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A Custom Fit

More than 130 years since its founding, Holick’s Manufacturing Company stands as a testament to the immeasurable legacy left by Aggie boot craftsman Joseph Holick.

Find Your Match

Take our quiz to discover the perfect planned giving method for you to support Aggieland’s future.

Good Bull

Inspired by one of Aggieland's most meaningful traditions, Jeanette Hennigan penned the poem "Silver Taps at A&M," aiming to convey the power of the Aggie Spirit to others.


We asked: Did you hitchhike to and from Aggieland back in the day? Here are the responses!

Expanding Access to Education

Myrtle Jones creates a Foundation Excellence Award to encourage more Black students to pursue accounting degrees.

Dynamic Duo

These childhood friends-turned-entrepreneurs are putting their Texas A&M University skill sets to use as founders of Einstein Moving Company.

Get Engaged with Aggieland

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

Crafting Community

Audrey Stedman '22 highlights Aggie Knitting, Crafting and More, an impactful student service organization.

From Fish to Proficient

The Fish Drill Team celebrates 75 years of pursuing perfection and precision.

Artfully Done

Former Texas A&M University employees Dr. Peter Witt and Dr. Joyce Nies donate approximately 20 pieces of Native American artwork to the University Art Galleries.

Did You Know

…Texas A&M University is home to a military innovation hub like no other in the United States?

Band of Brothers

Five cadets braved harsh weather and rugged terrain during a 1,000-mile ruck march to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

The Big 40

Take a look back at The Big Event during 40 eventful years.

Aggies Go Global

Engineers Without Borders tackles infrastructure improvement projects in Rwanda and the Dominican Republic.

The Bricks of Memory Lane

How time with roommates taught me to cherish my years in Aggieland.

Physicians to the Frontlines

The new Department of Military Medicine builds on Aggieland’s military legacy by training the next generation of physicians for battle.


Donna ’92 and Steven Leist ’93 used their donor-advised fund to create an endowment for first-generation students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Picture Perfect Tribute

Renowned artist Benjamin Knox ’90 honors George H.W. Bush's legacy with a
commemorative 16-foot oil painting for the Bush School of Government & Public Service.

Fortifying Fibers

Dr. Jamie Grunlan utilizes water-based nanocoatings to create materials that are resistant to flames and ultraviolet light.

New and Improved

Tyson Voelkel '96 discusses strategic editorial updates to Spirit magazine.