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Texas A&M at Qatar celebrates University community and school spirit

Published Sep 25, 2011

Texas A&M University at Qatar celebrated “Gig ‘Em Week," its annual University spirit and community building event, on 17 – 22 Sept. The weeklong event introduced students to the Texas A&M core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service. The activities also encouraged student involvement in the University community and interaction between the University’s faculty, staff and students.

Kathryn Greenwade, vice president of the University’s Association of Former Students, said, "The excellent education provided by Texas A&M is enhanced by the many traditions and core values celebrated by our University. Gig'em Week allows students at Texas A&M at Qatar to learn more about how they can play an active role in preserving and passing on these traditions to those that follow.

"An excellent education can be obtained from many universities, but the Aggie spirit can only be experienced at Texas A&M,” Greenwade added. "Gig'em week introduces students at Texas A&M at Qatar to all that makes Texas A&M unique and enriching."

As part of Gig ‘Em Week, the University also celebrated Maroon Day, its version of the American event College Colors Day. Students, faculty and staff wore the University’s color, maroon, to mark the day.

"Maroon Day is a chance for students, staff and faculty to celebrate their loyalty to Texas A&M by proudly wearing Aggie maroon," said Rachel White, program coordinator for student engagement at the University. “With all of our community members wearing maroon, we can visually show the far-reaching influence of the Aggie spirit."