College Station, Texas (KWKT) — The Texas A&M Association of Former Students just celebrated its 135th years anniversary.
In 1879 when the organization first started, The Association of Former Students was once known as the Association of Ex-Cadets. The Association of Former Students was officially formed in formed 1919.
Every year the organization raises millions of dollars for the university to support academic programs, scholarships, and programs for former students.
“We’ll provide a 10.6 million dollar impact to Texas A&M in 2014. Many alumni associations are supported by their university. We're proud that we are able to return our gifts back to the university and help support the university,” said Kathryn Greenwade, Vice Association of Former Students VP of Communications
The Association raised $8.9 million in 2013, and it has over 380,000 members. Even though a lot has changed over 135 years, the goal of connecting the Aggie network to one another and back to Texas A&M remains the same.