5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of May 15

Left: Campbell in Ubon, Thailand in October 1968. Right: Claretta Campbell turns her husband’s Aggie Ring at Ring Dance 1952.

1. Vietnam Pilot Campbell ’52 Identified, Will Be Buried At Arlington May 18

The remains of an Aggie Air Force pilot have been recovered and positively identified, 48 years after he was shot down during the Vietnam War. Col. William “Bill” Campbell ’52 will be interred in May at Arlington National Cemetery with his wife.

2. Texas A&M Honors Two Profs With Teaching Excellence Award 

Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova, instructional associate professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science, and Dr. Reuben A. Buford May, professor of sociology and Glasscock University Professor in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence in the College of Liberal Arts, have been named recipients of the 2017 Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence Award.

3. Texas Congressman Flores Shares Leadership Lessons In Bush School Seminar 

Texas Rep. Bill Flores traded his seat in the US House of Representatives for a seat at the head of an Aggie classroom recently as he led a seminar of homeland security graduate students at the Bush School.  What he had to tell them focused primarily on lessons about leadership and management.

4. Staff Photo Day 2017 Set For This Weekend

President and Mrs. Young invite all university staff to spend the day on campus to have professional photographs taken in some of the most iconic areas of the university. Bring your pet, significant other, friends or extended family to take part in the celebration.

5. Fossum ’86 Wins ‘Kicking And Screaming,’ Takes Home $250k

Terry Fossum ’86, a former Air Force officer and current vice president of programs for the Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts of America, helped guide his team to victory on the Fox series Kicking and Screaming, where teams of two must survive living in the jungles of Fiji.


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