2019 COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS

In celebration of National Graduate and Professional Student Week, the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) and the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) invite you to attend the 2019 Community of Scholars (CoS) events. CoS events will begin on Tuesday, April 9th and continue through Thursday, April 11th. Please see the descriptions for each day's event below.


 


April 9th
Tuesday,

5:30 p.m.–8:30p.m.
MSC Bethancourt
Ballrooms


Registration Opens
February 18, 2019!

Honoring Selfless Service: Dinner & Dialogue

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS), along with the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), invites you to join the Texas A&M graduate and professional community of students, faculty, and staff for an evening of dinner and dialogue.  This year, the program will highlight graduate and professional students as unsung heroes.  We will honor selfless Aggies who answer the call to serve their community, outside the classroom. Please come and enjoy dinner and dynamic conversations with moderator Dr. Corliss Outley, the 2019 Unsung Heroes, and the distinguished graduate faculty and staff. We invite you to share your experiences, learn from others, and help strengthen the graduate and professional community of scholars!

The Dinner & Dialogue event will be held at the MSC Bethancourt Ballrooms on Tuesday April 9, 2019. The evening begins with a social reception at 5:30 p.m. Doors open for the dinner and dialogue event promptly at 6:00 p.m, with the evening concluding at 8:30 p.m. Doors will close promptly at 6:15 p.m. and admittance will not be permitted once doors are closed.​

Call for Nominations

Are you an unsung hero? Do you know an unsung hero? We’d love to hear from you!

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) and Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) seek current Texas A&M University graduate or professional students with exceptional stories of selfless service in our local community and beyond. Outside the classroom, countless Aggies answer the call to serve their community. While balancing personal and professional commitments, our Aggies continue to exhibit unselfish leadership and dynamic volunteerism during their academic tenure. If the above description calls to mind an unsung hero, OGAPS would like to share their stories at the 2019 Community of Scholars Dinner and Dialogue:  Honoring Selfless Service.

Click here to find more information and/or submit your nomination!

February 17th marks the deadline to submit nominations.

Please direct questions or comments to the Community of Scholars Nomination Committee in the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 979.845.3631 or cos-nominations@tamu.edu.

This event is open to current graduate and professional students, faculty and staff and includes a three-course dinner. Please feel free to bring one adult guest at no cost. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children at this event. Please be sure to indicate if you will bring a guest and select your meal option(s) during the RSVP process. Suggested dress is business attire.
 
Attending this event can earn 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) towards the G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate.

Community of Scholars affords registrants the opportunity to dine with fellow graduate students at tables hosted by a distinguished table mentor. We encourage participants to capitalize on this occasion by seeking out unfamiliar faces and forging new relationships. OGAPS will populate tables on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Should you desire to sit with specific friends or a particular table host, please arrive early for check-in with your party.

Paid visitor parking will be available in the University Center Garage (Koldus Building) and Cain Parking Garage. For more information visit TAMU Transportation Services https://transport.tamu.edu/.

Wednesday,
April 10th

5:30p.m.–8:30p.m. 
Student Recreation Center
 
Registration Opens
February 18, 2019!

GRAD-itude, Games, & Grub

In collaboration with RecSports, OGAPS invites you to the Student Recreation Center for heart pumping activities, games, tasty treats and lots of fun. Come dressed in comfortable active attire, as we promote graduate and professional student wellness and fun!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Student Recreation Center from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please be sure to bring your student I.D. for admittance. To review RecSports' Clothing and Footwear policy, please click here.

Guests that possess a valid TAMU Parking Permit are allowed to park in the maroon lots noted on the following map found here (Night and Weekend Parking guideline). Paid visitor parking is also available in the West Campus Parking Garage near the event location for guests that do not possess a valid TAMU Parking Permit. For more information or transportation options, visit TAMU Transportation Services at https://transport.tamu.edu/.

Thursday, 
April 11th

5:30p.m.–7:30p.m. 
Jack K. Williams Administration Back Lawn
 
Registration Opens
February 18, 2019!

 

Carnival Night

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies and The Graduate and Professional Student Council invite you to ignite the inner kid in you! We encourage you to bring your family and friends for an exciting night of carnival-style food and games.

The event occurs Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the lawn behind the Jack K. Williams Administration Building.

This event is open to current graduate and professional students, faculty and staff. Please feel free to bring your family and friends. Suggested dress is casual.

Carnival-style food and snacks, including hotdogs, popcorn, and snow-cones, will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Guests that possess a valid TAMU Parking Permit are allowed to park in the maroon lots noted on the following map found here (Night and Weekend Parking guideline). The lots located closest to the event location that fall under the Night and Weekend Parking guidelines include Lot 54 and 55, on either side of the Jack K. Williams Administration Building. 

Paid visitor parking is available in the Central Campus Garage near the event location for guests that do not possess a valid TAMU Parking Permit.
For more information or transportation options, visit TAMU Transportation Services at https://transport.tamu.edu/.

In the event of inclement weather, OGAPS will notify registered guests by email sent to your official TAMU email account and place a notification on the home page of our website at ogaps.tamu.edu, should the event be canceled. 

For questions, contact the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies at 979-845-3631 or ogaps@tamu.edu.