavin Suel '19 For most Texas A&M students, Parents’ Weekend means visiting with family and getting a couple of free meals.  But for newly-selected Mascot Corporal Gavin Suel, that weekend changed his life.  On April 8, Suel, a freshman kinesiology major, was named the mascot corporal in the Corps of Cadets– the [...]


As a first generation college student and sophomore sociology major, Amanda Gomez came to Texas A&M University purely because it was a tier-one research institution. However, Gomez quickly came to love the Aggie community that made A&M feel like home. Gomez elaborates by saying, “Since I am a first generation college student, I never felt [...]

CLEAR Educates Campus on Sexual Assault & Sexual Violence

Since 2001, April has been observed nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which aims to raise public awareness and bring education to communities about sexual assault and sexual violence. The Offices of the Dean of Student Life (ODSL) at Texas A&M University is not only looking to bring awareness about these issues during the month [...]

Division Update – April 6, 2016

DISABILITY SERVICES The ACE Awards will be presented on Wednesday, April 13th. The Disability Services’ award winners are: Dr. Cris Heaps Professor and Assistant Department Head from the Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology Department. He won the Partners in Learning of Excellence Award. This award recognizes a staff member, faculty member, or administrator who has actively [...]

Division Update – March 30, 2016

BECKY GATES CHILDREN’S CENTER The Children’s Center was re-accredited for another five years through SACS AdvancED Early Learning Accreditation The strengths noted were the curriculum, the developmentally appropriate practices in the classroom, the interactions among the staff with children, and the connections with families through parent participation in the program and center events The team [...]

John Kelty ’16 – Launching Forward

Texas A&M University provides students with unique leadership and service opportunities that promote personal and professional growth. John K. Kelty, Class of 2016, is utilizing these experiences to expand and develop his skills in preparation for launching forward in his career.   Kelty came to Texas A&M University as a veteran of the United States [...]