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Muster Committee asks for volunteers to host visiting families in April

Applications will be available for students in coming weeks
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Candleholders during Muster at Reed Arena on Friday, April 21, 2023.

The Muster Committee has begun recruiting Muster hosts to guide visiting families for the 2024 Muster ceremony on April 21.

Muster hosts serve as guides and facilitators to families who attend  Muster to remember and honor their loved ones who passed since last year’s ceremony. Any Texas A&M student can apply to be a Muster host if they attend at least one informational meeting and are passionate about A&M. 

The Muster Committee will hold informational meetings on the following dates:

  • Monday, Feb. 5 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in MSC 1400
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in MSC 2400
  • Thursday, Feb. 8 from 8-9:00 p.m. in Koldus 144
  • Thursday, Feb. 8 from 9-10:00 p.m. in Koldus 144

After attending an informational meeting, students can apply beginning Wednesday, Feb. 7, and the applications close a week later on Wednesday, Feb. 14. 

Aggie Muster Committee External Relations Coordinator and mathematics junior Treacy Collier said Muster hosts work to provide families with a shoulder to lean on when they come to Muster in the spring.

“Muster hosts are the families’ first interaction when it comes to Aggie Muster,” Collier said. “They will serve as guides to the families that we are honoring at Muster, and the whole point of them being there is to be a shoulder to lean on and to escort them around.”

If any students are looking to be involved in Muster or serving the Aggie community, Collier said hosting a family is one of the best ways to do it.

“Being a Muster host is the epitome of being an Aggie,” Collier said. “It provides the best opportunity to serve the people in this community who are going through a difficult time in their life. Aggie Muster serves as an opportunity for those people to grieve, move on and remember their Aggie who passed. You can help give them a step forward with their closure … and give them that opportunity to have an amazing ceremony in remembrance of their Aggie’s life. It gives you such an amazing and one-of-a-kind opportunity that you will not find anywhere else.”

For more information on becoming a Muster host, please visit the Muster Committees website at muster.tamu.edu/ or directly contact the host coordinators at [email protected].

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Mia Putnam
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Mia Putnam is a junior (a-a-a-whoop!) public health major and masters epidemiology student. She has written for the Batt for over a year now and enjoys writing stories over politics, current student interests, and environmental issues.
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