By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications
Calling the new facility a “game-changer,” Texas A&M University officials dedicated the Galveston campus’ new Aggie Special Events Center (ASEC) Friday and said it is a landmark event for the school.
The new facility completes Phase 2 of a $99 million investment in the school’s Academic Complex plan.
“Congratulations to Texas A&M University at Galveston,” said John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System.
“Before you started being pretty, you were always the highest paid graduates of any institution in the state of Texas. Congratulations on that as well. And now you’ve got something gorgeous to get your education in.”
The new facility will greatly enhance student life at the Galveston campus, said Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young.
“A special learning environment is what this building is all about – fostering greater opportunities for learning with seminars, classrooms, study spaces, entertainment, food and opportunities for sharing, learning and collaboration,” Young said.
“The ASEC is an important part of the fulfillment of a promise to our students, faculty, staff and future students. It is an investment in state-of-the-art infrastructure that will help to fulfill our mission of preparing students for roles in leadership, expertise and selfless service when they graduate.”