A Milestone Graduation
MICHAEL K. YOUNG
April 30, 2019
A hearty congratulations to all Aggies graduating in May; we will be awarding more than 10,700 degrees at 15 commencement ceremonies across multiple campuses.
Spring ceremonies will be especially notable as we will reach a major milestone in the 143-year history of our great institution: the granting of our 500,000th degree and recognition of 500,000 former students.
These milestones are reflective of our commitment to bring higher education to all who seek it. And as we moved into the ranks of the world's top research institutions, we have held close the values and traditions that have served us well since opening our doors to students in 1876.
Across oceans, across time and through great change, one thing has remained the same – the Aggie Spirit, an enduring force for good and a bond that unites generations.
Cheers to the Class of 2019, all those who came before, and those yet to wear the Aggie ring.
Thanks and Gig 'em!
Michael K. Young