The Class of ’80 Core Value Award for Selfless Service
The Class of ’80 Core Value Award for Selfless Service is the first university-wide award for one of the six core values of Texas A&M University. It is a $5,000 award given annually to a graduating senior that best exemplifies selfless service during their time at Texas A&M. The award is one of the most prestigious awards given by the university. The selection process is managed by the Launch committee and the actual selection is made by a committee of faculty, students and administrators using the criteria developed by the Class of ’80.
Thanks again to each of you 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!
Read Spirit Magazine’s Spring 2023 Selfless Service Article and learn more about The Class of ’80 Core Value Award for Selfless Service and our first three recipients.
Our Fourth Award Recipient
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 ’80 Core Value Award for Selfless Service, John D. “J.D.” Carter ’23.
The entire Class of ’80 should be proud of the quality students receiving this award.
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 about Christopher J. Thompson ’22, the third recipient of the Class of ’80 Core Value Award for Selfless Service.
Read about Alexandra Ramos ’21, the second recipient of the Class of ’80 Core Value Award for Selfless Service.
Read about Lauren Breazeale ’20, the first recipient of the Class of ’80 Core Value Award for Selfless Service.
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