The Association of Former Students and Texas A&M University recognized 11 extraordinary former students at the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Gala on October 5. This prestigious black-tie event was held at Reed Arena on the Texas A&M University campus. The following day, the Distinguished Alumni were recognized during halftime of the Texas A&M vs. Kentucky football game on Kyle Field.
The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University and is presented to individuals whose accomplishments, affiliations and careers have distinctly honored the legacy of excellence at Texas A&M.
Nearly 1,000 guests attended the Distinguished Alumni Gala, including previous recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus Award along with their family and friends, members of The Association of Former Students’ Board of Directors, members of the Board of Regents, campus administrators, college deans, faculty and staff, and current student leaders. The program included a cocktail reception followed by a formal dinner, where each recipient received a Distinguished Alumnus medallion and was honored through a special video tribute. Guest speakers included Porter S. Garner III ’79, President and CEO of The Association of Former Students; Jimmy Williams ’83, Ph.D., 2018 Chair of the Board of The Association of Former Students; Michael K. Young, President of Texas A&M University; and Amy Sharp ’19, Texas A&M Student Body President.
Photos from the evening will be available on October 19 by 5:00 p.m.
Make plans to join us for our 2019 Distinguished Alumni Gala which will be held Friday, October 25 in Reed Arena. Table and ticket information will be available in late spring.