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The Battalion May 4, 2024

Big Aggie Ring & Alumni Center

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Valerie Gunchick

The American flag boldly waves all night in front of the alumni center. 

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  • The Texas flag waves calmly in front of the alumni center late September. 

    Valerie Gunchick
  • Two smaller rings on the west side of the alumni center were donated by the class of 1994. 

    Valerie Gunchick
  • The giant Aggie ring has four spotlights on it all night. 

    Valerie Gunchick
  • Not many see this view of the ring at night, but it is definitely a nice one. 

    Valerie Gunchick
  • The large Aggie Ring sits right behind the Alumni Center and both are lit up at night. 

    Valerie Gunchick
  • Just as a real ring, the big Aggie ring has an inscription; this one to H. J. (Bill) Haynes, a donor for building the ring. 

    Valerie Gunchick
  • The famous big Aggie ring reflects the light onto the plaque of Reta K. and Harold J. “Bill” haynes, class of 1946, who gave a generous donation which went towards building the ring. 

    Valerie Gunchick
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