Reunion Agenda


Class of ’69 55-Year Reunion

Social & Networking Evening (6:30-9:30pm, March 4): We begin the reunion at the Oakwood Room at the Hilton Hotel where we will hold a free-flowing time with heavy hors d’oeuvres (enough to make a meal) and cash bar, with background music by a small combo from the Aggieland Orchestra.  No formal program is planned. ($55/person)

Aggie Park Tour (10am, March 5): Aggie Park opened in September 2022, and has become one of the most highly visited sites on the campus. Built by the Association of Former Students, but then given in its entirety to Texas A&M University, the park has greatly enhanced the quality of life for current students, not to mention residents of College Station and surrounding community. Aggie Park sits between the MSC, the Sanders Corps Center, the Clayton Williams Alumni Center, and Kyle Field. Both guided and self-guided tours will be available, after which you are free to visit other campus sites of interest to you.

Corps Center/Quad Tour (11am, March 5): This visit will begin in the Sam Houston Sanders Corps Center with an overview of the various displays housed there.  It will then move across the street to visit one of the Corps dormitories to see the living quarters provided to current cadets, as well as one of the six learning centers available to them, and maybe even for you to get a cup of coffee at the Starbucks on the quad. It will proceed down the quad to visit the Hollingsworth statue and the Bugle Stand plaza that was dedicated as part of the quad restructuring.  The tour will end on the steps of Duncan Dining Hall in time for lunch.

Lunch (12pm, March 5) Lunch will be held at Duncan Dining Hall.  They have become well known for their Fried Chicken Tuesday lunch, but provide other entree options as preferred.

Music Activities Center Tour (1pm, March 5) The Music Activities Center opened in 2019 and serves as the home base for Texas A&M’s instrumental and choral music activities.  This houses not only the Aggie Band, but 3 concert bands, symphony, jazz band, Aggieland Orchestra, Singing Cadets, Century Singers, and Women’s Chorus.  Some 1300 students are involved in some aspect of these performing groups.  The tour also includes a visit to the Aggie Band drill field as well as the 4’x 6′ wood carving crafted by Mikeual Perritt ’69 in commemoration of the Aggie Band’s 125th Anniversary.

Dedication of Avenue of the Flags (2pm, March 5)  The Class of ’69 contributed $75,000 toward the establishment of the General Earl Rudder American Freedom Avenue of the Flags.  This has been matched by Texas A&M University to create a $150,000 endowment.  Administration of this endowment has been given to the Commandant, who contracts with the Bryan Rotary Club to post flags along New Main Drive on 11 or 12 significant days each year.  The Rotary Club then uses those funds to provide scholarships for local students. The dedication will be held with President Mark Welsh on the front steps of the Jack K. Williams Administration Building.

Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Tour (2-4pm, March 6): The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial (BVVM) recognizes and honors the service and sacrifices of all our veterans, past, present, and future. The Memorial includes the Lynn Stuart Pathway history walk, which is the focus of this guided tour.  Along this scenic pathway are 18 designated sites representing 17 principal wars of the United States plus a site for the War for Texas Independence. This 1/2 mile concrete pathway is fully accessible and mostly shaded throughout the year. The centerpiece is the Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza with a dramatic sculpture atop a red granite monument. Over 6,000 names of veterans from all eras of American history are engraved in honor of their service.



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