Susan "Sue" Owen '94 July 12, 2019 2:17 PM updated: October 21, 2019 10:16 AM
UPDATE: Aggies have sent 407 cards in the past two weeks, and Ike's birthday celebration Aug. 1 with his family was filled with warmth and love! They shared some photos with us:
Original item posted July 12, 2019:
Col. Tom "Ike" Morris '33 will turn 109 on Aug. 1, 2019, and we know he likes birthday cards. Let's send him some!
We dropped by to visit with him today. Ike is an amazing friend to Aggies everywhere (read more below), and we know he would love to hear from you.
Send cards to:
Ike Morris ’33
c/o The Association of Former Students
505 George Bush Dr.
College Station, TX 77840
Not only is he the oldest Aggie known to us, he’s a key part of why Aggie Rings are so important to all Aggies today.
Ike was senior Class president at A&M and chaired the 1932 student committee that first set requirements for seniors to earn the Aggie Ring. (That’s right, you can partially blame Ike for having to get to 90 hours!) That committee also was first to standardize the design of the Ring.
Three years ago, he established an Aggie Ring Scholarship that pays for at least one student’s Aggie Ring every year.
The Association operates former student Class programs and the Aggie Ring program. These functions are possible thanks to the generosity of more than 50,000 donors who make annual gifts, most often of $100 per year. You can add your support at any time at tx.ag/give. Learn about Aggie Ring Scholarships here.