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51 Buck Weirus recipients get nod for spirit, leadership

 
 

Bestowed with a framed certificate and a new watch, 51 students were recognized as recipients of the Buck Weirus Spirit Award on Sunday at the Clayton W. Williams Alumni Center.
Rusty Thompson, director of Student Activities at Texas A&M and chair of the Buck Weirus award selection committee, said the students recognized exemplify the Aggie spirit criteria inherent in the award.
“Each year, this is an extremely competitive process, and this year was certainly no different,” Thompson said. “Students at Texas A&M embrace the core values of this university. This award reflects each of these core values and recognize that the recipients represent the best of the best. These are the students that have gone above and beyond to make a positive contribution to the student organizations and student life here at Texas A&M.”
Distinguished guests at the ceremony included Mark Hussey, interim University president, and Lt. Gen. Joe Weber, vice president for Student Affairs. Weber said he knew Weirus while he attended A&M and said Weirus carried the Aggie spirit with him everywhere.
“He truly was the epitome of what Aggie spirit,” Weber said. “Always positive, always enthusiastic, never got down over anything, and that was contagious and infectious and spread to all the students, and it continues to spread now. That same spirit, same enthusiasm is still here and I think it’s because of Buck Weirus.”
David Trigg, senior business major and award recipient, said hearing about other students’ accomplishments at A&M was a humbling experience.
“Hearing all the recipients and seeing the types of service impact and experiences they’ve created here at Texas A&M, I was honored to be among them,” Trigg said. “It’s a very humbling experience to see how Texas A&M is changed by the student leaders who give back to it.”
Abbie Craigen, sophomore marine biology major at Texas A&M Galveston and award recipient, said she was excited to come to A&M’s flagship campus and see what students were accomplishing on and off campus.
“I’m so glad to be here, to be around people who have done so much for the school and to see not only what they’re doing, but what we can do together,” Craigen said.
Because Galveston is a smaller campus than A&M, Craigen said she has had more opportunities to act as a student leader than she might have had in College Station.
“It’s neat because Galveston is so small, so there’s a lot of opportunities for students like me who are sophomores,” Craigen said. “A lot of people here were seniors.”
Weber said recipients should walk away from the ceremony with a message of positivity.
“I think a sense of always look for the good in things and always be positive,” Weber said. “Focus and concentrate on the positive things and treasure, truly treasure, the Spirit of Aggieland.”
Bestowed with a framed certificate and a new watch, 51 students were recognized as recipients of the Buck Weirus Spirit Award on Sunday at the Clayton W. Williams Alumni Center.
Rusty Thompson, director of Student Activities at Texas A&M and chair of the Buck Weirus award selection committee, said the students recognized exemplify the Aggie spirit criteria inherent in the award.
“Each year, this is an extremely competitive process, and this year was certainly no different,” Thompson said. “Students at Texas A&M embrace the core values of this university. This award reflects each of these core values and recognize that the recipients represent the best of the best. These are the students that have gone above and beyond to make a positive contribution to the student organizations and student life here at Texas A&M.”
Distinguished guests at the ceremony included Mark Hussey, interim University president, and Lt. Gen. Joe Weber, vice president for Student Affairs. Weber said he knew Weirus while he attended A&M and said Weirus carried the Aggie spirit with him everywhere.
“He truly was the epitome of what Aggie spirit,” Weber said. “Always positive, always enthusiastic, never got down over anything, and that was contagious and infectious and spread to all the students, and it continues to spread now. That same spirit, same enthusiasm is still here and I think it’s because of Buck Weirus.”
David Trigg, senior business major and award recipient, said hearing about other students’ accomplishments at A&M was a humbling experience.
“Hearing all the recipients and seeing the types of service impact and experiences they’ve created here at Texas A&M, I was honored to be among them,” Trigg said. “It’s a very humbling experience to see how Texas A&M is changed by the student leaders who give back to it.”
Abbie Craigen, sophomore marine biology major at Texas A&M Galveston and award recipient, said she was excited to come to A&M’s flagship campus and see what students were accomplishing on and off campus.
“I’m so glad to be here, to be around people who have done so much for the school and to see not only what they’re doing, but what we can do together,” Craigen said.
Because Galveston is a smaller campus than A&M, Craigen said she has had more opportunities to act as a student leader than she might have had in College Station.
“It’s neat because Galveston is so small, so there’s a lot of opportunities for students like me who are sophomores,” Craigen said. “A lot of people here were seniors.”
Weber said recipients should walk away from the ceremony with a message of positivity.
“I think a sense of always look for the good in things and always be positive,” Weber said. “Focus and concentrate on the positive things and treasure, truly treasure, the Spirit of Aggieland.”

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