Attention all new A&M Moms: Aggie Mom 101
What does it mean to be an Aggie Mom? Find out by joining us on August 22, 7:00-8:30pm, at Riverplace Country Club. RSVP to email@example.com
New for your wardrobe!!!! Aggie Mom Shirts
Save the date!! Our first General Meeting will be Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 pm at Riverplace Country Club. The Fish Mom meeting will begin at 6:30.
Tips and Tricks for a Successful Move-In Day:
Bring and drink plenty of water! I cannot stress that enough – stay hydrated!
Buying or renting a dolly or heavy-duty hand truck is well worth the cost. To purchase, the prices start around $50 at Lowe’s or Home Depot. A folding wagon from Sam’s Club is handy to move smaller items carried in bags (it has a bar handle in the back for two people to carry up stairs) and is around $50. It is collapsible and takes up little room in the car.
With students and parents everywhere, things can get a little hectic and crazy! Exercise patience, and bring lots of it.
Pack hanging clothes on hangers and tie a garbage bag around the hangers. Then just hang them in the closet and remove the garbage bag – this trick is straight from Facebook!
Remind your student not to pack everything they own. Dorm rooms are small and there won’t be room for everything. I recommend lofting dorm beds to allow for additional storage under the bed!
If you’re moving your student into an on-campus residence hall, the garage parking closest to their hall may be available free of charge for Move-In Day. If not, please be prepared to pay for parking. For those who end up parking farther away, this is where a hand truck and collapsible wagon come into play.
A trip to Target or Walmart may be crazy in College Station; it might be best to do that shopping before you leave your hometown. Each store has shopping lists for college-bound students. For students living off campus, household items (dishes, pots & pans, flatware), trashcans, and cleaning supplies (Clorox wipes) can be easy to overlook but are especially important.
Ninette Roberson, Aggie Parent & Family Advisory Council Member
Meet our officers
PRESIDENT-ELECT—- Daniela Knight
1ST VP MEMBERSHIP—- Debra Ellsworth
2ND VP PROGRAMS AND SOCIALS—- Becky Thomas and Jana Leeper
SINGING CADETS—- Kelly Simmons, Daniela Knight, and Sharon Lear
JEWELRY—- Janice Vanzura and Shileen Karnes
RECORDING SECRETARY—- Sherry Hinesman
TREASURER—- Laura Taylor and Deanna Feil
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY—- Karen Rudy
PARLIAMENTARIAN—- Kathy Johnston
HISTORIAN—- Karen McMaster and Tara Sims
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In the News—-
Texas A&M University’s oldest living graduate – Tom C. “Ike” Morris — turned 107 on August 1, and it’s an event that is giving a big Aggie thumbs-up to former students across the globe.
Morris, a native of Waxahachie, south of Dallas, graduated from Texas A&M in 1933 and was on the school’s track team, and school representatives recently presented him with a track baton during a birthday celebration in San Antonio
He worked five different jobs while in school to help pay for expenses during the depths of the Great Depression. Morris and a friend, a fellow named Earl Rudder, often served as table waiters in the athletic dining room. Rudder would go on to become a legendary general in World War II and Texas A&M president in 1959 during which he guided the school through some of its most historic events.
After graduation, Morris entered the military and had a remarkable record himself, including serving on D-Day plus 1 on Omaha Beach and the Battle of the Bulge.
SPIRIT OF AGGIELAND: