Porter Garner III '79 March 19, 2020 12:01 PM updated: March 23, 2020 5:39 PM
Howdy! I pray that you all remain healthy as we navigate the temporary new normal in our world today.
I have been encouraged, but not surprised, to see Aggies reaching out to one another and lending a helping hand. I fully anticipate that when we emerge from this disruption, Texas A&M and Texas Aggies will be among those leading the way. The Aggie Network is resilient, and we will come through this time stronger and more united than ever before.
Thanks to the steadfast support of the Aggie Network, The Association of Former Students is prepared to weather this storm and will continue to serve Texas A&M and Aggies worldwide. We will look carefully at expenses, and will honor our commitments to Texas A&M University. Our operations remain at full capacity, with our staff available to assist you while working remotely.
During this time, the well-being of our team and those we serve are first and foremost as we make decisions. With that in mind, we have modified our operations as listed below:
Event-specific information is provided below:
Like each of you, we are taking this situation day by day and revaluating each day to make decisions in the best interest of our organization. We remain in close contact with the leadership at Texas A&M, who are to be commended for the tough decisions they are making for the well being of Texas A&M students. The university will move to online classes beginning March 23, and you can read more about their operations during this time at www.tamu.edu/coronavirus.
I know we will all learn a great deal from this experience and will have great stories to tell our grandchildren! I encourage you to take care of yourselves and those around you and look for ways to help other Aggies! During this time, we must understand that many of our traditions at Texas A&M will look different, but the spirit of those traditions remains unchanged. Just as it has for 144 years, through times of crisis, from world wars to hurricanes, the Aggie Spirit will prevail!
Porter S. Garner III ’79
President and CEO