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Class of 1980 E. King Gill Selfless Service Award

Thanks to you, each year a Texas A&M University graduating senior is chosen to receive this award which consists of a $5,000 check and a plaque.
We are proud to introduce the fourth recipient of the Class of 1980 E. King Gill Selfless Service Award, John D. “J.D.” Carter ’23.

The entire Class of ’80 should be proud of the quality students receiving this award.

JD Carter 2023 with Class Agents Kari Moore Roush ’80, Bill Jentsch ’80, J.D. Carter ’23, Lu Harris ’80, Ken Jones ’80

Please read J.D.’s thanks to the class below:

To the Texas A&M University Class of ’80,

I can’t begin to express how deeply honored and humbled I am to have received the Class of ’80 Selfless Service Core Value Award. Since 1876, Texas A&M has represented respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and selfless service, and has instilled each of these values in its graduates. Your classes’ commitment to perpetuating these values has not only influenced my personal journey but has inspired countless students at our university. Your leadership has undoubtedly left a lasting mark on this institution, serving as an example to future generations of Aggies.

I am so grateful for the opportunities Texas A&M has provided, not only for academic and professional growth, but also for serving others. This great university’s emphasis on selfless service has instilled in me an understanding of the power of giving back and the importance of making a positive impact on the lives of others. As I enter into this next season of life, I am inspired to continue embracing the value of selfless service in my future career.

Once again, I am so grateful for your generosity, dedication to service, and for this remarkable honor.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you and Gig ’em Aggies!
JD Carter ’23

Read more about J.D. and his accomplishments while at Texas A&M.

Read Spirit Magazine’s Spring 2023 Selfless Service Article and learn more about The Class of ’80 E. King Gill Selfless Service Award and our first three recipients.

Read more about our Class Gift of The Class of ’80 E. King Gill Selfless Service Award.

Thanks again to each of you in the Class of ’80 that helped establish the first core value award at Texas A&M University. The Class of ’80 can truly be proud of giving back to Texas A&M to memorialize the core value of selfless service for generations of future students!

If you have any questions or input, please contact any of us below by clicking on our names.

Thank you and Gig ’em!

Lu Harris (In Memoriam)
Bill Hyatt (In Memoriam)
Bill Jentsch
Ken Jones
Kari Moore Roush
Co-Class Agents


Help Us Find Current Email Addresses for Our Classmates

Because our class year is on the “electronic only” side of the Association’s digital divide, 25% of our Classmates with unknown email addresses are not receiving the Class of ’80 newsletters or any of the general communications from the Association. Please help us connect with these folks by reviewing the list of names to see if someone you know is on it. You can reach out to them directly to have them update their email address on their profile with the Association or send it to one of the Class Agents and we’ll take care of getting it to the Association. The list is sorted alphabetically by last name, then first name and includes the city/state for their preferred mailing address. Please review the List of Un-Emailable Classmates.


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