Everyone knows that I am mildly obsessed with Texas A&M, but another thing that I enjoy more than any normal person should is birthdays. So last Thursday, I got to combine these two things to celebrate A&M’s 136th birthday!
136 years ago, Texas A&M was born through the Morrill Act. This was an act approved by the United States Congress. The act states that the school’s "leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and mechanic arts."
I find it so interesting to think about A&M’s beginning and see where we are now. At first, there were no women and everyone was in the Corp. Fortunately for Aggie boys, A&M allowed women for full admission in 1971.
A&M’s transitions have improved the university tremendously. Today it’s hard not to find a new article raving about how we are constantly growing and expanding. As Bryan/College Station residents, we feel this through the insane construction.
To celebrate that glorious day, Traditions Council served free birthday cake in the MSC. Which is also a new renowned renovation A&M can brag about. As for me, I couldn’t make it to the MSC so I refreshed my memory with all the neat things this campus has to offer. Remembering our beginnings keeps us humble and makes me grateful to be here.
Happy birthday Texas A&M! Can’t wait to see many more! Check out the Academic building then and now.