Members of the WFSN Initial Steering Committee in 2007 – when the WFSN was formed:
- Front Row – L to R: Karen Rue ‘02, Carol Jordan ‘80, Lallah Howard ‘78
- Middle Row – L to R: Sara Beaves ‘80, Susan Fonteno ’80, Glenda Mariott ’79, Sue Redman ’80, Trigg Crawford ’81, Karan Chavis ‘87
- Back Row – L to R: Jill Pollock, Troby Parrish ’78, Kim Moore ‘79
In the summer of 2007, a group of Aggie Women started talking regularly and sharing ideas about ways to give back to Texas A&M and to contribute to its reputation as a world-class university. On December 21, 2007, the idea to form the Women Former Students’ Network as a Constituent Network of The Association of Former Students came to fruition, and the 2008 Interim Board of Directors was formed, with Carol E. Jordan ‘80 and K. Sue Redman ’80 serving as charter Co-Presidents of the Board.
Fueled by the excitement of all Aggie Women, the WFSN grew rapidly in its first year. In addition to recruiting nearly 200 charter members, the WFSN established its first President’s Endowed Scholarship through its 45 Women Campaign, which honored the 45 years of women’s admittance to A&M. The year culminated in an inaugural meeting held November 14, 2008, in The Zone above Kyle Field. Over 200 members and guests attended this historic day. Special guests included Former First Lady Barbara Bush, an honorary member of the WFSN, and many officials of Texas A&M, The Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Foundation. We also honored 12 Women Firsts that year, including some members of the first graduating class of Aggie Women.
The first member-elected Board of Directors was seated in January 2009. An all-volunteer organization, the WFSN continues to rely on the contributions of time and talent of its board, its members and supporters. Together, we’re building a legacy of strong women role models for all students – male and female – who come after us.
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