Born and raised in this part of Texas, I have naturally been a Texas A&M Aggie fan all my life. Since the A&M mascott is not an animal of some sort, some people are a little confused on what it is. Aggie is a nickname used to describe the student body at Texas A&M. I hope to clarify in this post exactly what an aggie is.
The name “aggie” stems from the rich history of Texas A&M University. The University started in 1871 with the establishment of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. In the 1920′s, the yearbook changed its name to Aggieland and thats where the new nickname for the student body was derived from. Prior to that, the student body’s nickname was “the farmers”, it’s a good thing someone thought of something else. In 1963 the Texas Legislature officially renamed the school to Texas A&M University, and the terms aggieland and aggies are still used today.
Texas A&M is respected across the country for its top academic and athletic programming. A&M is one of only 3 Tier 1 universities in Texas and is well know for its great College of Engineering, Business School, and has the only veterinary medicine school in the state of Texas. The Texas A&M Aggies will play their very first season next year in the SEC conference, as they will be leaving the Big 12 Conference behind them.
The main campus of Texas A&M is located in College Station, which is a commutable distance from The Woodlands Texas. The University Center located here in The Woodlands offers courses for Texas A&M, so residents have the opportunity to take A&M courses without making the commute. If you have any questions about The Woodlands Houston real estate, call Jarrod Frenzel @ 281-658-7389.