Texas A&M Named ‘College Of The Year 2016’ By Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

By Lesley Henton, Texas A&M Division of Marketing & Communications

Texas A&M University’s dedication to public service has been recognized by Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, which named the university its “Celebration of Life College of the Year” for 2016.

Out of 35 Texas colleges, Texas A&M had the highest participation rate with 88 blood drives, resulting in 2,221 donations equaling 6,663 lives saved, says Lindsey Carey Price, donor recruitment coordinator for the Gulf Coast blood center’s local affiliate, Blood Center of Brazos Valley.

“The 12th Man united to become lifesaving heroes to many,” says Price. “On behalf of those lives you have saved, and will continue to save in the upcoming school year, thank you for your commitment to saving lives.”

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center supplies units of blood to over 170 hospitals in 26 counties across Southeast Texas.

Price notes the following organizations and individuals helped Texas A&M to receive this honor:

Aggie Sisters in Healthcare
Aggie Women of Business
Alpha Phi Omega
American Childhood Cancer Organization
AMSA
Corps of Cadets
Emergency Care Team
Freshman Aggies Spreading Tradition
Future Aggie Physician Assistants
HOSA
Hullabaloo Honors Dorms
National Residence Hall Honorary & AAU Complex
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Pakistani Student Association
Starlight Aggies
Sully’s Selfless Servant
Women Helping Out Other People
Zeta Phi Beta

Michelle Briggs
Doug Burns
Boo Davis
Tawyna Elliott
Christine Foster
Lauren Meyer
James Nash, Jr.
Cynthia A. Olvera
Stephen Senkel
Arthur Wolf
LeTisha Zepaeda

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Media contact: Lesley Henton, 979-845-5591, lshenton@tamu.edu


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