USU Aggies in Texas
USU Aggies in Texas
Alumni taking the lead on local get-togethers
Mention “the Aggies” when speaking to someone in the Lone Star State and most will assume you’re talking about Texas A&M alumni. But the fact is, there is a herd of USU Aggies in this expansive state. Many of them are taking the initiative to organize local Aggie gatherings and we want to let you know that you can too! Our alumni in Texas organized two gatherings this fall, one in Houston and another in Austin.
Serranos Lakeline restaurant
Hari Krishna (Engineering, ’80) is a member of USU’s Old Main Society, which demonstrates his passion for Utah State. Hari and his wife Laxmi contacted the USU Alumni Association to orchestrate an informal luncheon for Aggies in the area. Once they selected a restaurant and a date for the event, the Alumni Association invited regional alumni. Laxmi prepped goodie bags for the attendees using swag that the Alumni Association sent. Ten Aggies came to the Krishna’s event, the very first of its kind in Austin. Hari and newfound alumni friend Richard Atkinson (Political Science, ’63) are already planning their next event this spring in New Braunfels so that they can include alumni from San Antonio and Austin. This next time, they will be enjoying Aggie Ice Cream, courtesy of the USU Alumni Association.
Diamond Lanes Bowling
Jake McNeil (Accounting, ‘16) caught word of a potential Aggie gathering on his local Facebook group, “USU Aggies in Houston.” Jake and two of his college buddies, along with their wives, moved to Houston over the summer when they all landed jobs at Price Waterhouse Coopers. The trio and their spouses decided to check out the bowling activity. They not only scored some Aggie shirts and swag for attending, they met the Cutler family, some longtime, well-connected residents that live in the Woodlands. Jake was able to talk with the older Cutler children about attending USU and Chris and Carrie Cutler offered advice on living in Houston. It was another small gathering in Texas, but fun was had by all and meaningful connections were made.