Once an Aggie, Always an Aggie

The Aggie Women Network is a volunteer organization passionate about giving back – back to our University, back to each other.

Together, we are building a legacy of strong Aggie women for current and former students.

The Aggie Women Network started in 2007 and is a Constituent Network of Former Students. Our organization has flourished over our 13+ year history and we continue to grow each year. We host networking opportunities, mentorship programs, grant scholarships and so much more. By supporting Aggie women, we ensure our impact leaves a powerful legacy.

The mission of the Aggie Women Network shall be to enhance the excellence of Texas A&M University by promoting the active engagement of women in the educational, charitable and cultural life of the institution. The Aggie Women Network provides opportunities for women former students to connect to Texas A&M University, students, faculty, staff and other Aggies through mentoring, leadership opportunities and building a community focused on Aggie Women. The Aggie Women Network seeks to increase philanthropic ties to the University and recognize outstanding Aggie Women and faculty. In the representation of its membership and in all its activities, the Aggie Women Network shall strive to value and promote inclusiveness and diversity.

Connecting. Engaging. Giving back.

A Message from the President

July 2020

Howdy all!

I am excited and proud to be leading the new decade of connecting with the Aggie community, and the Aggie Women Network in particular! 2020 has not been the year any of us expected it to be. Still, we have found many opportunities to connect, engage, and give back to those who love Aggieland. The year 2020 had a very eventful start. We held panel discussions, began planning for our annual Fall networking events, and began preparing for our annual Fall Awards Luncheon. We also started working on our Aggie Experts list and featuring great Aggie Women through our “Spotlight” articles. We were notified that two of our former Legacy recipients are to be awarded, the highest honor an Aggie can receive from the University—the Distinguished Alumnus Award!

As the year progresses, we have adjusted to the “new normal” by moving our panel discussions online and considering what changes need to be made for our annual events. We have been planning for the annual networking events and Awards Luncheon—evaluating ways to execute them safely. As the world continues to change, we will continue to adjust and communicate with you.

As 2020 reaches its midpoint, we celebrate everyone who participated and plans to participate in our networking events, panel discussions, and award ceremonies. We truly appreciate those giving their time, effort, and money for Aggie Scholarships and connecting with the University. We will continue our efforts in 2020 and find new ways to connect with you and fulfill our mission.

I am inspired by the love and dedication that I see everywhere for Aggieland and Aggies. We are the Aggies; the Aggies are we! We will strive to keep you involved and informed, so please stay connected through our website and social media platforms. We love to hear from you!

Gig ‘em,

Mary Hanel McDowell '80
2020 President

Mary Hanel McDowell '80, 2020 President