Tyler Aggie Moms to welcome Century Tree Project speaker


The Tyler Aggie Moms will welcome Andy Duffie ’78 from the Aggie Century Tree Project at the Oct. 19 meeting.  The meeting will be held at Pollard UMC located at 3030 New Copeland Road in Tyler and begins at 6:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

Duffie is originally from Vernon and now lives in College Station. He 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 served for over 30 years as an officer of the Northwest Texas A&M Club, 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.

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 tyleraggiemoms@gmail.com or, 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, 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.


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