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Timeline of Texas A&M University 1876 1883 1890 1894 1898 1909 1922 1930 1931 1942 1951 1954 1959 1963 1965 1974 1983 1994 1997 1998 1999 2001 2004 Dates.

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1 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students Intro Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library Navigation Use the arrows at the top to move forward or back one slide OR Click on the dates listed in the timeline below More Information Occasionally, an image will be linked to more information Click on the image to see the slide with additional information; click anywhere on the additional information slide to return Click here to begin the presentation… Click here to begin the presentation…

2 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students October 2. Official opening of the college to students Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

3 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students Railroad builds first depot at college and begins to make regular stops Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

4 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students July 1. Appointment of Lawrence Sullivan Ross as President, effective January 20, 1891, when his term as governor ended Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

5 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students October 20. First A&M football game (vs. Texas in Austin). Texas Aggie Band organized by Joseph Holick. E.C. Jonas 94 designed first Class Ring to feature some of the symbols used on current Aggie Ring Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

6 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students Death of President Ross. First use of Silver Taps Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

7 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students Earliest known Aggie Bonfire is built Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

8 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students January 2. E. King Gill 24 stepped forward and A&Ms Twelfth Man tradition was born as A&Ms football team defeats Centre College, 22-14, in the Dixie Classic at Dallas Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

9 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students The Gig em thumb signal is begun at a yell practice by Pinky Downs

10 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students Reveille I is brought to campus and becomes the first mascot Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

11 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students April 21. Muster held by 25 Aggies during the Japanese siege of the Philippine island of Corregidor provided inspiration for world- wide Aggie Muster program held each year to observe anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto and to commemorate deceased Aggies Muster 2006, Reed Arena Photo courtesy of the Marketing & Communications

12 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students April 21. Dedication of Memorial Student Center during Aggie Muster ceremonies Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

13 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students Fish Camp program for incoming freshman initiated by YMCA Director J. Gordon Gay 1954 Fish Camp 2008 Photo courtesy of the Marketing & Communications

14 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students July 1. J. Earl Rudder 32 appointed President Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

15 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students A&M Board of Directors permits women to enroll on a limited basis. African American students begin enrolling at Texas A&M University. August 23. A&M College of Texas name changed to Texas A&M University by the 58th Texas Legislature Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

16 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students April 24. A&M System Board of Directors adopts Army/Air Force recommendations and makes the Cadet Corps membership optional Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

17 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students Women admitted as members of Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. Womens athletic program established Photo courtesy of the Cushing Library

18 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students Texas A&M Student Government creates The Big Event, an annual one-day student service project benefiting the A&M community that has continued for two decades. It is the largest of its kind in the nation Photo courtesy of the Marketing & Communications

19 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students March 3. The Texas A&M University web site officially goes online Photo courtesy of the Marketing & Communications

20 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students September 1. The George Bush School of Government and Public Service opens Photo courtesy of the Marketing & Communications

21 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students The first Maroon Out is credited with helping achieve a victory over then-ranked #2 Nebraska Photo courtesy of the Marketing & Communications

22 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students Vision 2020 Task Force unveils recommendations aimed at placing Texas A&M University among the nations Top 10 public academic institutions by the year November 18. Bonfire stack collapses. Eleven students and one former student die and 27 students are injured. 1999

23 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students September 22. Red, White and Blue Out. Just 11 days after the terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, the three decks of Kyle Field were turned the colors of the American Flag Photo courtesy of the Marketing & Communications

24 Timeline of Texas A&M University Dates and information taken from the Association of Former Students November 18. Dedication of the Aggie Bonfire Memorial Photo courtesy of the Marketing & Communications

25 HR Employee & Organizational Development – Division of Finance M ORE I NFO E XAMPLE This is an example of a slide with additional information. Click anywhere on this slide to return to the presentation. 25

26 HR Employee & Organizational Development – Division of Finance C ORPS OF C ADETS As a land-grant institution, the mission included military training in addition to the agricultural and mechanical arts Spring of over 100 cadets form two companies of the Corps the Scott Volunteers, predecessor to the Ross Volunteers, is organized as a precision drill team Until Texas A&M was an all-male, all-military school 26 Photo courtesy of the Marketing & Communications

27 HR Employee & Organizational Development – Division of Finance M ILITARY S ERVICE Aggies have served in every conflict in which the U.S. has been involved from the Spanish-American War through present. 27 Photos courtesy of the Association of Former Students

28 HR Employee & Organizational Development – Division of Finance More Aggies served in WWII than any other school, including the combined totals of the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy. 28 WWIWWII 2,217 Aggies served 53 died 20,229 Aggies served 953 died WWI and WWII Photo courtesy of the Association of Former Students

29 HR Employee & Organizational Development – Division of Finance M EDAL OF H ONOR Seven Aggies were awarded the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor: Lt. Lloyd Hughes '43 Lt. Thomas Fowler '43 Sgt. George Keathley '37 Lt. Turney Leonard '42 Lt. Eli Whiteley '41 (pictured) Sgt. William Harrell '43 Maj. Horace Carswell '38 5 awarded posthumously 29 Photo courtesy of the Association of Former Students

30 HR Employee & Organizational Development – Division of Finance W OMEN IN THE C ORPS 30 In the Fall of 1974, the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets became the first ROTC program in the country to admit women to its ranks, even ahead of the service academies. Currently Women make up 14% of the Corps of Cadets Women hold leadership positions in all levels of the Corps, including Deputy Corps Commander Women are in all Corps special units Photos courtesy of the Corps of Cadets Association


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