Mid-Jefferson Aggie Mom's Yearbook 2012 - 2013
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DESCRIPTIONThe yearbook for the Mid-Jefferson County Aggie Moms (Port Neches, Nederland, Groves and Port Arthur Texas) 2012 - 2013,
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY MOTHERS CLUBS
Some may boast of friends so sweet, And the deeds that they have done; But there is one who can nere be beat Its a Texas Aggie Mom. We are Aggies and Aggie Moms, too; Supporting our Aggies in all that they do. We stand behind themour girls and boys For that affords us our greatest joys. And if they sail the ocean wide, They will come back to our side. For theyll never findsave in heaven above, A TEXAS AGGIE MOTHERS LOVE. (composed by Mrs. W. C. Webb, Liberty Aggie Moms)
Gail Pickens-Barger, Yearbook 2/9/2013
Table of Contents
Club Information ............................................................................................................. 2 Club Meeting Dates and Programs ................................................................................. 3 Officers & Committees .................................................................................................... 3 By-Laws .......................................................................................................................... 4 Standing Rules ............................................................................................................. 11 Scholarship Criteria....................................................................................................... 12 Former Mid-Jefferson County Club Presidents ......................................................... 15 Past Port Arthur Club Presidents .............................................................................. 16 A&M University Information Aggie Traditions ................................................................ 17 Aggie Code of Honor/Songs/Yells ................................................................................. 26 Aggie Song/Yells .......................................................................................................... 27 The Last Corps Trip by P.H. DuVal Jr. 51 ................................................................ 29 FEDERATION OF TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY MOTHERS CLUB - EXECUTIVE BOARD Please look at the website for up to date information on the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers Club ............................................................................ 30 District Meeting Information & Registration Form .......................................................... 30 History of Federation ..................................................................................................... 30 By-Laws and Standing Rules ........................................................................................ 30 Student Roster .............................................................................................................. 30 2012 2013 Budget...................................................................................................... 30
We, as the Mid-Jefferson County Aggie Mothers Club of 2009-2010, fully support the Mission Statement as set forth by the Federation of Aggie Moms. We will be committed to work together as a team, to be honest, open, resourceful, helpful, fun loving, unified leaders. We pledge to be mentors, friends, and facilitators with solidarity to include and encompass each other and all Aggie Moms. We also promise and commit ourselves to helping others become familiar with Texas A&M by supporting our students and forming long and lasting friendships.
Club Meeting Dates and Programs Mid-Jefferson County Aggie Moms Meetings 2012 - 2013 July, 2012 Tuesday Planning Meeting Aug. , 2012 Tuesday Howdy Party th Sept. 11 , 2012 Tuesday Salad Supper for new moms th Oct. 9 , 2012 Tuesday Aggie Chair Yoga with Zumba th Nov.13 , 2012 Tuesday Rainbow Room Presentation th Dec. 4 , 2012 Tuesday Christmas Party and Dr. Boettcher th Jan. 15 , 2013 Monday TBA st Feb. 11 , 2013 Monday Work Event & Scholarship Registration h March 18 , 2013 Monday Hand in Scholarships th April 8 , 2013 Monday Officer installation & Goodie Bags th May 13 , 2013 Monday Last meeting of the year! Officers & Committees Mid-Jefferson County Aggie Moms Club 2012 - 2013 Executive Board Name President Linda Nicholas st 1 Vice President Membership Mary Hardy nd 2 Vice President Socials Denise Taylor rd 3 Vice President Ways and Means Brenda Mays & Julie Blanco th 4 Vice President Publicity Vickie Williams Treasurer Becky Demeter Recording Secretary Brenda Raithel Corresponding Secretary Shirley De La Cruz Chaplain Donna Carlsen Maroon Out Karen Blum Standing Board Name Yearbook Gail Pickens-Barger Goodie Care Package Donnell Perrigue Programs Linda Nicholas Scholarships Linda Nicholas Facebook Page Brenda Mays Gail Pickens-Barger Webmaster Gail Pickens-BargerLN/revised 2/2013
By-Laws Article I Name
The name of the organization shall be the Mid-Jefferson County Texas A&M Mothers Club. Article II Purpose
To promote interest and friendship among the members of the Texas A&M University Mothers Clubs throughout Texas and Louisiana and the mothers of students and former students residing in the Mid-Jefferson County area, and by individual and united efforts, to contribute in every way possible to the comforts and welfare of our students, cooperating with faculty of the University in maintaining a high standard of morals and intellectual attainment. Said organization is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including for such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law). Article III Membership
The membership of this club shall be composed of mothers and guardians of past, present and future students of Texas A&M University residing in the Mid-Jefferson County area. We will also include Adopt-a-Moms. Section 1 Annual dues shall be $20.00 for active members and $10.00 for associate members. Dues should be paid by the October meeting to assure being included in the yearbook. Article IV Meetings
Section 1 Regular meetings shall be held once each month from August through May. Section 2 Special meetings shall be held at the discretion of the President. Section 3 The Executive Board shall meet at the call of the President or upon request of two (2) Board members. Section 4 The regular meetings of this club shall be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 P.M., unless otherwise designated. 4
The nominees for the officers of the club shall be in good standing. The officers shall be elected at the regular meeting in March, and shall be installed at the regular meeting in April assuming the duties of the office at the July meeting of the Executive Board. Section 1 Officers of this club shall be nominated by a nominating committee comprised of three (3) members appointed by the President. Additional nominations may be made from the floor during the February regular monthly meeting prior to voting on the slate of officers presented to the membership by the nominating committee. Section 2 No member shall hold the same office for more than two (2) consecutive years. Section 3 A vacancy occurring in an office shall be filled by Presidential appointment. Section 4 Any officer who fails to pay her dues or fails to function in her office for three (3) unexcused consecutive months is automatically resigned and the vacancy shall be filled according to Article V, Section 3.
Article VI Officers and Duties The officers of this club shall consist of a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, Fourth Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Historian and Chaplain. Section 1 The above officers, together with the chairman of the standing committees shall constitute the Executive Board in which five (5) shall constitute a quorum. Section 2 The President shall preside at all meetings of the club and the Executive Board and shall have general supervision over the affairs of the club. She shall appoint the following standing committees: Nominating and Auditing. The nominating committee is to be appointed in November and the auditing committee in March. She shall appoint the Sunshine, Program, Yearbook, Goodie Care Package, Scholarship and special committees as needed.
Section 3 The Vice Presidents, in the absence of the President, shall preside in the order of their election. Section 4 The First Vice President shall be the chairman of the membership committee. She shall be the e-mail liaison. She will work with the Howdy Party/Tea and Yearbook chairman. Section 5 The Second Vice President shall be the chairman of the social committee. The social committee duties include getting a meeting place and hostesses. She plans the Freshman Mothers meeting (usually at the September meeting), Christmas Aggie Moms party and the April installation of officers meeting. Section 6 The Third Vice President shall be the chairman of the Ways and Means committee. She shall work with Scholarship chairman. The committee will work with club members on ways to raise monies to finance the clubs budget. She is in charge of Winter in Aggieland and/or Parents Weekend pertaining to Ways and Means. Section 7 The Fourth Vice President shall be the chairman of the Publicity committee and shall handle all the publicity for the club, both parents and students, and give articles and pictures to the historian. Section 8 The Recording Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings along with an accurate record of all business transactions of the club and keep a roll of members and records of their attendance. In her absence, she shall arrange for the previous minutes to be read. Section 9 The Corresponding Secretary shall have charge of all the correspondence, read all communications and give all important letters to the Historian to be in the history book. Section 10 The Treasurer shall collect all dues, take charge of all money, keep account of same and render monthly and annual reports of all receipts and disbursements. She shall pay out money only by check upon the order of the membership of the Executive Board; or in an emergency, upon the order of the President and/or the Secretary. All bank accounts and savings account must carry two (2) of the following signatures: the President, the 1st Vice President and the Treasurer. Any two (2) of which may make deposits or withdrawals. In the event the President serves a second term, she shall receive a gift. She is also responsible for the outgoing Presidents gift. 6
Section 11 The Parliamentarian shall rule on points of order as defined in Roberts Rules of Order Revised when they are not in conflict with the By-Laws. She shall review the By-Laws yearly. Section 12 The Historian shall keep a record of important events that might be of interest to future generations. The history shall be on display at each annual meeting of the Federation. She shall send pictures or articles of special interest to the Federation Historian and to the archives. The History Book shall be displayed at each business meeting. Section 13 It shall be the duty of the Chaplain to offer prayer at the opening of each meeting and to perform such duties as may be prescribed by the President. The Chaplain will make follow-up calls after a death concerning a club member. A $35.00 plant or charitable contribution will be made upon the death of a club member (Active or Associate). Article VII Committee and Chairman Duties Section 1 The nominating committee shall present the names of prospective nominees for the office in February. Section 2 The Auditing committee shall audit the books on the order of the President. Section 3 The Sunshine chairman should be a Freshman Mother and shall take over her duties in January of each new year. She shall send birthday cards to current students. She will take care of the door prize and should remind previous winners to bring or send prize. She will recognize members birthday at meeting. Section 4 The Scholarship chairman with the Secretary and the Ways and Means chairman are to ascertain and submit the names of the eligible students to the Student Financial Aid Office at Texas A&M University each year. Section 5 The Yearbook chairman shall put together a book on member and student information. It shall contain the By-Laws, Standing Rules, Scholarship Rules and Traditions. The yearbook is to be ready for the issue by the first regular meeting in November. Section 6 The Goodie Care Package chairman will send Goodie Care Packages to all students of paid active members that have purchased a goodie care package for their student. Packages are to be sent prior to Dead-Week at A&M, usually early December 7
and early May at a date set forth by the Executive Board. The Goodie Care Package Chairman will coordinate the purchase, ordering, assembly and delivery of the Goodie Care Packages. Section 7 The Program chairman will be responsible for programs at the request of the President or the club. Article VIII Parliamentary Authority This club shall follow Roberts Rules of Order Revised when they are not in conflict with the By-Laws. Article IX Amendment
These By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those present at any regular business meeting or by e-mail, provided the proposed amendments have been read or e-mailed prior to any regularly scheduled business meeting. Article X In order for a student to be eligible for a gift, the mother must have completed one (1) full year as an active member of any A&M Mothers club and be an active member in the Mid-Jefferson County A&M Mothers Club at the time the student is in his/her senior year. The graduate will receive a gift from the club at a value no larger than $25 in compliance with Federation guidelines. In the event a student goes on to study at an institute of higher learning after their senior year he/she shall receive their graduation gift. A notice of graduation or acceptance should be sent to the Treasurer of the club. Article XI Active Member
An active member is one who has been active for one (1) year by attending five (5) meetings per year and participate a minimum of 50% of the club activities held throughout the year. An active member pays $20.00 membership dues per year. Section 1 The year runs from June 1 to May 31, for the definition of the active members. Officers year runs from installation of officers in April to the following April, they will 8
officially assume their duties at the Executive Board meeting in July. The Treasurer must complete the fiscal year. Section 2 Acceptable excuses in attendance are: a. Out of town b. Illness c. Attend night school or job related functions d. Church activities e. Funerals
Section 3 The member requesting an excused absence must notify the Recording Secretary or another club member prior to the meeting if possible. Section 4 The Recording Secretary will notify each member when she has missed three (3) unexcused meetings. Article XII Associate Member Section 1 An Associate member is one who is unable to attend five (5) meeting per year and is not active as described in By-Law XI. Section 2 An Associate member may not hold office. Section 3 An Associate member pays $10.00 membership dues per year. Article XIII Restriction Clause No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in these articles. No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by: (a)An organization exempt from Federal Income Tax under
Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), or (b)An organization to which contributions are deductible under Section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law). Article XIV Dissolution Upon the dissolution of the organization, the Executive Board shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all the liabilities of the organization, dispose of all of the assets of the organization exclusively for the purposes of the organization in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable and education purposes as shall at the time qualify as any exempt organization or organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Executive Board shall so determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed by the District Court in the county in which the principal office of the organization is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes. Rev. May 2009
Standing Rules Article I Reports and Records
Section 1 Annual reports shall be made by the President and all officers in July. All outgoing officers and chairmen shall deliver to their successors all records and materials belonging to their office at the close of their term. Section 2 Individual club reports shall be made annually, on uniform blanks furnished by Federation, and sent in at a designated time. Section 3 Names shall be submitted for Federation Officer candidates, endorsed each year by the club and sent in at a designated time on uniform blanks to the chairman of the nominating committee for the Federation. Article II Club Pin
The pin of the Texas A&M University Mothers Club shall be worn by the local past president or president. Only the president or past president of the Federation may wear the gavel. The presidents pin will be presented to the new president upon her installation. Article III Presidents Travel Expenses
A sum not exceeding $250.00 may be allowed the president or person representing her each year to help defray expenses to the meeting of the Federation three (3) times a year when presidents of local clubs are in attendance.
Rev. May 2009
Scholarship Criteria1. One or more scholarships as voted by the Club shall be presented to a Junior, Senior or Graduate Student at Texas A&M University. One-half to be awarded for the fall semester and the remaining one-half to be awarded for the spring semester. Should the recipient leave the University for any reason and fail to continue his/her education, the remaining funds should be awarded to an alternate, selected from the list of eligible students. 2. The student must be a Junior or Senior or Graduate student in the fall of the school year. 3. The student can either be married or single. 4. The student should have at least a 2.5 GPR for the previous semester or a 2.5 overall. 5. The Scholarship can be awarded to the same student not more than twice. 6. The Scholarship money will be sent to Texas A&M University in the spring of each year, to be awarded for the coming school year or will be presented by check to the recipient. 7. Recipient of the Mid-Jefferson County A&M Mothers Club Scholarship will be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Club. The committee member(s) will not have a student that is qualified for the scholarship while serving to provide a non-bias approach. 8. The recipient of the Mid-Jefferson County A&M Mothers Club Scholarship Award shall sign a grade report release so that a copy of his/her grades may be sent to the Scholarship Chairman of the Club at the end of the fall and spring semesters. This is in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974. 9. An application form will be handed out to mothers (whether Club members or not) at the February meeting. No one will be denied the application and only those applications received that are accompanied by a completed grade report will be considered.
MID-JEFFERSON COUNTY AGGIE MOMS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTSAdministrator for Scholarships Texas A&M University P.O. Box 30016 College Station, TX 77842-3016 979.845.3979 1994-1995 ($400/year) Benjamin Jones BS94, MS 97 Patrick Jones BS95 Jason Butler BS96 1995-1996 ($400/year) Benjamin Jones (fall only) Jamie Lavergne BS 96 Jason Butler (fall only co-op spring) John White BBA95 (fall only Dec. grad.) Scott Watjus BS96 1996-1997 ($400/year) Kathryn Auld BA98 Jamie Lavergne George Sturrock BBA Scott Martin BS96 1997-1998 ($600/year) Kathleen Clements BS99, MS01 Erin Homburg BS95, BS96, DVM99 Ben Jeffery BBA98 Letty Fournet BS99 1998-1999 ($600/year) Erin Homburg Shandi Schrader Teltschik BS99, ME02 Letty Fournet Kayla Harmon BBA99 1999-2000 ($600/year) Lindsey Stoker Brandon Thorp BS01 Kayla Harmon Faris Mondey BBA01 2000-2001 ($600/year) Kimberly Gilliam BS01 Brandon Thorp Faris Mondey BBA01 Patricia Clements (used one semester) 2001-2002 ($600/year) Lesley Brooke Miller BS03, DVM 07 Justin Arceneaux BS 03 Karla Berkline Kevin Berkline nd Patricia Clements (2 semester of previous years award) 2002-2003 ($600/year) Justin Arceneaux BS 03 Heather Simpson BBA 03 Christy Cauthen Paul Stanford BS 03 2003-2004 ($600/year) David Granville Brown Ashley Denise Miller BED02 MA04 Miranda Mullican Kacie M. Wilcox 2004-2005 ($600/year) Hunter Bass Allena Curl Chris Hickman Erik Martinez 2005-2006 ($600/year) Brianne Bourque Katie Smith Eric Strickland Ashley Wilcox 2006-2007 ($1,000/year) Ethan Demeter David Parsons 2007-2008 ($1,000/year) JoBeth Bourque Charles Nicholas Fontenot Amy Elizabeth Croft Ethan Demeter Hunter Bass Erik Martinez Ben Watson 2008-2009 ($1,000/year) Steven Smith Jace Stukey Jared Stukey Ben Watson 2009-2010 ($500/year) Zack Farris Ashlyn Flurry Brad Jackson Haley Wilcox Melissa Williams 2010-2011 ($500/year) Melanie Garcia Vanessa Lee Haley Wilcox
2011 2012 ($500/year) Stephanie Badon Veronica Krull Alora Rutledge Andrea Sauerwein Chris Carranza Kevin Blum 2012 2013 ($500/year) Stephanie Badum
Kevin Blum Conner Carlsen Derek Barger Travis Bertrand Gabrielle Blanco Peter DeLa Cruz Justin Hill Cody Mays Ashley Nicholas Aaron Taylor
Former Mid-Jefferson County Club Presidents Nederland Port Neches Groves Port Arthur District 7 - Organized 1957
Mrs. V.L. Ross (Helen)................................1957-58 Mrs. A. R. Woodward.................................1958-60 Mrs. E. H. Spencer ......................................1960-61 Mrs. J. P. Hilton (Pauline) .........................1961-63 Mrs. J. D. Petty (Mary Nell) ......................1963-65 Mrs. W. M. Jeffery (Nide)...........................1965-67 Mrs. J. M. Rohe (Billie) ..............................1967-68 Mrs. M. D. Phillips (Peggy) ......................1968-70 Mrs. E. C. Yancey (Marilyn) .....................1970-72 Mrs. R. A. Grimes (Yvonne) ......................1972-74 Mrs. Jack Daniels (Wanda) .......................1974-76 Mrs. F. G. Stupka (Marge) .........................1976-77 Mrs. J. W. YBarbo (Catherine) .................1977-79 Mrs. G. H. Fussell (Melba) ........................1979-80 Mrs. G. E. Braddick (Pat) ..........................1980-82 Mrs. D. E. Bartels (Patsy)............................1982-84 Mrs. Richard Lyles (Marilyn) ...................1984-85 Mrs. Morris Perkins (Peggy) ....................1985-87 Mrs. John L. Funk (Betty) ..........................1987-88 Mrs. G. E. Braddick (Pat) .........................1988-90 Mrs. H. R. Greene (Bobbie) .......................1990-92 Mrs. Susan Jones ........................................1992-93 Mrs. Sharon Johnson...................................1993-94 Mrs. Susan Jones .........................................1994-95 Mrs. Kris White ..........................................1995-97 Mrs. Dot Collins .........................................1997-99 Mrs. Gloria Frederick .................................1999-2001 Mrs. Pattilea Wilson ....................................2001-2003 Mrs. Becky Demeter....................................2003-2005 Mrs. Mary Jane Parsons .............................2005-2007 Mrs. Theresa Watson..2007-2009 Mrs. Laurie Flurry ..2009-2011 Mrs. Linda Nicholas . 2011-2013
Past Port Arthur Club Presidents
District 7 Organized 1944
Mrs. Wm. L. James, Jr. (Norma) Mrs. Chas. W. Fredrick (Junie) Mrs. Manley G. Osterhaudt (Claudia) Mrs. Raymond H. Siebarth (Bertha) Mrs. Odes Mattiza (Evelyn) Mrs. Otto J. Anderson (Clara) Mrs. Hubert R. Greene (Ferne) Mrs. Samuel J. DeCluitt (Margie) Mrs. E. W. Blitch (Maude) Mrs. J. D. Petty (Mary) Mrs. Henry H. Cannady (Elizabeth) Mrs. Don Wiggins (Joyce) Mrs. Edward E. Marcontell (Susie) Mrs. Jane Quereau Mrs. John E. Richards (Berniece) Mrs. Wm. E. Gibbons (Alma) Mrs. Clarence Abshire (Dorothy) Mrs. Henry Hansen, Jr. (Evelyn) Mrs. Walter J. Breaux, Jr. (Barbara) Mrs. K. K. Cox (Lorene) Mrs. A. H. McMillan (Anna) Mrs. Henry Hansen, Jr. (Evelyn) Mrs. M. M. McLaughlin (Mary) Mrs. George Kirkwood (Aletha) Mrs. Robert G. Steed (Marie) Mrs. Margaret Blitch Mrs. Claire Barras Mrs. Pat Wood, Jr. (Sissy) Mrs. Robert E. Walker (Wanda) Mrs. Calvin A. Rising, Jr. (Lou Ida) Mrs. Ed McCorvy (Shirley) Mrs. David Vaughn (Jeri) Mrs. Glenn Shelden (Janice) Mrs. Robert C. Brownlee (Betty)
1944-46 1948-49 1949-50 1950-52 1952-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1958-60 1960-61 1961-63 1963-64 1964-65 1965-67 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-76 1976-77 1977-79 1979-81 1981-82 1982-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-88 1988-90 1990-93 1993-94 1994-96
A&M University Information Aggie Traditions
The Texas A&M University Aggie Ring
is a tradition as revered as the university itself, symbolic of the hard work necessary to attain it and of membership in the Texas A&M family. For more than 100 years, Aggies have worn the distinctive gold bands to symbolize their pride in their alma mater. The shield on top of the ring symbolizes protection of the good reputation of the alma mater, while its 13 stripes represent the 13 original states as a demonstration of Aggies intense patriotism and love of country. The five stars in the shield stand for the phases of development of the student: mind or intellect, body, spiritual attainment, emotional poise, and integrity of character. The eagle is symbolic of agility and power, and ability to reach great heights.Convocation
Texas A&M holds Convocation each fall, on or about the universitys Oct. 4 anniversary, as a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year and discuss its course for the future.Muster
Reed Arena glows with candlelight during Aggie Muster, held every April 21 as an expression of camaraderie and Aggie Spirit. A Roll Call for the Absent honors the memories of Aggies who have died during the previous year. As each name is read, a family member or friend answers Here and lights a candle to symbolize the eternal spirit of all Aggies. Aggie Muster became official in 1922, but it has its roots in social gatherings of the late 1800s. Muster gained international fame in 1942 when Gen. George Moore 08 led 25 men in Muster during the Japanese siege of the Philippine island of Corregidor. Today, more than 400 Musters are held worldwide.Silver Taps
The Silver Taps ceremony, held on the first Tuesday of the month during the Fall and Spring Semesters, pays tribute to any enrolled students who have died since the previous ceremony. The ceremony begins at 10:00 pm as students gather in front of the Academic Building. The first Silver Taps was held in 1898 for Lawrence "Sul" Ross. http://studentlife.tamu.edu/co/silvertaps.htmThe 12th Man
The Texas A&M student body stands during football games. Ever since student E. King Gill came out of the stands, donned a uniform and stood ready to enter the 1922 Dixie Classic (the forerunner of the Cotton Bowl) if 17
called upon, all Aggie students have stood at games to express their willingness to don a uniform and play for the team should they be needed. On March 1, 1980, the Twelfth Man Statue was dedicated as a gift from the Class of '80. The sculpture is by G. Pat Foley.Gig 'em
At a yell practice before the 1930 TCU game, A&M board of regent Pinky Downs '06 shouted, "What are we going to do to those Horned Frogs?" His muse did not fail him as he improvised, borrowing a term from frog hunting. "Gig 'em, Aggies!" he said as he made a fist with his thumb extended straight up. And with that the first hand sign in the Southwest Conference came into being.Reveille
Reveille, the first lady of Aggieland, is the official mascot of Texas A&M University. She is the highest ranking member of the Corps of Cadets, and she is a Five-Star General. Reveille I came to Texas A&M in January 1931. A group of cadets hit a small black and white dog on their way back from Navasota. They picked up the dog and brought her back to school so they could care for her. The next morning, when "Reveille" was blown by a bugler, she started barking. She was named after this morning wakeup call. The following football season she was named the official mascot when she led the band onto the field during their half-time performance. When Reveille I died on January 18, 1944, she was given a formal military funeral on the gridiron of Kyle Field. She was then buried at the north entrance to the field, as all Reveilles are, facing the scoreboard so that she can always watch the Aggies outscore their opponent. Before naming Reveille II, there were several other unofficial mascots, such as Tripod, Spot, and Ranger. It was not until a later Reveille that she was a full-blood Collie. The most current Reveille is Reveille VII who was inducted during Parents Weekend in April 2001. Since that time Reveille VI, her predecessor, has been living in retirement with a local veterinarian. Reveille is the most revered dog on campus. Company E-2 has the privilege of taking care of Reveille. If she is sleeping on a cadet's bed, that cadet must sleep on the floor. Cadets address Reveille as "Miss Rev, ma'am." If she is in class and barks while the professor is teaching, the class is to be immediately dismissed. Reveille is a highly cherished mascot and receives only the best.
The tradition of the Twelfth Man was born on the second of January 1922, when an underdog Aggie team was playing Centre College, then the nation's top ranked team. As the hard fought game wore on, and the Aggies dug deeply into their limited E. King Gill stands ready reserves, Coach Dana X. Bible remembered a squad man who was not in uniform. He had been up in the press box helping reporters identify players. His name was E. King Gill, and was a former football player who was only playing basketball. Gill was called from the stands, suited up, and stood ready throughout the rest of the game, which A&M finally won 22-14. When the game ended, E. King Gill was the only man left standing on the sidelines for the Aggies. Gill later said, "I wish I could say that I went in and ran for the winning touchdown, but I did not. I simply stood by in case my team needed me." This gesture was more than enough for the Aggie Team. Although Gill did not play in the game, he had accepted the call to help his team. He came to be thought of as the Twelfth Man because he stood ready for duty in the event that the eleven men on the gridiron needed assistance. That spirit of readiness for service, desire to support, and enthusiasm helped kindle a flame of devotion among the entire student body; a spirit that has grown vigorously throughout the years. The entire student body at A&M is the Twelfth Man, and they stand during the entire game to show their support. The 12th Man is always in the stands waiting to be called upon if they are needed. This tradition took on a new look in the 1980's when Coach Jackie Sherrill started the 12th Man Kick-Off Team composed of regular students through open tryouts. This 12th Man team performed very well and held opponents to one of the lowest yards per return averages in the league. Later, Head Coach R.C. Slocum changed the team to allow only one representative of the 12th Man on the kick off team. The 12th Man tradition also took musical form. The 12th Man sings this song after each game in which the Aggies are outscored.Aggie Bonfire
Starting in 1909 Texas A&M University students worked together each year to build a massive bonfire. This annual tradition continued (except in 1963 when the Bonfire did not burn following the assassination of President Kennedy) and eventually came under the leadership of the Aggie Bonfire Committee until 1999. Bonfire has symbolized the burning desire of Aggies to beat the University of Texas in the annual football game.
Farmers Fight, Yell Practice began as a post dinner activity in 1913, when different corps companies would gather together to "learn heartily the old time pep." However, it was not until 1931, that Yell Practice as it is known today, was held before the t.u. game. It began, when a group of cadets were gathered in Peanut Owen's dorm room in Puryear Hall. Someone suggested that all of the freshmen should fall out and meet on the steps of the YMCA building at midnight. The cadets notified senior yell leaders Horsefly Berryhill and Two Gun Herman from Sherman, who could not authorize it, but said that they may just show army yells, the singing of the fight song, and tell fables of how the Aggies are going to beat the everlivin' hell out of our opponent for the next day. Lastly, the lights go out, and Aggies kiss their dates. If they don't have a date, all they have to do is flick their Bicks. As the story goes, the flames make it easier for two dateless people to find each other, and maybe they won't be dateless anymore! The purpose of Midnight Yell is to pump up the Twelfth Man for the next day's big game! In September 17, 1999, a new tradition was formed... First Yell (the first Midnight Yell of the school year) brought with it many related activities for everyone on Friday and Saturday including concerts, BBQ, and a Former Yell Leaders Reunion.Texas Aggie Yell Leaders
Although nationally known for their spirit, the Texas Aggies have no cheerleaders. This is because they have no school cheers. Instead, there are a variety of school yells used by the 12th Man team (the student body) in support of the team on the field or court. Each year 5 students (three seniors and two juniors) are elected by the student body to serve as Yell Leaders. If the Aggies win a home football game, the Fish carry the Yell Leaders across campus and throw them in the Fish Pond. Then a Yell Practice is held. If, rather than win, the Aggies run out of time or are outscored, everyone stays in Kyle Field to sing The Twelfth Man song.Maroon Out
Aggies bleed deep maroon, Becoming one of Texas A&M's newest traditions, the 1998 Maroon Out led to a temporary national shortage of maroon t-shirts. 31,000 Maroon Out shirts were sold at low cost to ensure that tens of thousands of Aggies attending the Texas A&M vs. Nebraska football game would create a sea of maroon spirit throughout the stands. Even the Nebraska fans acknowledged after the game that the intensity of the Maroon Out spirit made a difference in the game leading to A&M's 28-21 victory. As The Daily Nebraskan expressed it on October 12, 1998: 20
"A game that was dubbed a 'maroon-out' for Texas A&M fans proved to be a lights out for Nebraska. The fans dressed themselves in maroon T-shirts in an attempt to wash out the red and white that opponents have gotten used to. It worked." Each year one football game is specially designated for Maroon Out. In the first five years of the Maroon Out tradition, the Fightin' Texas Aggies have overcome all five opponents including four teams that were higher ranked and in the national top 10 at the time.Oct. 10, 1998 Nov. 26, 1999 Oct. 28, 2000 Sept. 29, 2001 Nov. 9, 2002 A&M vs. Nebraska (#2) A&M vs. Texas (#5) A&M vs. Kansas State (#8) A&M vs. Notre Dame A&M vs. Oklahoma (#1) 28-21 20-16 26-10 24-3 30-26
As the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band leaves the field after each home game half-time performance, seniors (giving evidence either by their Senior Boots or Aggie Ring) line up at the north end of Kyle Field to welcome the team back onto the field for the second half.Say "Howdy!"
Aggieland has gained a reputation of being the friendliest campus in the world.The Big Event
The Big Event is a one-day service project that provides the students of Texas A&M an opportunity to say "thank you" to the local community and residents for all their loyal support. The Big Event originated at Texas A&M in 1982, and has since become the largest, single-day, student run, service project in the nation. From its humble beginnings of six people cleaning a local cemetery, The Big Event has expanded to include over 470 jobs and five thousand students.Aggie Replant
Replant is one of the largest student-run, environmental service projects in the nation. At this event, hundreds of trees are planted each year by thousands of Texas A&M students. They are coming together to make a difference, one that people for hundreds of years will be able to realize and enjoy. Our trees are planted at local parks, schools, and other public lands. Some of our trees are donated by the National Tree Trust (between 500-1,000 per year), and others we obtain from the Texas Forest Service. The Replant committee, of the Texas A&M Student Government Association, plans this great event each year. Replant is sponsored by Texas A&M University, the National Tree Trust, and the Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Somerville.
Though Replant was started in support of Bonfire, it has since progressed into a tradition of its own that brings people together while improving and giving back to the community. It no longer has any association with Bonfire and does not plant on old Bonfire cut sites. In 1990, Scott Hantman, the Environmental Issues Committee Chair, developed the idea of Replant. In the spring of 1991 he joined up with bonfire leaders to plant 400 trees. Later that year the Traditions Council recognized Replant as an official Aggie Tradition. The number of participants and trees grew for the next few years and the site for planting changed from TMPA in Carlos, Texas to Somerville Lake in Somerville, Texas. The event became so large that in 1994 Replant became a Student Government Committee of its own. In 1997, Replant helped reforest the Clayton Williams oil well site where the land had been destroyed by an explosion in the 1980s. In 1998, 10,000 seedlings were potted, 2,000 trees were planted, and about 2,700 volunteers were in attendance. These volunteers included A&M students, parents, and youth from local student councils. In 1999, about 300 trees were planted at local elementary schools, parks, and the landfill. It has now grown into one of the largest student run environmental projects in the nation. In 2000 Replant received the Community Forestry Award from the Texas Forest Service. In the fall of 2001, Replant shifted from being a spring event to being a fall event. Planting the trees in the fall allows the trees to become more acclimated to their new environment before the harsh summer arrives.Student Volunteerism
Since its inception, Texas Aggies have demonstrated a strong commitment to serving others within their ranks, as well as throughout their community, state, nation and world. The entire graduating classes of 1941 and 1942 enlisted to help their nation during World War II. Now each spring the Big Event, the largest single-day student-run service project in the nation, is a small reminder of the countless ways thousands of Aggie students give of themselves every day to help others. Texas A&M University's Vision 2020 plan includes as a goal to "attain the highest rate of student participation in volunteer service activities in a national research university." That's not hard to do when the students have already been personally committed to this goal. The Virtual Volunteer Services Center can help you find a way to join in helping others. 22
"A proud member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of..." The relationships Aggies develop while at Texas A&M last for a lifetime. Each year as another class graduates, they continue to be joined in friendship with those whom they have shared their Aggie experience.Class Gifts
Each graduating class looks forward to an opportunity to give a gift back to their University.Elephant Walk
Marks the end of the usefulness of the Aggie seniors to the student body. Like dying elephants, which wander the jungle looking for a place to die after their value to the herd is over, thousands of seniors will join hands and wander aimlessly about campus visiting landmarks for the symbolic "last time." The event occurs annually prior to the last regularly scheduled football game. Seniors meet at Kyle Field for a yell practice and presentations. Afterwards, senior yell leaders and redpots will lead the group through campus. The seniors will stop at Fish Pond, the Lawrence Sullivan Ross Statue, and the Corps Quadrangle for brief yell practices before heading out to the Bonfire site on the Polo Fields. This Aggie tradition is known to underclassmen as "E-Walk" since it is bad for underclassmen to say the word elephant as it is classified as a "senior word." It all started in 1922. Two Aggie Band Fish from the Class of 1926 wandered out of Kyle Field after the football team was outscored the second time in the first two weeks of the season. They began to play a mournful funeral march. The goal of the march was to break the "jinx" that haunted Aggie football at the time. One by one, others joined the march, creating a long, serpent-like column that wandered throughout the campus. For the rest of the season, the fish continued their walk regardless of whether or not the football team was outscored. After their freshman year, the Class of 1926 discontinued their marches throughout campus. During their senior year, the Class of 1926 decided to give one last Walk to show their spirit for the A&M College of Texas. The other three classes on campus at the time had never seen the ceremony. Led by the same two "Fish", the seniors rested one hand on the shoulder of the Aggie in front of them and walked around campus as they did when they were freshmen, only this time they were wearing their senior boots. The seniors cried as they walked through the campus, remembering good times and bad, buddies for life, and those that had fallen along the way. The Class of 1926 "died" much in the same fashion as elephants do in the wild. Thus, the solemn tradition of Elephant Walk was born.
Begun in 1992, Junior E-Walk coincides with the Senior Elephant Walk tradition. Starting at the Bonfire site, the Junior class celebrates becoming the leaders of the campus. Over the relatively short life span of Junior EWalk, it has grown to be an anticipated new tradition.Ring Dance
Each year Ring Dance is held for the Senior Class. The name reflects a milestone at the end of the Senior year. Although Seniors have been privileged to wear the cherished Senior Ring ever since they attained 95 credit hours, as of Ring Dance they may wear it differently. Up to this point, Seniors have worn the ring so that it faces them when their hand is palm down with fingers pointed away from them. Ring Dance represents the end of their senior year when they can turn the ring around to be readable by others. This tradition began with one room of entertainment. Now there are an average of seven rooms of entertainment with a variety of music from swing and big band to piano bar and country western.Senior Boots
Members of the Corps of Cadets look forward to Final Review at the end of their Junior year when they can finally step into their Senior boots which they will continue to wear throughout their senior year. The making of boots dates back to 1914 when the Corps changed from the West Point style uniforms to the national cadet wardrobe. In 1921 they were made by Jack Alesci at Randolph Army Air Field in San Antonio. In 1925, the English style of boot became the traditional Senior boot that we still see today, and the boot was officially designated as part of the Senior Cadet's uniform. To meet the needs of the Senior Cadets in 1926, Lucchese's in San Antonio started making boots. The local competition sprang up in 1929. Holick set up his shop off campus in the same location where it is today. In 1932, Holick's price for a pair of boots was around $32.50. During World War II, boots could not be made due to the rationing of leather. So, incoming Seniors had to buy their boots from former students. Another change came in 1966 that made the look of each and every Senior more uniform. It was decided that all boots must be of medium brown color. In the year following, for the first time ever, cadets adopted uniform privileges for the next year. The 1970's brought many changes to the Corps of Cadets. The Seniors were presented another vendor for making their boots, Victor's in Bryan. In 1974, women were allowed
to enter into the Corps. But it was not until 1979 that they were able to wear boots. The going rate for a pair of women's boots was $80 in comparison to men's for $300.Howdy Dance
Hosted by the Senior Class, Howdy Dance is on the first evening of the Fall and Spring semester classes at an off-campus location. It is intended to welcome new students to campus and to provide a social activity for returning students to catch up after a long summer or holiday break. This is a long-standing Aggie Tradition which once provided one of the only organized social activities for students.
Aggie Code of Honor/Songs/Yells Aggies do not lie, cheat, or steal nor do they tolerate those who do.
For many years Aggies have followed this Code of Honor. The Aggie Code of Honor is an effort to unify the aims of all Texas A&M men and women toward a high code of ethics and personal dignity. For most, living under this code will be no problem as it asks nothing of a person that is beyond reason. It only calls for honesty and integritywhich are characteristics that Aggies have always exemplified. The Aggie Code of Honor functions as a symbol to all Aggies promoting understanding and loyalty to truth and confidence in each other.
Aggie Song/YellsTHE SPIRIT OF AGGIELAND Some may boast of prowess bold Of the school they think so grand But theres a spirit can ner be told, Its the spirit of Aggieland. (Chorus) We are the Aggies, the Aggies are we, True to each other as Aggies can be. Weve got to fight boys, weve got to fight, Weve got to fight for Maroon and White. After theyve boosted all the rest, They will come and join the best, For we are the Aggies, the Aggies are we Were from Texas AMC. (Second Chorus) T-E-X-A-S A-G-G-I-E Fight! Fight! Fight-Fight-Fight! Fight! Maroon! and white-white-white! A-G-G-I-E Texas! Texas! A-M-C Gigem Aggies 1-2-3 Farmers fight! Farmers fight! Fight! Fight! Farmers, farmers fight! THE AGGIE WAR HYMN Hullabaloo, Caneck, Caneck! Hullabaloo, Caneck, Caneck! Good-bye to texas university So long to the orange and the white. Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies, They are the ones that show the real old fight. The eyes of Texas are upon you.. That is the song they sing so well, So good-bye to texas university, Were going to beat you all to Chi-ga-roo-gar-em Chi-ga-roo-gar-em Rough! Tough! Real Stuff! Texas A&M Saw Varsitys horns off! Saw Varsitys horns off! Saw Varsitys horns off! Short! Varsitys horns are sawed off! Varsitys horns are sawed off! Varsitys horns are sawed off! Short!
THE TWELFTH MAN Texas Aggies down in Aggieland, Weve got Aggie spirit to the man. Stand united! Thats the Aggie theme. Were the 12th man on the team. When youre down, the goins rough and tough We just grin and yell, weve got the stuff To fight together for the Aggie dream, Were the 12th man on that fightin Aggie team!
LOCOMOTIVE (slow) Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! T-A-M-C (faster) Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! T-A-M-C (very fast) Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah T-A-M-C AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Rah! Rah! Rah! Team !
GIGEM AAAAAAAAAAAAA, Gigem Aggies!
FARMERS FIGHT Farmers fight! Farmers fight! Fight! Fight! Farmers, farmers, fight!
OLD ARMY A-R-M-Y T-A-M-C OLD Army Fight!
AGGIES A-G-G-I-E-S, A-G-G-I-E-S AAAAAAAAAAA .. fight em Aggies!
MILITARY Squads left, Squads right! Farmers, farmers, were all fight! Load, ready, aim, fire: BOOM! A&M give us room! HORSE LAUGH Riffety, Riffety, Riff-Raff! Chiffety, Chiffety, Chiff-Chaff! Riff-raff! Chiff-Chaff! Lets give em the horse laugh! SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
TEAM T-E-A-M, T-E-A-M AAAAAAAAAAAAA, team, team, team!
The Heart of AggielandWhat makes Texas A&M so special? It isnt hard to understand. The answer is found when one is transformed By the Spirit of Aggieland. Some may scoff at our traditions. Some may mock our sense of pride. But what other school plays Silver Taps When one of its own has died? Could it be the famous Corps of Cadets? Or perhaps the Fighting Texas Aggie Band? Could it be ol Sul Ross, or E. King Gill, The original Twelfth Man? Maybe its the student body, ready and willing To answer the call, who proudly stand. Or the Aggie bond, when you see anothers senior ring, Introduce yourself, and shake his hand. Maybe its Reveille, or Kyle Field, Or the Aggie War Hymn and its Hullabaloo. Perhaps its Bonfire, signifying our burning desire To Beat the Hell Outta t.u.! Maybe its the Former Students There are no exes here. Maybe its Muster, when the Roll is called, And another answers, Here. Maybe its Gigem, or a friendly Howdy, Or an approving Whoop. Maybe its our yell leaders, or Midnight Yell Practice, Or a senior cadets boots. Perhaps its the Memorial Student Center And its hallowed grounds, Where hats are removed in respect to fallen heroes, And a sense of God and Country abounds. You see, my friend, all of these and more Make Texas A&M stand apart. For once youre an Aggie, youre always an Aggie, And the Spirit burns within your heart. And though some may boast of prowess bold Of the school they think so grand, The Spirit is alive, and they bleed maroon In the Heart of Aggieland.
The Last Corps Trip by P.H. DuVal Jr. 51It was Judgment Day in Aggieland And tenseness filled the air; All knew there was a trip at hand, But not a soul knew where. Assembled on the drill field Was the world-renowned Twelfth Man, The entire fighting Aggie team And the famous Aggie Band. And out in front with Royal Guard The reviewing party stood; St. Peter and his angel staff Were choosing bad from good. First he surveyed the Aggie team And in terms of an angel swore, "By Jove, I do believe I've seen This gallant group before. I've seen them play since way back when, And they've always had the grit; I've seen 'em lose and I've seen 'em win But I've never seen 'em quit. No need for us to tarry here Deciding upon their fates; Tis plain as the halo on my head That they've opened Heaven's gates." And when the Twelfth Man heard this, They let out a mighty yell That echoed clear to Heaven And shook the gates of Hell. "And what group is this upon the side," St. Peter asked his aide, "That swelled as if to burst with pride When we our judgment made?"
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