In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the graduation of most of the Class of ’62 from Texas A&M, we will be gathering in College Station beginning Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22, 2012 to celebrate this occasion. The Class will be the honored guests at the Campus Muster on Saturday evening. This year will also be the first time that the Brazos County A&M Club will hold a separate Muster off campus which will reduce the roll call and allow more seating on the floor for our Class. This will be our last full Class Reunion as an individual Class. When we celebrate our 55th Anniversary Reunion in 2017, we will be inducted into the Sul Ross Group which combines all Classes who have been out of A&M over 55 years and meets annually. We have been working to set up a full schedule of events and speakers from the Campus to give us a complete and up to date view of A&M-- from the Campus, the Student Body and the Leadership.
The Reunion Headquarters will be the Hilton Hotel with the Oakwood Ballroom serving as our exclusive meeting place. It is a very large room with a capacity of 400, so there will be plenty of room for everybody to visit and catch up. A cash bar will be operating most of the time and the room will be open between scheduled events. The room will provide an area for the display of any and all memorabilia from our time in Aggieland. Tables will be set up to show off all the items that you have saved for the last 50 years from our days in Aggieland. Please make sure to mark anything you bring so that it can be returned to you after the Reunion. The room will be locked up when we are not using it so all items can be left in the room throughout the Reunion and you can know they are safe.
Some highlights of some of our scheduled speakers and events are: Thursday - A golf tournament will be held for the early arrivals at 11:00 a.m. Dr. R. Bowen Loftin ’71, President of Texas A&M University, will address us at our opening night buffet. Friday – Starts out with a morning formation of the Corps and the raising of the flag in front of the Academic Building followed by a visit to the newly renovated Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center (the home of The Association of Former Students) with a talk by BG Joe Ramirez ’79, the Commandant of the Corps of Cadets, who will discuss his plans to “grow the Corps.” We hope to also have a Class of ’62 visit to the MSC Flag Room to view our Class Column. Our Class meeting will take place during the afternoon in the Oakwood Ballroom when we will select our new Class Agents who will lead us into the Sul Ross Group. The Class Dinner will include the local CIA agent, Mr. Jim Olson, as our featured speaker. Saturday – we left the morning open for outfit gatherings and breakfast on your own. Mid morning we will take a Class photo followed by a Campus bus tour, the formal reopening and tours of the renovated MSC, the Muster BBQ, and the Muster that evening at Reed Arena. Sunday - A farewell breakfast buffet will be held in the morning with both the Student Body President and the Corps Commander speaking to us prior to our adjourning.
So, make your plans to attend and then call your classmates and encourage them to also attend. The schedule allows for multiple opportunities to enjoy “FACE” time with all of your old buddies.
Gig ’em and see you there.
A block of rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, for the Class of '62 50th Reunion. Make your reservations by calling the College Station Hilton directly before March 28, 2012
. Be sure to reference the Group Code: MUSTR
to receive the rate of $135 per night, plus tax. If you prefer to stay at another hotel in the area, please call the Accommodations Hotline at 979-260-9999
to check on hotel availability in the area. You may also go to the Bryan-College Station Accommodations website
to book a room. Hotels in close proximity to the Hilton are Hyatt Place, Hawthorne Suites, Comfort Suites and Holiday Inn Express. Call today!
*College Station Hilton — Reunion Headquarters Hotel
801 University Drive East — (979) 693-7500
$135/night, plus tax
Group Name: Cl. of 62 Muster Reunion
Deadline: March 28, 2012
Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out time: Noon
* The Hilton rooms sold out quickly last year so be sure make your accommodations soon!
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, which will park at the facility, so that you can enter on the ground level and walk directly to your seats. 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 floor.
Please note that space is limited on the floor of Reed Arena. Classmate / Reunion Registrants will be limited to having one guest sit with them on the floor. All other guests will be placed in a reserved section on the lower level of the Arena.
Reunion Registration & Check In
After securing your room reservation, you can print out and return the Reunion Registration Form by mail to The Association of Former Students, 505 George Bush Dr., College Station, TX 77840, ATTN: Class of '62 Reunion; FAX 979-845-9263; or you can register online.
Class Agent Elections
If you have any questions, please contact the Former Student Programs office at The Association of Former Students at 800-633-7514.
Your nametags, schedule of events and a list of pre-registered Classmates will be waiting for you at the Reunion Check-In Desk, at the College Station Hilton starting at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Walk-up Registration will be accepted based on availability. To assure your admission, register before the April 5 deadline. All registrations received after the deadline will incur a $20 late fee. Late registrants are not guaranteed space at events.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Open House
The Class of '62 is cordially invited to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Open House on Friday, April 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at the AgriLife Center, 556 John Kimbrough Blvd. (across from Reed Arena). A light lunch will be served and College information booths will be available for viewing. For more information and for details on parking, please contact Ashley Harris at (979) 458-4910 or email@example.com.
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 gain some volunteer service. Elections are held in conjunction with your Reunions, so now is your chance!
Teams consist of three to four 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. You will be electing new Class Agents at this Reunion: Your current Class Agents have decided to not run for re-election. The new Class Agents will begin their five-year term at the conclusion of the Reunion.
For more information go to www.AggieNetwork.com/ClassAgent
. Email Class@AggieNetwork.com
or call 800-633-7514 prior to your Reunion to get your name on the ballot!
50th Reunion Shirts - Now Available!
Your Class Agents have partnered with OLD ARMY SPIRIT COMPANY of College Station to produce special commemorative shirts for our 50th Anniversary Reunion. You can place your order NOW
by CLICKING HERE
. If you prefer, you can call Old Army Spirit Company at 979-696-3141 to place your order. The shirts can be mailed or will be available for pick-up at their store.
Welcome Back Class of 1962
On behalf of all the students of Texas A&M University, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back home to the Texas A&M Campus for your 50 Year Class Reunion to be held April 21, 2012. I have been privileged this year to have been selected to serve as your liaison to the Muster Committee as well as being fortunate enough to work with your Class Agents in order to assure that your Reunion is well organized and truly memorable.
The Muster Committee this year is composed of 30 students dedicated to planning every aspect of the on-campus Muster Ceremony. Our members arrange each event for the celebration of the tradition: everything from compiling the Roll Call for the Absent, planning the Muster Camaraderie BBQ in conjunction with the Class of ’62, and selecting a speaker who will deliver the address at the ceremony the night of Muster. This year we are fortunate to have Dr. John Hoyle ’57 as our guest speaker and are eagerly awaiting his genuine presence here at the A&M Campus.
We are excitedly awaiting your return to campus and hope that you will all enjoy your stay here with us in Aggieland for this year’s Muster.
Cody J. Cooper ’11
Class Reunion Liaison
Muster Committee - Call for Class Photos
William Gerald Cummings ’14 of the student Muster Committee is putting together several ways to honor the Class of ’62's time and memories in Aggieland. If you have any photographs that were taken during your years at Texas A&M (1959-1962) that you would like to share and would like to possibly be included in the Muster Program or the 50th Anniversary Reunion Display, please send them (along with a description of what is taking place in the picture and who is in it) to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please have your photos submitted by April 1, 2012.
If an electronic version is not available, you may send copies
(what is sent cannot be returned) to:
The Association of Former Students
ATTN: Class Programs/1962 Photos
505 George Bush Drive
College Station, Texas 77840
In order to more fully recognize the lives of our honored Aggies that will be acknowledged at the Campus Muster Ceremony, personal items will be displayed as a living memorial to these Roll Call honorees. Family members of honorees submit photographs, letters, stories or other personal items which reflect on their friend or loved one’s life. This display will offer a look into who these Aggies were, what they did, and how they touched the lives of those around them. The items will be displayed in Rudder Exhibit Hall on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Memorial Student Center Flag Room on Saturday, April 21 from MSC opening to 3:00 p.m.
You may either coordinate a time to bring items to the Reflections Display Chairs or send them by mail to:
Attn: Kari Galipp '12 and Mary Anna Hill '12
Reflections Display – Aggie Muster
P.O. Box 2894
College Station, TX 77841
For more information, please contact Kari Galipp '12 and Mary Anna Hill '12 at Muster.Reflections@gmail.com
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, scrapbooks, etc., so that we may display them in the secured room for all of your Classmates to see and reminisce over!
Century Club Supports Reunions
Your Class Reunions, Class Newsletters, Class web page and other programs for former and current students are funded by donations to The Association of Former Students’ Century Club. The Century Club also supports resources on campus that help young Aggies be more competitive after graduation. Donors also receive special benefits. Join the Century Club
to help support your Class and make an impact on another Aggies’ life. Levels of annual giving include: Bronze - $100; Silver - $250; Gold - $500; Diamond - $1000; Double Diamond - $2000; Platinum - $5000; Double Platinum - $10,000.
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 call the Former Student Programs office (800-392-2096) at least 72 business hours
prior to the Reunion. Your payment will be refunded with the exception of a small handling fee.