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Taking Shape

Though the all-Corps Block T tradition has been held sporadically since 1915, its history speaks to the Corps of Cadets’ unity and ingenuity.

Office Hours

Step inside the curious world of faculty and staff who have made their offices uniquely their own.

Yuletide Cheer

Maroon Santa spreads the holiday spirit to student veterans’ families.

Did You Know

…a new building on West Campus will soon welcome Mays Business School students?

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 Reason to Smile

The Texas A&M University School of Dentistry’s newest clinic is filling a statewide need, setting a national standard and giving plenty of people a reason to smile.

Making Spirits Bright

Every year, Jordan Maywald ’22 orchestrates more than 250,000 twinkling Christmas lights on his family’s 3.5-acre Austin property to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

In the Arena

One Aggie taught me that life is often shaped more by our failures than successes.

Military Might

The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program has provided more than $18 million to Aggie cadets in the last decade.

Across Generations

Whether 33 or 92, Aggies and folks who love Aggieland are finding unique ways to give back to the people and areas they care about.

A REACHing Hand

Max Gerall's budding friendship with a cafeteria worker inspired him to establish the nonprofit REACH to support and recognize service workers at Texas A&M University.

In the Hands of An Aggie

A healthy Ashby Yates ’44 was safely delivered 10 weeks prematurely thanks to the expertise of Dr. Bethany Kolb ’87. In appreciation, Ashby’s proud parents, Lexie ’17 and Trey Yates ’17, are honoring Kolb with a scholarship.

And To All, A Good Night

The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect and remember to include others in our intentions.

Story Time

Ethan DeVoe ’23 discusses Aggies Read, a unique student service organization dedicated to helping local children grow their reading confidence.


We asked: Were you involved in mascot hijinks during your days at Texas A&M University? Here are the responses!

Strengthening the Corps

Texas A&M University announces an ambitious March to 3,000 initiative to grow the Corps of Cadets’ enrollment to 3,000 members.

Endowments 101

Discover more about this meaningful philanthropic tool and why it matters for Texas A&M University’s future.

Hullabaloo on the Moon

Nearly 50 years ago, the Aggie Spirit traveled to the moon when “The Aggie War Hymn” played as a wake-up call for the Apollo 17 crew.

Cyber Education

Using his earnings from a bug hunter program, Addison Crump ’21 created an endowment that will support the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Club.

Beyond the Legend

Doug Vorpahl ’80 donates several photos and documents unveiling some of the legendary life of Dr. E. King Gill ’24.