September 2020 Newsletter

Collin County Aggie Moms

First general meeting scheduled for Sept. 21

Our club's first general meeting for the new school year will be held virtually on Mon., Sept. 21, at 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendar and be on the lookout for information on how to register for the event and receive the Zoom link. 

Andy Duffie '78 will be the guest speaker and will discuss his Century Tree Endowed Scholarships. He grows trees from the acorns of the famous tree located at the heart of campus.

Our club has partnered with the Brazos County Mothers Against Drunk Driving to donate a tree to the family of Carly Beatty, an A&M student who was the victim of a hit and run accident last year. Her mom was one of our club members.

For every tree he sells, Andy will donate $20 to our organization, and we are hoping to be able to pay our portion of the Beatty family donation with money from trees purchased by our members.

Bio for Andy Duffie '78

Andy is probably best known as the Former Student who heads up the Aggie Century Tree Project.

He harvests acorns from the Century Tree on campus, grows them into seedlings in his back yard, and sells the little trees to Aggies across Texas and the southern U.S. to plant in their yards or on their properties.

He uses the tree sales proceeds to fund Texas A&M scholarships. His project has funded a President’s Endowed Scholarship ($100,000), an Aggie Ring Scholarship ($25,000), and a Sul Ross Scholarship ($25,000) benefitting the Corps of Cadets. Andy’s next endeavor is a $25,000 Study Abroad endowed scholarship.

As a student at Texas A&M, Andy served as president of his senior class, served on Corps Staff, was a Ross Volunteer, and was active in many student organizations.

After graduation, he spent two years with Procter & Gamble in the Houston market as a sales rep, then returned to his hometown of Vernon, TX to assume the management and ownership role in a family business for the next 33 years.

Andy and his wife Connie retired to College Station five years ago where he continues to operate his backyard tree nursery and scholarship fundraising efforts.

Andy has almost 40 years of active leadership experience in Texas A&M clubs and currently serves as a Class Agent for his Class of ’78. He enjoys speaking to Texas A&M organizations on campus and statewide.

Andy and Connie have two Aggie daughters – Andrea ’08 and Laura ’12.

Spring Fundraiser -

Golf Tournament 2021:

Planning to begin

after first general meeting

We are ready to start planning for our Golf Tournament for next spring and are in need of volunteers to make this tournament a huge success.


In our first tournament, this past July, we raised over $5000 and we have big goals to go beyond this amount.  You do not need to know anything about golf, but only to love to have a good time, all while getting donations for our students. We will have a start-up meeting after our first general meeting. 

Please contact Kathy Terzis at if you would like to join this committee.

Aggie Moms Connecting

to host ice cream social


Aggie Moms Connecting will host an ice cream social on Wed., Sept. 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the Plano area

Watch for details and registration info or contact Anne McGlaughlin or Linda Foster with questions:


Back in Business:

Boutique to kickoff Sept. 24

Our CCAM Boutique now has an online store setup, and we will be hosting a Fall '20 Drive-Thru Sale on Thurs., Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m. You can shop online ahead of the event and simply come pick it up, or you can come shop in-person that evening. The store will be located at our storage facility: 8749 Wade Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034.

We have lots of items to sell! You can join us that evening via Facebook Live, as well.

If you cannot make it on Thurs. night, you can pick up your items on Sat., Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, by appointment only.

Please share the Boutique link and information with your friends and family!


Pecans Fundraiser: Sales are underway

Our annual pecans fundraiser kicked off Sept. 1 and will run through Oct. 19. You can find information to order on our website, and all members will also be emailed an order form.

The pecans will be delivered by Nov. 15, in time for holiday baking and gift giving!

Contact Anne Brown or Kim Flores with questions:

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Aggie Angels: Mentor Moms needed

The first official Aggie Angels social event is planned for Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Kelly's in Allen.

Tricia Olson and Sam Abiog are looking for some "seasoned moms" to serve as mentors to the new moms, so if you are interested, please contact them.

Poinsettias available for purchase

Start your Christmas shopping early and help our club raise money! These big, beautiful poinsettias are grown by our own CCAM Ring of Honor Mom Mary Beth Cranfill ’79 and her husband Kenneth Cranfill ’79. Choose from red, pink or white poinsettias.

Download the order form from our website and purchase for $15 each or $13 when purchasing five or more.

Quantities are limited, so order now.

Orders and payment are due by Wed., Nov. 18. Poinsettia pick up will be Dec. 1, in time for holiday decorating and gift giving. 

If you have any questions, contact Debby Duty at  

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Rewards Programs

Please check them out and start participating today. Everything adds up.
Please contact Becky Bird with any questions:

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SCRIP Gift Cards

We have a SCRIP (gift card) fundraiser that gives you the convenience of ordering gift cards from hundreds of retailers in various denominations and raises money for our scholarship fund.  HEB, Walmart, Best Buy, Starbucks, Chipotle, On the Border, and Chili’s are just a few of the many selections available.  Gift cards are perfect for your Aggie students, family members, and for your own use. For more information on SCRIP, click here!

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Back to School: Aggies return to campus

Tara Driskill '24

Mom: Christina Driskill '94

Kaylynn Rogers '22

Mom: Jennifer Rogers

Anna Demotte '22

Mom: Jessica Demotte

David McLeod '24

Mom: Sarah McLeod '99

Madelyn Moody '24

Mom: Shannon Moody

Connor Vice '23

Mom: Susan Vice

Jeremy Plenger '24

Mom: Amy Plenger

Luke Lowery '23

Mom: Polly Lowery

Isabella Pedron '23

Mom: Alessandra Pedron

Greetings from On-Campus Health Center

Howdy, Aggie Moms!

As a parent, we understand that you may be more concerned about the health and safety of your college student during the pandemic. At Texas A&M Student Health Services (SHS), we want you to know that we will continue to provide your student with the best care possible, regardless if they are on-campus in College Station, or taking online classes. We were there for them before COVID-19, and we will be there for them now.  

To help ease the concern regarding available healthcare options for your student, we wanted to provide a brief overview of the services we have for your student. 

  • Our Medical Clinic offers a wide range of services, such as diagnosis and treatment for allergies, cold, flu, and other respiratory infections; strains and sprains; depression and anxiety; general and activity physicals; women’s health related issues and more.

·SHS now offers telemedicine services for students that allows them to consult with a clinician from the comfort of their home. To utilize telemedicine services, students must be currently enrolled as well as physically located in the state of Texas. These appointments can be held via phone call or Zoom. 

  • Our Pharmacy is available to fill/refill prescriptions as well as provide affordable over-the counter (OTC)  medications. SHS now offers an online OTC medication ordering system available for students who are on campus as well as those studying remote this year. Visit the pharmacy webpage to access the order form:  

For more information on all available services, please visit our website. To schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment, visit

COVID Testing

There are a variety of COVID tests available for your student on campus.

  • TAMU-funded COVID tests: The COVID-19 tests are funded by Texas A&M University and provided by Curative, Inc. These tests are PCR tests (to determine an active COVID-19 infection), are collected via mouth swab, and are available to students, faculty and staff. This test is only designed to provide the individual with their mouth swab test result.
  • SHS COVID tests: SHS offers two different types of COVID tests available to students, faculty and staff:
    • An antibody blood/serology test to determine the likelihood of a previous COVID-19 infection.
    • A nasal swab/PCR to determine an active COVID-19 infection.

The SHS COVID tests are available to all students, faculty and staff, and insurance will be billed for these tests. Insurance may cover the cost in full, but it is encouraged to check with your insurance provider before scheduling the test. An SHS medical provider will follow up with the patient and assist in his/her care before and after results are available, and will be able to answer any questions the individual may have regarding COVID-19. If a student does not have health insurance, CARES Act funding may be available to cover the cost of the COVID test.

For updates on COVID-19 and University procedures, visit COVID-19 Guidance on the TAMU website for more information. 

Student Health Services is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and is located on Military Walk, across All Faiths Chapel and Sbisa.

Stay up to date and follow us on social media! Please submit any questions or concerns on our contact page.

Thanks and Gig ‘em!

Alyssa L. Seivert, MBA, PCM  | Health Communications and Marketing Manager
Student Health Services | Division of Student Affairs

1264 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-1264

ph: 979.458.8308 | |
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