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Graduate Community of Scholars 2023

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Dinner & Dialogue, 2022. Photo courtesy of Richard Badillo
The Graduate and Professional School (Grad School) and the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) annually host Graduate Community of Scholars programming to bring our community together in recognition and celebration of the invaluable contributions, impact and value of graduate and professional students at Texas A&M. Graduate Community of Scholars (GCoS) events take place each spring during or around Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (typically the first week of April).

Spring 2023 Theme

Each year, GCoS centers on a theme that we feel is important to -- and resonates with -- the graduate and professional community. Our theme this year, Outspoken: Leading with Our Aggie Voices, focuses on the Aggie core value of leadership.

Dinner & Dialogue in the MSC Bethancourt Ballroom, 2022. Photo courtesy of Richard Badillo
Aggie graduate and professional students serve as leaders on our campus and are well on their way to becoming future leaders in academia, industry, public service and more. One way to practice leadership is to use your voice and platform to inspire, uplift and connect others. In turn, you empower them to express their own voices with the assurance that they will be heard, recognized, and valued; and though our voices may differ, the more we share, the more we feel part of a larger, welcoming community of scholars.

For this year's Graduate Community of Scholars events, we want to encourage this kind of leadership and honor Aggie graduate and professional students who exemplify it.  



We're excited to announce and host a slate of events during and around National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (April 3-7).


Dinner and Dialogue

Tuesday, March 21, from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m., in the Memorial Student Center's Bethancourt Ballroom (MSC 2300).

Dinner & Dialogue brings our graduate community together for a night of great food and rich conversation centered on this year's theme: Outspoken: Leading with Our Aggie Voices.

This formal event will feature a three course meal, a keynote speaker and student panel of "Unsung Heroes" who stand out in our community for using their voices and platforms in leadership roles. Each table will have at least one faculty or staff "table host," who will lead conversation with students.  

2023 Unsung Hero Awardees 

Dr. Felipe Hinojosa (Keynote Speaker and Moderator), and student panelists Haley Burke, Sarea Recalde Phillips, and Mariana Rodriguez (pictured l to r). Photo courtesy of Richard Badillo

Breakfast Tacos

Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m., at Nagle Hall

Get your day started right! Stop by the Graduate and Professional School home in Nagle Hall for free breakfast tacos. 

Register for Breakfast Tacos!

Blood Drive -- Sponsored by GPSG

Wednesday, April 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rudder Plaza

Register to Give!

Graduate Community Fun Night 

Thursday, April 13, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m., Academic Plaza in front of Nagle Hall [Rescheduled from Thursday, April 6]

Join our graduate community of students, faculty, and staff for food & drink (cheese or pepperoni pizza rolls, snacks and other treats), games and fellowship. Family and friends are welcome! Paid parking is available in the University Center Garage and the Gene Stallings Boulevard Garage. Holders of any Texas A&M parking permit may park after 5:00 p.m. in unrestricted/unnumbered spaces in most lots except lots 30, 40, 72, 99 and 122. See the campus parking map

Register for Fun Night!

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