A special reception at the Stark Galleries, located inside Memorial Student Center, was held in honor of former student Aggie Kathleen McElroy.
On Saturday, McElory became the newest inductee into the Former Journalism Students Association Hall of Honor.
The 1981 graduate has served as the New York Times' editor of news administration since 2006.
McElory assumed her current post after working in several different capacities at the Times.
Before attaining national journalistic heights, McElroy worked on newspapers that circulate in the Brazos Valley and in the city of Austin.
She served as a reporter and editor for the Bryan-College Station Eagle, Huntsville Item, and Austin American-Statesman.