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Texas A&M University

Kiera Pope- Block 5

Kiera Pope

on 24 September 2012

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Transcript of Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University Kiera Pope
Block 5 History State's first public institution of higher education
5200 acres
Owes its origin to the Morrill Act: approved by the United States Congress on July 2, 1862
~Donation of public land to states for purpose of funding higher education
Actual formation: establishment of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas: April 17, 1871 Accepted offer of 2416 acres of land from the citizens of Brazos County in 1871
Instruction began in 1876
Changes in the 1960s- President Gen. James Earl Rudder (Began admitting women and minorities, military participation optional)
1963- renamed to Texas A&M University Traditions 12th Man-In a 1922 game against Centre college, Texas A&M suffered so many injuries that Coach Dana X. Bible only had 11 players left--> called E. King Gill out of crowd to suit up to play if needed
Aggie Student Body- known as 12th Man (united in loyalty, support and ready to serve when called to do so) Yell Leaders
Three Seniors and Two Juniors
Instead of cheerleaders
Lead Aggie crowd in yells, encourage spirit Corps of Cadets
"Keepers of Spirit"
Muster, Silver Taps, Midnight Yell Practice
Form largest unified body in U.S. and commisions more officers into the military than any institution Aggie Ring
Earned academically Fightin' Texas Aggies Band
All members of Corps of Cadets
Preform at numerous special events
Military precision and style
Band steps off the heavy beat of the "Aggie War Hym", Aggies respond with "Whoop!" Big Event
"One big day, one big thanks, one Big Event" Gig 'em, Aggies
Optimism, loyalty, determination and spirit Howdy
Official greeting- friendly Maroon Out
"Sea of Maroon" at Football games
School spirit Mascot/School Colors Reveille
Highest Ranking member of Corps of Cadets
Small black and white dog- now purebred Border Collie Colors: Maroon and White
"We've got to fight for Maroon and White" Campus Life Student Activities:
Student Government: serve Texas A&M by representing student opinion, addressing campus needs (targeted programming) and maintenance of tradition, and providing opportunities for leadership development to enrich the quality of student life
Rec Sports
Corps of Cadets: develops well-educated leaders of character- academically successful, embody Honor, Integrity, Discipline and Selfless Service (fully prepared for the global challenges of leading in the 21st Century)
Greek Life: Fraternities and Sororities Program Of Study: Pre-Veterinary Studies-
Program that prepares individuals for admission to first-professional program in veterinary medicine. Cost of Attendance: Prices Vary •Vet 4th Year Resident May 2011 - May 2012
~50 hours: $16,433.68
•Vet 4th Year Non-Resident May 2011 - May 2012
~50 hours: $27,233.68
•PR(Professional Veterinary) Resident Rate FY12-13
~18 hours: $9,910.25
•PR(Professional Veterinary) Non-Resident Rate FY12-13
~18 hours: $15,310.25
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