The end of a four-year fundraising campaign was a reason to party for hundreds of Aggies.
In 2003, the university launched a capital campaign to raise $1 billion.
Four years later, the campaign is over and the final tally exceeded expectations.
More than $1.5 billion was raised through the end of 2006 in the One Spirit, One Vision campaign.
Friday evening's events included a taped message from former A&M president and current defense secretary Robert Gates.
There were also performances by the Aggie Wranglers and the Aggie Dance Team.
Not only did Interim A&M President Eddie Davis speak at the event, he also participated in a special performance, with the Aggie Dance Team.
The group performed a routine that showcased a few Aggie traditions.