The Association of Former Students unveiled the 3-ton Haynes Ring Replica of the Aggie Ring during Ring Day festivities in 2009 at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center.
Made of bronze and weighing 6,500 pounds, the mammoth Aggie Ring anchors the Haynes Ring Plaza, which, with its core value walls, provides a place of reflection and inspiration for Aggies and visitors to Texas A&M University. Bearing the class year 1946 on its crest, the replica and the Haynes Ring Plaza are named in honor of Reta and the late Harold J. Haynes ’46, lead donors to the $17 million enhancement of the Alumni Center designed to tell the story of Texas A&M and Texas Aggies in interesting and engaging ways.
The Ring, as well as the entire enhancement project, was funded entirely by private donations.
When viewed from above, the entire plaza takes on the shape of an Aggie Ring.
Read more about the Ring replica's installation here.
For rental information about this unique and inspirational setting for outdoor receptions, visit here.
Watch how the Haynes Ring Replica was built.
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