Young Alumni Quarterly Newsletter


Young Alumni Weekend 
            September 12 & 13, 2014 • College Station, Texas  

Hey, Ags, come experience a weekend in Aggieland like never before! Young Alumni Weekend, planned for Sept. 12-13, is for the Classes of 1999-2014. From a Friday night bar hop on Northgate to an all-inclusive tailgate hosted by The Association of Former Students on Saturday, this is a weekend you won't want to miss. More details, including the weekend schedule, bar hop specials and tailgate admission will be released in May-June.



The Association of Former Students and Aggie Network would like to welcome 13 former students to the 2014-15 Young Alumni Advisory Council. New council members include: Mallory Miner '12, Kyle Jackson '12, Mallory Johnson '10, Joe Patranella '07, Kayla Glover '06, Jeremy Osborne '04, Sarah Brents '07, Lance Cavazos '05, Laura Maskell '06, Joel Wixson '07, Krista Borchard '06, Taylor Smith '10 and John Curtis '10. Learn more about each of these Ags by clicking on their picture.  

  Interested in joining the
2015-16 Young Alumni Advisory Council?

Applications open on May 1, 2014. Visit
for more information.



Interested in volunteering during The Association's LARGEST Aggie Ring Day?

It’s about that time of year: Aggie Ring Day! This April, The Association of Former Students will be celebrating the largest Fightin’ Texas Aggie Ring Day in the history of Texas A&M University. On Friday, April 11 from 12-8 p.m., nearly 4,400 Aggies will receive their Aggie Rings!

We still have a few Ring Volunteer opportunities open for those who might be interested in joining The Association of Former Students for this exciting event. For additional information, and availability for April’s Aggie Ring Delivery, please contact Josh Garcia '13 at or (979) 845-7514. 

If you are interested in volunteering for other upcoming Aggie Ring Days, mark Sept. 19 and Nov. 7 on your calendars now! You can sign up to volunteer for future Aggie Ring Days by visiting  Typically, registration for Aggie Ring Delivery Volunteer sign-ups begin about 6 weeks prior to the event date.  Don’t forget to bookmark the Aggie Ring Day Volunteer site,  because this is where you will be able to find out additional volunteer information as Ring Day approaches. All volunteer information will be updated prior to each Aggie Ring delivery.

We look forward to sharing the excitement of this April’s Aggie Ring Day with the Aggie Network worldwide. If you’re on Twitter, don’t forget to take a look at #AggieRing on April 11. There will be lots of good bull to share @AggieNetwork throughout the day!'s New Look!

An updated will be released in the coming months. The new responsive design will tailor content to tablets, smart phones and desktop browsers. It will feature an improved “Find An Aggie” tool, new navigation, and more social media integration.



Jaime Ortegon '06
Houston, Texas
2014 Committee Chair-Elect, 
Engagement and Student Transition Committee

Jaime J. Ortegon, Class of 2006, is a process engineer for Chevron Phillips, supporting several alpha olefins production units at its Cedar Bayou site in Baytown, Texas.  Prior to this role, he served as the site’s relief systems coordinator and primary subject matter expert.  Jaime began his career as a consultant for ioMosaic Corporation, an engineering firm specializing in process safety and risk management.

In 2011, Jaime was selected as a presenter for the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association’s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. He authored a white paper and spoke on social media and its growing influence on public relations in the energy industry.

His professional goals include obtaining an MBA at a top 20 program and continuing to grow his engineering skill set in the energy industry.

Jaime resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Jennifer Beth Neeley Ortegon, Class of 2006, and their dog, Pepper. His hobbies include barbecuing and running, and he was a finisher of the 2012 San Antonio Marathon and multi-year participant of the Texas Independence Relay. Jaime earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University with a minor in business administration.



Charles A. "Chuck" Ellison '76
receives a warm embrace from his granddaughters after being surprised as the first of our 2014 Distinguished Alumni at a Leadership Council reception Feb. 21.

2014 marks the 125th anniversary of the Aggie Ring, one of the oldest traditions of Texas A&M University and the most visible symbol of the worldwide Aggie Network.

DC Aggies
take to the slopes in Massanutten, VA this past winter.

Metro Atlanta A&M Club
hosted midnight yell for all Aggies in town for the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31, 2013.

Aggie Muster
will be held on April 21 in more than 325 world-wide locations. To find all registered Aggie Musters and find one near you, visit

Tom C. "Ike" Morris '33
salutes Clark Palomo, prospective Aggie Class of 2031. Clark is a member of the Lane family, who own and operate Bus 12. Ike is considered the oldest living TAMU former student.


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