The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Advertisement
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Advertisement
Mexico fans react after Mexico F Julián Quiñones 73rd-minute goal during the MexTour match between Mexico and Brazil at Kyle Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
‘The stuff of dreams’
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • June 11, 2024

As soon as the Mexico-Brazil soccer match at Kyle Field was announced, Jacob Svetz and Caitlin Falke saw an opportunity.  The match was scheduled...

Advertisement
The Fighting Texas Aggie Band performs at halftime during Texas A&Ms football game against ULM at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.
Gridiron glory to multi-event marvel
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • June 7, 2024

Special teams: Special events  “My favorite thing about an event is seeing the people come into the stadium and seeing their excitement...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
'I was terrified'
April 25, 2024
Advertisement
Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin ChenJune 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

Texas A&M pitcher Chris Cortez (10) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
One step away
June 8, 2024

First ever Texas A&M 65 year reunion set for this weekend

Members of the Texas A&M class of ’51 will be gathering in College Station this weekend for the first ever 65 year class reunion in the history of the university.

The reunion will begin Friday October 14 and will continue until Sunday morning, after which the 54 class members, most of them decorated veterans of World War II or the Korean War, will return to locations all over the world.

This reunion will begin Friday evening, with many events planned to follow, said Alicia Capell of the Association of Former Students.

“Friday night there will be a class dinner,” Capell said. “On Saturday they will, as a class, tour a number of locations. In the morning they’ll tour the quad, followed by a tour of Kyle Field and lunch at the MSC. They’ll later visit the Riverside Campus and have a class dinner. They’ll finish everything off with a farewell breakfast on Sunday morning.”

The class reunion will include a speech given by the CEO of the Association of Former Students, according to Kathryn Greenwade, Vice President of the Association.

“Porter Garner, the President and CEO of the Alumni Association, will speak at the dinner on Friday,” Greenwade said. “He is going to express his appreciation for them and what they do for Texas A&M. He’ll also update them on what’s happening with the Alumni and what’s going on at the university.”

According to Dick Tumlinson, Class Agent and member of the class of ’51, events like this should serve as reminders to current students of the rich history that the student body of Texas A&M has.

“The Aggie heritage really is a tremendous one,” Tumlinson said. “It has a great history, with a lot of remarkable people that have served our country in many ways. Aggies have been serving our country in the military going all the way back to the Spanish-American war. My grandfather, an Aggie, fought in World War I and my older brother served in World War II. I served, along with almost my entire class, in Korea after graduation.”

However, this isn’t to say that A&M’s best days are behind it, according to Tumlinson.

“In the same way that Aggies have had great accomplishments in the past, the history goes on,” Tumlinson said. “With the current student body that A&M has today, many historical accomplishments will be made.”

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *