Texas A&M Law Aggie Ring Day

October 1, 2015

Twelve Texas A&M University School of Law students received their Aggie Rings on Friday, Sept. 25.

Rosalind Jeffers, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, said receiving the rings is the “impending end of your law school experience.”

The first Aggie ring was made in 1889 and has since been a rite of passage for Texas A&M students. As Texas A&M University Provost Karan Watson puts it, there is simply no other way to earn the ring than to attend the school.

The distribution is a lot different at the law school ​from the main campus due to fewer amounts of students receiving them, and it’s a unique factor for a presenter.

“All law school deans get to do graduation,” said Andrew Morriss, Dean and Anthony G. Buzbee Dean’s Endowed Chair. “Only the Texas A&M dean gets to do Ring Day.”

RingDayFall2015-2 L-R: Provost Karan Watson, Dr. Carol Akers '87, Dean Andrew Morriss with the surprise Aggie Ring presentation

After the 12 Aggie law students received their rings, there was one more left on the table for a Texas A&M former student. Dr. Carol Akers, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences graduate and Morriss’ wife, didn’t receive her ring when she graduated in 1987.

“She’s getting it today,” said Provost Watson.

A reception followed, along with a chance to pose with the First Lady of Aggieland, Reveille IX.

Congrats to all!  More pictures are available ​in our Facebook album.


Article by Jennifer Nassar, Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University School of Law