“If there is an A&M man in one hundred miles of you, you are expected to get together, eat a little, and live over the days you spent at the A&M College of Texas.”
The Wharton County A&M Club hosts Aggie Muster each year on April 21. It rotates between El Campo, Wharton, and East Bernard.
For more information on the Muster tradition, check out the Association of Former Students’ Muster site.
Wharton County Aggie Muster 2022
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Featured Guest Speaker: Dr. Gary Briers ’71
Known among students at A&M as “The Connections Guy”, you may very well remember Dr. Briers from your time on campus.
He graduated from Texas A&M with the class of ’71, and has been on the faculty in College Station for 42 years. He has a master’s degree from Texas Maritime Academy (now Texas A&M University – Galveston), and a Ph.D. in agricultural education from Iowa State University. He also runs a successful beef cow-calf operation in Grimes County.
Briers is Professor of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University. He also holds the title of Senior Scientist, Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M AgriLife.
Briers has been named fellow and senior fellow in the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE), and senior fellow in the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE). He served as president of AAAE and chair of the national research conference of the association.
He has served as principal investigator on state- and nationally-funded grants and contracts totaling more than $4 million in his career.
His expertise in international agricultural education and development has allowed him to work in 17 countries on 5 continents. His research has been published in more than a dozen refereed professional journals.
As an educator of agricultural science secondary teachers, Briers has mentored more than 800 graduates who have become teachers in school-based agricultural education programs.
He was the founder and inaugural organizer/chair of the Western Region Research Conference of AAAE in 1983. He was selected to present the inaugural Seaman A. Knapp Seminar based on work he did with the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2008. He has presented the distinguished lecture at the both the western region conference and the national conference of AAAE.
He serves on the graduate faculty of both TAMU and Texas Tech University. Continuing a legacy of excellence, numerous graduate mentees serve in faculty and administrative roles in colleges of agriculture and colleges of education across the nation.
Briers began his 50th year as a professional educator this academic year.
- KJT Riverside Hall
14643 Buls Rd.
East Bernard TX, 77435
- KJT Riverside Hall
- Doors Open at 5:30p
- Dinner at 6:30p
- Adults: $25 in advance / $30 at the door
- Children 12 & Under: $10
- Reserved Tables for up to 8: $300 minimum donation
For questions and additional information, please contact:
Robin Waters Hensley ’03
Wharton Co. A&M Club Director of Muster
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