5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of August 7

David Cornavaca far right

1. Texas A&M Joins Elite Group Of Host Campuses For Warrior-Scholar Project

While fall classes on the Texas A&M University campus don’t begin until later in August, 20 prospective students—all U.S. enlisted veterans—took their seats in a classroom on campus Sunday morning to begin an immersive weeklong academic boot camp designed to teach them good study habits and ease their transition to college life.

Ann Marie Reigrut

2. Galveston Grad Turned Coast Guard Officer Named Mrs. Texas U.S. 2017 

Texas A&M University at Galveston graduate Ann Marie Reigrut has an impressive resume, boasting a pair of master’s degrees, the title of reserve officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and licensed U.S. Merchant Marine officer. On Mother’s Day, she traded her blue Coast Guard uniform for a tiara and a sash and added another accomplishment: Mrs. Texas United States 2017.

Student on a BikeDesk

3. Texas A&M University Libraries Introduce New Bike Desks

Texas A&M University students can now exercise while hitting the books at the University Libraries thanks to new FitDesk Bike Desks at Sterling C. Evans Library, West Campus Library and the Medical Sciences Library.

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4. Business Insider Ranks Texas A&M As Most Affordable College In Texas

Business Insider has ranked Texas A&M University as the most affordable university in Texas, the only school in the state making the publication’s 2018 list.

Aggie Graduation

5. Commencement Set For Aug. 11-12

View a full commencement weekend schedule and important deadlines for all Texas A&M University campuses.


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