Andy Duffie, (Texas A&M class 1979) from the Aggie Century Tree Project is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the Oct. 19 meeting of the Tyler Aggie Moms Club at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19 at Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 New Copeland Road, officials announced.
Duffie is the oldest of three second-generation Aggies. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA 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 currently serves as an officer of the Brazos County A&M Club in College Station, has attended 60 consecutive Aggie Musters, and serves as an Aggie Ring Day volunteer.
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.
Century Tree seedlings are grown from acorns harvested from the iconic Century Tree in the Academic Place, located in the heart of the A&M campus in College Station.
These live oak seedlings are available for purchase year-round and are now available in three sizes ranging from 24 to 72 inches in height.
Proceeds from this year’s Aggie Century Tree Project will fund a $25,000 Endowed Sul Ross Scholarship at the Texas A&M Foundation which benefits the Corps of Cadets.
For more information, 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 Oct. 19 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. All Tyler area Aggies are invited to attend.