The summer before his freshman year of college, Dr. Partha Mukherji ’97 ’01 received a letter that would profoundly alter the trajectory of his educational journey. Prepared to attend the University of Texas, with a dorm room arranged and plenty of close friends poised to join him, Mukherji faced a pivotal decision.
“I received a letter from Texas A&M University’s financial aid office notifying me that I was the recipient of the William Sherrill ’26 Endowed Opportunity Award, a four-year scholarship,” he shared. Knowing the scholarship would ease his parents’ burden of funding his education, he opted to commit to a year. If it wasn’t a good fit, he could transfer his credits to UT his sophomore year.
Once Mukherji became immersed in Aggieland’s traditions and opportunities, any thoughts of becoming a Longhorn were long gone. He found many ways to get connected on campus, but he recalled one “aha” moment that secured his understanding of and love for the Aggie Spirit and traditions that Ags hold dear.