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Aggies on the Hill 2020

Representatives of Texas A&M and The Association of Former Students fanned out in small teams across Capitol Hill on February 12th making personal visits to the offices of dozens of members of Congress to promote the importance of higher education and the value of federal funding for Texas A&M. Read more about AOTH here!

Officers and Board Members of the DC Aggies with Porter Garner ’79 (President and CEO of The Association of Former Students), Cathy Mann ’92 (Chair of The Association of Former Students Board of Directors) and Kathryn Greenwade ’88 (Vice President of The Association of Former Students)

NOVA Aggie Recognized on Corps of Cadets website

Daniel Wintill ’20

Daniel Wintill ’20 is a Structural Engineering major with a minor in Engineering Project Management from Springfield, Virginia. He is the son of Greg and Erin Wintill.

Daniel is a member of Squadron 12 where he is Commanding Officer and a former 1st Sergeant. Aside from his cadet duties, he is a student worker for the Corps of Cadets Association. Off the Quad, Daniel is a Breakaway Volunteer, a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) as well as American Society of Civil Engineers, and has previously served as Treasurer for Engineers Without Borders.

Daniel will be graduating in May of 2021 and will commission into the United States Air Force as a Civil Engineer with the hopes to work for a RED-HORSE squadron. After his time in service, Daniel would like to start his own construction company to build custom homes, old home remodels, and general construction contracting work. In August, he will marry his fiancée, Haley Zimmerman!

Daniel has been an incredible cadet to the Corps and we are fully confident in the success of his future! Good luck and Gig ’em, Daniel!

Foreign Agriculture Service opportunities

Have an interest in international affairs, trade, and/or agriculture? Check out this post announcing the timeline for applying to the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service. There’s an informational meeting on Wed, Sept 25th at 11am; get out there and make us other Ags proud!

Texas A&M student develops video game for working cattle

For students studying animal science, interactive gaming can now help introduce concepts of working with cattle, before they’ve even stepped foot in a pen or pasture. 

Nicholas Free, animal science senior at Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences didn’t grow up handling cattle, but he created a simulation that may help others build and expand their cattle-working skills.

Read the full story here

Texas A&M, Scowcroft Institute’s Pandemic & Biosecurity Forum

For those in the Public Health, Biosecurity, and related fields, Texas A&M’s Scowcroft Institute is hosting it’s 3rd annual Pandemic & Biosecurity Forum at the National Press Club here in DC from noon-5pm tomorrow. Hope to see a few fellow DC Aggies there!

Register here

Aggie to Lead Army Veterinary Corps

Congrats to Col. Steven Greiner, Class of ’90, on his recent promotion to chief of the Army Veterinary Corps!

https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/190515h.aspx

Drew Fish @ Hill Country

Didn’t get enough Hill Country BBQ at Muster? Then head back over on Apr 26th to hear Texas native Drew Fish in concert!

https://hillcountry.com/dc/music-calendar/single-event/1815619/drew-fish-washington/

The Continuing Story of Bonfire

For those who remember the on-campus Bonfire, participated in the off-campus one, or just want to catch a glimpse of a little Ol’ Army, check out Dion C. McInnis’ website that’s chock full of great photos of the cutting, stacking, and burning of the off-campus Bonfire.

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National Capital Texas A&M Club - DC Aggies
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Howdy Ags! Sharing a link to support one of our favorite local businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. All proceeds go to the Sauf Haus bar staff.

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National Capital Texas A&M Club - DC Aggies
Former Student Spotlight:
Will McCauley '06
Tyler, Texas
BS Animal Science, MBA, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Company E2
President, National Capital Texas A&M Club - DC Aggies

WHY DID YOU ATTEND COLLEGE? WHY Texas A&M University?
"I knew in high school that I wanted to be a veterinarian and college was something I always saw as the best path forward for me. My mom, dad, friends, cousins, and other family members had all gone to A&M, so I had been introduced to Aggieland from a young age. In reality, there was no other school even close in my mind, as Texas A&M offered everything I wanted from a college experience: the Corps of Cadets, a vibrant & active student body, friends to make from every walk of life...A&M was a perfect fit in every way."

HOW DID COLLEGE PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR CAREER?
"There is no doubt in my mind that the many years I spent at Texas A&M are what got me to where I'm at today. The foundation of scientific knowledge I gained as an Animal Science major in undergrad, the lessons in leadership taught to me in the Corps of Cadets, the management skills I gained at Mays Business School, and the in-depth knowledge from my years at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences all combined to give me a very broad skill set that makes me very productive in my job and attractive to employers."

WAS THE INVESTMENT IN YOUR EDUCATION WORTH IT? WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN?
"Without a doubt it was a worthwhile investment. I spent ten years in school (all at TAMU) and went through plenty of hard times in terms of what I had to put into it mentally, emotionally, and financially; but what I've received back has been worth so much more. Looking back, college was when I really found my strengths and learned to use them to benefit myself and others. I'd do it all again in a heartbeat."