2013 will be a big year for Texas A&M University. On the heels of entering the SEC and ranking as the "best value" university in Texas, the university is also set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of two major milestones -- the first-time enrollment of women in 1963 and the 58th Texas Legislature's decision to change the university's name from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to Texas A&M. The name change also clarified that “A” and “M” would no longer stand for agricultural and mechanical.
Both of these milestones are well-documented in Thomas Hatfield’s book Rudder: From Leader to Legend. For more on these historical moments as well as other nuggets on A&M history, visit TAMU Press. To read more on our successful inaugural season in the SEC, check out our Athletic Department. Check out the article by TAMUTimes on A&M's homepage to learn more on our number one ranking.