According to Texas A&M Today, the university will award a record 10,767 degrees during commencement ceremonies in May. The Aggie network will expand to 500,000 former students.
“These milestones are reflective of our commitment to our land-grant mission to bring higher education to all who seek it, to develop leaders of character and to pursue excellence in teaching, research and service,” Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young said. “Congratulations to the Class of 2019 for being part of this historic moment, and thank you to each and every Aggie who came before for providing the foundation upon which we will continue to build.”
“The Association of Former Students proudly celebrates our 500,000th former student and all who will graduate this May,” The Association of Former Students President and CEO Porter S. Garner III said. “This milestone is a testament to the unique and unparalleled education and experience provided by Texas A&M. As we also celebrate our 140th year of service and support to Texas A&M, I know the 11 Aggies who created our organization in 1879 would be proud to see the difference 500,000 former students have made on Texas A&M and our world.”
This spring's ceremonies will again feature the highest number of degrees for any one semester in Texas A&M's and the State of Texas' history. Commencement ceremonies begin May 3 here at Texas A&M University School of Law.