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Class of '67 50th Anniversary Reunion

April 19-22, 2017
College Station, TX


HOWDY
OK, Class of ’67, THIS IS IT! The once-in-a-lifetime 50th anniversary reunion will take place at Muster in College Station. Events are scheduled at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center, the Clayton W. Williams, Jr., Alumni Center, Reed Arena and across the A&M campus.

This is our final “stand alone” Reunion as an individual Class. At our 55th Anniversary Reunion we will be inducted into the Sul Ross Group. This group, includes all Classes that have graduated from A&M for 55 years or more. They meet annually in March, and we’ll be a part of that event in 2022. (Don’t worry, your Class Agents are also committed to having Class of ’67 Mini Reunions in the future!)

Don’t miss this incredible event. Bring your spouse, significant other, family, get your Aggie buddies to come, register immediately, and plan to be amazed at all the changes at Aggieland. Most of all, come and enjoy the fellowship while reconnecting with your buddies!

Class Agents:
Mickey Batsell - mickeybatsell@mickeybatsell.com
Terrell Mullins - tmullins45@att.net

 

 

WELCOME CLASS OF '67
On behalf of the students of Texas A&M University, I would like to welcome you back to Aggieland! On April 19-22 your Class will meet for your 50th Anniversary Reunion. This year, I have the privilege of serving as your liaison to the Aggie Muster Committee and I am excited to be working with your Class and your Class Agents to ensure that your reunion is a memorable experience.

The Muster Committee is composed of 30 dedicated students, working to plan every aspect of the campus Muster ceremony. From compiling the Roll Call of the Absent, to planning the Camaraderie BBQ in honor of your Class, our committee works diligently to preserve the traditions of Aggie Muster. This year we are fortunate enough to have Dr. Eddie Joe Davis ’67 as our speaker for the ceremony. I hope you will all come back to Aggieland and enjoy your time here.

For over 50 years you have all been Aggies, spreading the Aggie Spirit wherever your life may have taken you. Now is your opportunity to return to Aggieland, and remember where your Aggie story began, as well as see the people who were a part of your Aggie experience. I would like to personally extend to you an invitation to contact me, either by phone, email, or letter. I look forward to getting to know you throughout this process. One of my projects is a display about the Class of ’67 as a part of the Reflections Display in the Flag Room. I would like to hear your stories, and see pictures you may want to share so that I might best represent your Class, not only for your Class, but also for the current students, who will love to learn about your time at A&M. My contact information is below; please do not hesitate to reach out to me!

I look forward to celebrating your lives, your stories, and your return when you come back for the Reunion!

Helena Shakesby '19 - hshakesby@tamu.edu, (214) 558-9431
Muster Committee, Association of Former Students Liaison

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, April 19    
TIME EVENT LOCATION
12 p.m. Reunion Registration & Check-in Desk Opens Hilton, Ballroom 1
1 - 6 p.m. Class Hospitality Room Open
Hilton Oakwood Ballroom
  (light snacks and cash bar)  
6 p.m. Reception (with cash bar) Hilton Ballrooms 1-4
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Class Buffet - Tropical Paradise Buffet with cash bar
Hilton Ballrooms 1-4
  (casual to business casual)  
  -Speaker: Helena Shakesby '19, Muster Committee Liaison   
  -Speaker: BG Joe Ramirez '79, Corps Commandant   
8:30 p.m. - Midnight Class Hospitality Room Open Hilton Oakwood Ballroom
     
Thursday, April 20    

*Please note, transportation is on your own for Thursday*  
TIME EVENT LOCATION
8 a.m. Reunion Registration & Check-in Desk Opens Hilton Ballroom 1-4
8 - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet & Class Meeting
Hilton Ballroom 1-4
  -Welcome: Porter S. Garner III '79, President & CEO, The Association   
  -Speaker: Dan Rosenfield '17, Student Body Vice President 2016-2017  
  -Speaker: Cecille Sorio '17, Corps Commander 2016-2017  
On Your Own Lunch & Outfit gatherings
 
11:30 a.m. Kyle Field Tour #1 Kyle Field Hall of Champions, west side
11:30 a.m. Quad Tour #1 Quad
2:30 p.m. Kyle Field Tour #2 Kyle Field Hall of Champions, west side
2:30 p.m. Quad Tour #2 Quad
1 - 6 p.m. Class Hospitality Room Open Hilton Oakwood Ballroom
6 p.m. Reception (with cash bar) Hilton Ballrooms 1-7
6:10 p.m. Pictures with Reveille Hilton Lobby
6:30 p.m. Class Banquet - Beef Tenderloin & Grilled Salmon with cash bar
Hilton Ballrooms 1-7
  (business casual)  
  -Welcome: Phil Miner '80, Chair of the Board, The Association  
  -Speaker: John Sharp '72, Chancellor, Texas A&M University System  
Post Banquet - Midnight Class Hospitality Room Open Hilton Oakwood Ballroom
     
Friday, April 21    
TIME EVENT LOCATION
On Your Own Breakfast  
6:30 a.m. Buses Depart Hilton for Campus Hilton, west entrance
7 a.m. Corps of Cadets Morning Formation & Flag Raising Ceremony
Academic Building Plaza
  (Buses return to Hilton following ceremony)
7 - 9:30 a.m. Reunion Registration & Check-in Open Hilton Lobby
9:45 a.m. Buses leave Hilton for Class Photo, Campus Bus Tour, & Muster BBQ Hilton, west entrance
10 a.m. Class Photo (Classmates Only) Jack K. Williams Administration Building main steps
10:15 - 11 a.m. Campus Bus Tour TAMU Campus
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Muster BBQ with Students  Kyle Field Northeast Plaza
12:30 - 2 p.m. Buses Shuttle from Kyle Field Northeast Plaza to Hilton  
2 - 5:30 p.m. Reunion Registration and Check-in Continues Hilton Lobby
3 - 6 p.m.  Class Hospitality Room Open Hilton Ballrooms 1-7
4 - 5:30 p.m. Pre-Muster Buffet - Deli Buffet with cash bar
Hilton Ballrooms 1-7
4 p.m.  1st Showing of Silver Taps Presentation Hilton Oakwood Ballroom
4:30 p.m. 2nd Showing of Silver Taps Presentation Hilton Oakwood Ballroom
5 p.m. 3rd Showing of Silver Taps Presentation Hilton Oakwood Ballroom
6 p.m. Buses depart from Hilton to Reed Arena Hilton, west entrance
7 p.m. Campus Muster (Coat & Tie) Reed Arena, Reserved Seating
Post-Ceremony Buses Depart Reed Arena to Hilton  
9 - 11 p.m. Post-Muster Reception - Soup & Salad Buffet with cash bar
Hilton Ballrooms 1-7
     
Saturday, April 22    
TIME EVENT LOCATION
7:30 a.m.  Reunion Registration & Check-in Desk Opens Hilton Lobby
8 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
Hilton Ballrooms 1-4
  -Speaker: Michael K. Young, President, Texas A&M University   
  Depart at Your Leisure  

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

*The cutoff date to book a room in the Hilton hotel block has been extended to April 6*

A block of rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for the ​Class of '67 50th Anniversary Reunion. Make your reservations by calling the College Station Hilton directly before ​March 28 at 979-693-7500. Be sure to reference the Group Code: ​MUST17 to receive the rate of $152 per night, plus tax. If you prefer to stay at another hotel in the area, please call the Accommodations Hotline at 979-260-9898 to check on hotel availability in the area. You may also go to the Bryan-College Station Accommodations website to book a room. Call and make your reservation today as many of the hotels fill up fast! 

College Station Hilton — Reunion Headquarters hotel
801 University Drive East — (979) 693-7500 
$152/night, plus tax 
Group Name: ​​Class of '67 Muster Reunion
Code: ​MUST17
Deadline: March 28, 2017
Check-in time: 4 p.m. 
Check-out time: Noon

 

CHECK IN & REGISTRATION
After securing your room reservation, you can register online for the Reunion. If you have any questions, please contact the Former Student Programs office at The Association of Former Students at 800-633-7514. 

Your nametags, an updated schedule of events and a list of pre-registered participants will be waiting for you at the Reunion Check-In Desk, which will open at the times listed on the schedule of events. All registrations received after the April 3 deadline will incur a $20 late fee. Registration will close after April 10. Walk-up Registration will be accepted based on availability. 

 

CLASS PICTURE
On April 21, our Class will have our picture taken in front of the Systems Administration Building, now called the Jack K. Williams Administration Building, just as we did when we were members of the Corps of Cadets.  Buses will take you from the Hilton to the Administration Building for the photo that will be taken at 10 a.m. This picture is for Class of ’67 members only. Please remove caps and sun glasses for the picture. There will be picture order forms available at the Reunion registration desk, so you may order your Class picture on site, via the photographer’s website, or mail the form in at a later time. An example photo is available here

 

CAMPUS MUSTER TICKETS
If you will not be riding the bus to Muster, we suggest you arrive at Reed Arena very early to find parking. We encourage you to ride the bus because guests on the bus will enter on the ground level and walk directly to seats in the reserved section of Reed Arena. If you do not ride the bus or have guests meeting you at the ceremony, call Former Student Programs (800-392-2096) to request tickets (at no additional charge), which will allow you access to the reserved section.

 

CAMPUS MAP, PARKING, & TRANSPORTATION
While the campus of Texas A&M may have changed a lot from when you were a student here, the Spirit of Aggieland remains the same. Click here for a current map of the Texas A&M campus. The map displays all current buildings on campus, and has a search bar where you can find where a particular building is located.

Parking is available at the Koldus Garage, West Campus Garage, Cain Garage or Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni center on Thursday, April 20. For more information regarding parking on campus please visit transport.tamu.edu

Transportation will be on your own except for on April 21. Bus transportation will be available to shuttle you to Academic Plaza for the flag raising ceremony in the morning, the Class picture and Muster BBQ on campus, and the campus Muster Ceremony that evening. The buses will load at the west side of the Hilton and the cost of transportation is included in the event prices and registration fee. Each bus is wheelchair accessible. Please inform The Association of Former Students in your registration form that you are handicapped, so we can plan accordingly.

 

OUTFIT GATHERINGS
Outfits are encouraged to gather following the Wednesday night reception and buffet at the Hilton or after the breakfast on Thursday morning. Popular gathering locations include: local Classmate residences, the Dixie Chicken on Northgate, and sports bars in College Station.

 

KYLE FIELD TOUR
For those that have not seen the redeveloped Kyle Field, you have the opportunity to attend a walking tour of the stadium following the breakfast on Thursday, April 20. You will be able to see the coaches' booths, TV broadcast booths, suites, and field box. The entire tour is accessible by elevator, but there is walking involved during the tour so please be prepared to walk from site to site. If you are interested in this tour please register for this event. 

 

QUAD TOUR
Tour the newly renovated Quad area on Thursday, April 20 featuring the Buzbee, Ash, and Plank Leadership Learning Centers, Starbucks aka "Quadbucks", new landscape, and other recent additions to the Quad.

 

MEMORABILIA
Wanted Your Memorabilia: We will have tables set up in the Hospitality Room throughout the weekend for you to display memorabilia from your days in Aggieland. Please remember to bring photo albums, scrap-books, etc., so that we may display them in the secured room for all of your Classmates to see and reminisce over!

 

MUSTER COMMITTEE CALL FOR CLASS PHOTOS
The 2016-17 Aggie Muster Committee has been diligently working on ways to honor your Class and your time here in Aggieland. If you would like to share any photographs that were taken during your years at Texas A&M (1963-1967) and possibly have them included in the Muster Program or the 50th Anniversary Reunion Display, please send them (along with a description of that is taking place in the picture and who is in it) to hshakesby@tamu.edu.

Please have your photos submitted by April 1, 2017.
If an electronic version is not available, you may send copies (what is sent cannot be returned) to:
ATTN: Aggie Muster Committee - Helena Shakesby ’19, P.O. Box 2894 College Station, TX 77841-2894

 

AGGIE MUSTER: REFLECTIONS
In order to more fully recognize and honor the lives of our Student Campus Muster Roll Call honorees, personal items will be displayed as a living memorial in the Muster Reflections Display. Family members of campus honorees submit photographs, letters, stories, Aggie Rings, or other personal items that reflect on their loved one’s life and what mattered most to them. It is our hope that we, as Aggies, can create an opportunity for these families to display their favorite things about their honoree and celebrate them by using these items to exhibit who their loved one was, what they did, and how they touched the lives of those around them.

These items will be displayed in the Memorial Student Center Flag Room from Tuesday, April 18 to Thursday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family members may coordinate a time to bring items to the Reflections Display Chairs or send them by mailing to the following address:

Attn: Michael Shaffer ’18 and Victoria Alexander ’19
Reflections Display – Aggie Muster
P.O. Box 2894, College Station, TX 77841
For more information, please contact Michael Shaffer ’18 and Victoria Alexander ’19 at Muster.Reflections@gmail.com

 

CORPS SILENT FORMATION
On April 21 you will have the special opportunity to participate in the Corps of Cadets Muster Formation and Flag Raising Ceremony in Academic Plaza. It is well worth rising early to watch the entire Corps march into and out of Academic Plaza while they conduct a silent flag raising formation. Please make sure and sign up for this event on the registration form. There will be bus transportation from the Hilton to Academic Plaza and back, so there is no need to worry about parking and walking across campus. Sign up to attend and don’t miss out on this special opportunity.

 

AGGIE RING
The Aggie Ring team will be available during the Class of ‘67 50th Anniversary Reunion to assist you with your Aggie Ring. Get your Ring polished for an added shine or stop by if it needs to be resized, remade or even add a diamond. They can also help you order a replacement Aggie Ring or Sweetheart Ring, a miniature replica of your Aggie Ring available to the wives of qualified former students, Class of ‘72 and before. A specific date and time for Aggie Ring Assistance will be published closer to the Reunion.

 


CLASS AGENT ELECTIONS

Class Agents serve as a liaison between their Class and The Association. This is the perfect opportunity to get involved as a former student, stay connected to the university and help lead your Class in supporting A&M. Elections are held in conjunction with your Reunions, so now is your chance!  Your current Class Agents, would like to serve another term for another five years, if elected. Team consist of two to five members of your Class and serve a five-year term. As a Class Agent you will serve on The Association of Former Students’ Leadership Council, which meets twice a year. The Association of Former Students provides orientation and resources to aid you in this role. Class Agents are responsible for keeping the Class informed through Newsletters, web sites and emails, planning Class events and providing annual fund information to former students. Class Agent elections will be held at your Reunion. Your current Class Agents, Mickey Batsell and Terrell Mullins are willing to run again if the Class supports their nomination. If you wish to serve as a Class Agent for your Class, you must contact the Class Programs staff at The Association of Former Students at Class@AggieNetwork.com or 979-845-7514 before the Reunion to get your team on the ballot. All team nominations must be received by the Reunion Registration Deadline. 


CENTURY CLUB DONATION

Your participation in the annual fund has a significant impact on the education experience of our students and provides the resources needed to support programs and activities for students and former students.  We appreciate that you choose to participate and support Aggies and Texas A&M.  Make a difference by donating now.

Levels of annual giving include:
Active - $1-$99
Bronze - $100-$249
Silver - $250-$499
Gold - $500-$999 
Diamond - $1000-$1999
Double Diamond - $2000-$4999
Platinum - $5000-$9999
Double Platinum - $10,000 plus


CANCELLATION POLICY

The Association of Former Students has a fairly flexible cancellation policy. If you cannot attend your Reunion, or an event for which you have registered, please contact the Former Student Programs office (800-633-7514) no later than 12 p.m. on ​April 10. Your payment will be refunded with the exception of a small handling fee. Registration changes after the ​April 10 deadline cannot be refunded as food orders will have been guaranteed.


Hilton Ballrooms 1-7
Address

505 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX 77840

Phone Number

(979) 845-7514

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