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News from Nagle
March 2023 eNewsletter


Happy March, graduate and professional community! I'm Dr. Morgan Schweller, the Graduate and Professional School’s Professional Development (PD) Coordinator. It’s my job to create programming to give graduate and professional students opportunities to develop skills outside of the classroom, library or lab that will help them successfully complete their degree programs and prepare them for professional careers. We hope that students will take advantage of these opportunities as well as participate in the G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate program, which will help them highlight their PD efforts on their CV/resume. 

This month, we have several enriching professional development opportunities to strengthen the connections in our graduate and professional community and prepare our students for their next steps in their career. These include:

  1. NEW G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Symposium: The G.R.A.D. Aggies program will be hosting its first Professional Development Symposium on Friday, March 10th, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the MSC. Earn a G.R.A.D. Aggies PD Certificate by attending 6 of the 12 sessions being offered. To learn more, click here
  2. Graduate and Professional Student Career Panels: The Career Center will offer 4 virtual career panels during March. Come hear professionals from a variety of disciplines share their career paths, current positions, opportunities, and advice. Please register in advance to receive their biographies and submit your questions for the panel!

                  March 2nd - Data Science, Machine Learning & AI
                  March 9th - Biotechnology
                  March 23rd - Advocacy, Mediation, & Policy
                  March 30th - Environmental and Sustainability

  1. Graduate Community of Scholars: Dinner & Dialogue: Join the graduate and professional community of students, staff and faculty for an amazing discussion and networking opportunity focused on this year’s theme — Outspoken: Leading with Our Aggie Voices. Visit for more information or to register to attend. 
  2. Teaching As Research Fellows Info Session: On March 9th, join us to learn more about how to conduct research projects on teaching and learning in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Graduate student fellows can receive up to a $1,000 stipend during the program. Click here to learn more. 
  3. Student Research Week: The March 8 deadline to register for Student Research Week is fast approaching. Please consider competing, judging or volunteering for the largest student-run research symposium in the nation. Visit for more information. 
At its core professional development is about unlocking OPPORTUNITY. Graduate school is an opportunity for you to grow, intellectually and professionally, through classes, through research, and through professional development to help you achieve your goals. We hope to see you take advantage of some of these opportunities this month and beyond. 

Dr. Morgan Schweller
Professional Development Coordinator | Graduate and Professional School

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Graduate & Professional
Community Spotlight

The Grad School partnered with the Association of Former Students and the Graduate and Professional Student Government to host the annualGraduate and Professional Student Wine Tastingat the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center on Thursday, February 9. Karen Bonnarigo from Bryan’s Messina Hof winery treated attendees to a professional development-focused presentation on wine varietals, how to order wine and a history of Texas wines before pairings of Messina Hof wines and h’ordeuvres were served. Visit our Flickr pageto see photos from the event.

While some of our graduate and professional students were learning about wine, others joined Prairie View A&M grad students for tips to manage stress from Dr. Esther Wright (Texas A&M Counseling and Psychological Services) and Dr. Bernadine Duncan (Prairie View A&M Counseling Services and Women’s Center) at the latest installment of the 
Prairie View A&M University - Texas A&M University Professional Development Series.  

We hosted our 
Spring Fellows’ Social on Monday, February 20. Spring fellows socials are held annually to welcome new fellows and give all fellows the opportunity to connect, network and build community with each other and with faculty and Grad School staff. Thanks to all who attended!

Have students or an event/program you think should be spotlighted? Email

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Professional Development

G.R.A.D. Aggies: Earn credit towards the G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate Program and RAP Travel Award eligibility. For a complete list of upcoming G.R.A.D. Aggies professional development events click here:

G.R.A.D. Aggies Events →

Grad School Research & Presentation (RAP) Travel Award: Need additional funding support for travel for conferences or research? Check out the RAP Travel Award. The next deadline for applications is May 1st. 


Graduate Mentoring Academy: The Graduate Mentoring Academy provides graduate research mentoring development opportunities for faculty and graduate and professional students to improve their mentor and mentee skills and to promote a culture of mentoring at Texas A&M. Click below for session schedules and to register.


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Academic Deadlines

Stay up-to-date! Visit the Grad School Calendar, the Grad School's Dates & Deadlines information page, International Student and Scholar Services Important Dates, and the University Academic Calendar for information about the upcoming dates and deadlines listed below and more.

  • Mid-semester grades due

  • Last day to take final examination for spring graduation

  • Spring Break 

  • Last day for Grad School to receive request for final examination, request for exemption from final examination, and/or signed dissertation or thesis approval forms 

  • Last day to apply for Spring 2023 graduation

  • Pre-registration for summer and fall terms opens 

Information for Fellows
Aggie One Stop Important Fellowship Dates
Fellows Insurance Reimbursement Details

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Upcoming Events 

Participate in Grad School and our partner-sponsored events to build our community and enrich your graduate experience. Find these and other events in the Grad School Calendar

G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Symposium - Friday, March 10th 8:00a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Graduate Community of Scholars: Dinner & Dialogue - Tuesday, March 21st 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week - First week of April

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

Graduate Community Fun Night - Thursday, April 6th 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Graduate Community of Scholars Dinner & Dialogue

Upcoming on March 21 is Dinner & Dialogue, one of our Graduate Community of Scholars events created to recognize and celebrate the contributions, impact and value of graduate and professional students at Texas A&M. Dinner & Dialogue brings our graduate community (students, faculty and staff) together for a night of great food and rich conversation centered on this year's theme: Outspoken: Leading with Our Aggie Voices. 

Visit the Grad School’s GCoS webpage to learn more or to register to attend Dinner & Dialogue or other Graduate Community of Scholars events. We look forward to seeing you!

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Wellness Corner

Wellness at Nagle Hall

March is Women's History Month. If you haven't heard (or need reminders), we would like to highlight a few resources for Aggie women students, faculty and staff.

Free menstrual products are available at various locations around campus, including Nagle Hall restrooms.

For our nursing parents, Nagle Hall has a lactation room available for our graduate and professional student community, equipped with a chair, sink, refrigerator, power outlets and extension cords.

See the list of ALL lactation spaces on campus here! 

Pocket Pantry
Pocket pantries offer free food and toiletries at select locations around campus. Nagle Hall is adding one soon!

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Faculty & Staff Section

If you work in a support role for graduate and professional students, stay informed by subscribing to the Graduate Advisors Listserv!


Professional Development Opportunities

Grad Advisor Development Series - Understanding Graduate Committee Faculty
March 21st (Invite forthcoming)


Awards & Fellowship Nomination Deadlines: Please review the following opportunities to nominate your eligible graduate and professional students

Texas A&M Distinguished Dissertation Award
Deadline: 03/06/2023 at 5 p.m. CST

Click here for info
Pathways to the Doctorate

Collaboration Grants- Deadline: 03/15/2023
Fellowship Nominations- Deadline: 03/15/2023

Montgomery Award
Deadline: 03/24/2023 at 5 p.m. CST

Click here for info

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