I'm excited that the Aggie Activerain Group now has 35 members. We are growing and I encourage members to invite any Aggies or Aggie fans they may know. I recently went through the ActiveRain profiles and invited people who mentioned A&M in their profile.
One of our newest members, Michael Fitzgerald, wrote a blog telling the group a little about himself and his company and that got me thinking. Since we are getting to be a larger group, I wanted to learn a little bit about everyone. When did you graduate, where do you work and live now? I guess a "meme" for Aggies. This is a great group to network with Aggies across the country and further our Aggie connection.
So, here are some questions to get everyone started. I hope to see everyones blog posts soon!
What year did you graduate? Class of 1997 (Whoop!) I graduated Cum Laude with a BBA in Marketing.
Why did you attend A&M? This is easy, it is the best university in the country! My brother played football for the Aggies from 1980 - 1984 so I went to A&M every weekend for 5 years from the age of 6-10. So, in my mind there was no other college.
What is your best memory from college? Attending Bonfire each year is my favorite memory from college. My friends and I went to the site one night around 2am and just watched them work. It was such a cool experience. It makes me sad to think that current students don't get to experience Bonfire the same way anymore. It was just a unifying and bonding experience for the student body.
What do you do now and where do you work? I currently live and work as a Realtor in Plano (suburb north of Dallas). I grew up in Dallas but moved to Plano 8 years ago when I got married(to an Aggie). I work for the 2nd largest independent real estate broker in the Dallas area called Virginia Cook, Realtors. I got my real estate license at the beginning of 2004 and have been enjoying it ever since. Since I've lived in the metroplex my whole life, I'm comfortable helping clients throughout the area. But I mainly focus on North Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Murphy and Little Elm.
Are there any other interesting facts you want to share with the group? I love the Aggies(obviously) and the Dallas Cowboys. I don't get down to A&M during football season like I want to because I seem to always be working on the weekends but I watch them on TV. My family has Cowboy season tickets and I don't miss any of those games! We have already gotten our tickets for the new stadium.
I don't have any kids, just 2 big dogs, Champ & Zoe. These are my babies!
I am very involved in my community and my local Realtor group. I'm the current Government Affairs Chair for the the Collin County Association of Realtors. I am a member of the Junior League of Plano and I head their Public Affairs committee. Also, I am a member of the Plano West Rotary. So, as you can tell I am very busy with my job and all my volunteer organizations but I wouldn't have it any other way!