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Voelkel '96 to speak at 2023 campus Muster

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 March 8, 2023 9:07 AM updated: March 8, 2023 4:24 PM

The students of the Aggie Muster Committee have announced that Texas A&M Foundation president Tyson Voelkel ’96 will be the keynote speaker at this year's campus Muster.

As Foundation president and CEO, Voelkel leads the management of Texas A&M's $3 billion endowment and fundraising of major endowed gifts to A&M. He is a decorated combat veteran, a former West Point instructor and a fifth-generation Aggie. Read more:

Over 300 Aggie Musters will be held around the world, including in London, Taipei, Venice, Hyderabad and Okinawa. Many are informal events, but a large number will have speakers.

Muster speakers for 2023 include Texas A&M athletics director Ross Bjork at the Dallas A&M Club Muster, former A&M president Dr. R. Bowen Loftin ’71 at the Nacogdoches A&M Club Muster and Col. Michael Fossum ’80, Aggie astronaut and COO of Texas A&M at Galveston, at the Aggie Muster in Panama City, Panama.

Each year, The Association of Former Students provides $16,000 to the student-run campus Muster as well as organizational support to all Musters; find the one nearest you on the map at

The Speakers Bureau maintained by The Association helps groups find speakers for Musters and other Aggie events. Learn more at

Watch campus Muster online

The campus Muster will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. on April 21 via The Association of Former Students' Muster Live website:

Where will names be called?

At daybreak on April 21, The Association will read the Worldwide Muster Roll of over 1,500 names and answer "Here" for each. This reading will be livestreamed on our Muster Live website:

Help us ensure the Worldwide Roll is up to date, as only 909 names are listed so far:

View the 54 names currently listed to be called at the campus Muster in Reed Arena: Like all Aggie Musters, the campus Muster calls its own roll, primarily of Aggies within the local community.

You can ask for a name to be added to the local Muster you are attending, and you may be asked if you wish to hold a candle for them. Learn more at

Many reasons to attend a Muster

Aggies attend Muster to answer "Here" for comrades lost within the past year, but also simply to renew our bonds with fellow Aggies. Local Musters can be casual events and family-friendly gatherings; they may be held in a restaurant, a backyard, a hotel ballroom. They will almost surely be the largest annual gathering of Aggies in your area. 

Answer the call sent out 100 years ago in 1923! If you haven't been to a Muster in some time, make this the year you volunteer, host or attend an Aggie Muster:


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