The Tyler Aggie Moms will welcome Andy Duffie ’78 from the Aggie Century Tree Project at the Oct. 19 meeting.
The meeting will be held at Pollard United Methodist Church located at 3030 New Copeland Road in Tyler, and begins at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will also be served.
Duffie is originally from Vernon and now lives in College Station. He is the oldest of three second-generation Aggies. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in 1979. He was a member of the Corps of Cadets, a Ross Volunteer, senior class president, the student representative on the Texas A&M Athletic Council and was a campus tour guide. He initially worked for Procter and Gamble in Houston.
The Aggie Century Tree Project began in 2010 as a fundraiser for a $100,000 President’s Endowed Scholarship for Texas A&M University. This scholarship was funded in October 2012 and the first scholarship was awarded in 2014. Each year, an outstanding Texas A&M student receives a $4,000 to $5,000 scholarship, which represents the investment earnings of this permanent endowment.
In 2016, Duffie’s project funded a $25,000 endowed Aggie Ring Scholarship with the Association of Former Students. The first Aggie ring from the scholarship was presented at the recent Sept. 22 Aggie Ring Day on campus.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Mohr, president of the Tyler Aggie Moms, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 903-312-2466. Seedlings purchased through the Aggie Century Tree Project’s website, www.aggiecenturytreeproject.com, can be delivered at the October 19th meeting at no extra charge. When purchasing, please indicate “Tyler Aggie Moms Club” when prompted. A portion of the sale proceeds will be returned to the local Tyler Aggie Moms Club.