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Join us for a FIESTA at Aggie Park on Monday, March 7th!
 

Food, Entertainment, and Prizes!

 

 

10:30AM Doors Open
11:30AM Buffet

12:00PM Program Begins

 

 

SOLD OUT!

We have maxed out seating for this event.
 

 

This will be our first event back in Aggie Park after the renovation is complete and will take place during our normal Monday Lunch time. This is going to be an event you don't want to miss!

 


Door Prizes:
 

Jimbo Fisher Autographed Football

Rob Childress Autographed Baseball
Reveille Print
2 Bus Tickets to Kyle Field - Home Game of Choice
2 Free Monday Lunch Passes
2 Tickets to Aggie Family BBQ
1 Reserved Parking Spot for Muster
1 Reserved Parking Spot for Coach's Night
2 Tickets to Coach's Night
1 Individual Entry into Aggie Golf Classic

1 Engraved Brick in the Aggie Park Walkway


 

Tickets are $15 each and include lunch and entry into door prize drawings.

 

Click here to buy a ticket


 

 

Special Guest Speakers

 

 

Porter Garner, III '79, President & CEO, The Association of Former Students 

 

porter-garner-2014Porter graduated from Texas A&M University in 1979 with a BBA in marketing. He began his career with Hughes Tool Company before joining The Association’s staff as Field Director in 1981. After nearly 18 years of service to The Association, Porter was unanimously elected by the Board of Directors to lead the organization, making him only the seventh chief executive in The Association’s 142-year history. Over the last 21 years as President and CEO, Porter has inspired innovation and led initiatives to achieve The Association’s vision to become the premier alumni organization. Under his leadership, The Association has endeavored to enhance its programs and services, and broaden its reach and relevance to the worldwide Aggie Network. Porter serves as a non-voting member of The Association’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, working closely with the Board to ensure that donated funds are used in the most efficient and effective ways to benefit Texas A&M and the Aggie Network. Under his leadership as President and CEO, The Association of Former Students’ total assets have grown from $55 million to $161 million, and the organization has raised over $400 million impacting Texas A&M and Texas Aggies. Porter is a member of the Self-Governing Alumni Forum (SGAF), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and he serves on the board of Baylor Scott & White Hospital – College Station Region. Porter has served on numerous other boards, including: CASE District IV, CASE Commission on Alumni Relations, Brazos Valley Rehab Center and March of Dimes. He is only one of two individuals to have been honored with a lifetime membership in the Brazos County A&M Club. Porter and his wife, Lisa ’91, are Endowed Century Club donors to The Association of Former Students, Eppright Distinguished Donors, and members of the Texas A&M Legacy Society. They have three children: Claire ’21, Callie ’23 and Porter IV.


 

We will also be joined by Texas A&M Director of Athletics, Ross Bjork!

 

 

ross-bjorkRoss Bjork began his position as Director of Athletics in July of 2019 and wasted little time to make his mark in Aggieland. Despite all of the hardships brought on by the pandemic, Texas A&M Athletics has sustained the greatest academic performance in school history. Student-athletes currently boast a 3.07 cumulative GPA, and for the 2020-21 academic year, Aggie Athletics recorded the highest-ever cumulative GPA and second highest spring semester GPA.

Under Bjork, the Aggies have experienced tremendous success on the playing field. The 2020 edition of the football team won the Capital One Orange Bowl and Texas A&M tallied two SEC Championships with women’s basketball and soccer. The women’s track and field team earned NCAA runner-up finishes at the indoor and outdoor national meets, while top 10 national finishes were accomplished by women’s basketball, equestrian, soccer, men’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and men’s track and field.

Under Bjork, Athletics launched The Aggie Commitment and student-athletes created The B.L.U.E.print - Black Leaders who Undertake Excellence. Both aim to make significant progress toward providing new opportunities for personal and professional growth for student-athletes and staff. They will celebrate and honor Black History at Texas A&M all while being a change agent in the fight against injustice.

Bjork has an extensive career in college athletics with more than two decades of experience as an administrator and student-athlete, having served as the Director of Athletics at The University of Mississippi and Western Kentucky University, and on the senior staffs at UCLA, the University of Miami and the University of Missouri.