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The Voice of Aggieland Speaks

Dave South remembers his origins after spending 50 years in broadcasting and 35 years delivering iconic play-by-play for Aggie athletics over the radio.

Did You Know

…students in Mays Business School manage major investment portfolios?

Roping in Support

Now an official competitive team in the Department of Animal Science, Texas Aggie Rodeo is fundraising to hire a full-time coach.

Whoop for the ‘Other Education’

The Aggie Experience Fund gives more students the chance to learn by doing.

Growing by Design

Texas A&M University design students are continuing a nearly two-decade legacy of service to nonprofits in Cambodia.

The Digital Protectors

With support from Anthony Wood ’90 and Ray Rothrock ’77, Texas A&M University is establishing an institute to address cybersecurity issues and build digital leaders across disciplines.

Good Bull

Located in the Memorial Student Center, the Centennial Carvings tell the story of Texas A&M University’s first 100 years. Carved by Susan and Rodney Hill, the pieces aim to connect Aggies past, present and future.


We asked: Where is the most unexpected place you met a fellow Aggie? Here are the responses!

Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentleman

The oldest Texas honor guard and drill team of its kind, the Ross Volunteer Company has created and upheld cherished Aggie traditions for more than 135 years. Travel through time to explore some of the organization’s defining moments.

I Learned Love

The most important lesson I learned in Aggieland.

Helping Homeschoolers

Carrie King ’08 and her husband, Bryant, established an Endowed Opportunity Award to support homeschooled Aggies.

Magic Moments

Kylie Denton ’23 spotlights the Aggie Magic Circle, an officially recognized Texas A&M University student organization that promotes magic as a form of art and entertainment.

With Pride and Honor

For almost 40 years, chimes from the Albritton Bell Tower have reverberated across central campus.

All’s Well in Aggieland

Aggie Well No. 1 is back to safely operating following a renovation proposed by two former students, Kory Kress ’07 and Mike Samford ’04.

Moving to the Metroplex

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp ’72 announced plans for a new research campus in downtown Fort Worth.

Minor Change, Major Improvement

How I learned that biology was not in my DNA.

Conversation: Pooled Gifts

Siblings Mary Hirsch ’83, Jim Hirsch ’91 and Sarah Hirsch Thompson discovered a unique way to honor their parents, Mary Jane ’72 and Dr. Teddy Hirsch ’52, through a pooled gift for a memorial scholarship.

Heritage Matters

Barbie and Fred Patterson ’79 established the Texas A&M Heritage Building Endowment to ensure that historically significant buildings remain part of Aggieland.

Journey to Generosity

Through planned giving options suitable for every life stage, discover how you can impact Aggieland while providing for yourself and loved ones.

Get Engaged With Aggieland

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