Parker Todd, LCA Class of 2012, and Morgan Anderson, LCA Class of 2013, were recently awarded the Buck Weirus Spirit Award from Texas A&M University. The award recognizes 55 students, from among the 55,000+ enrolled Aggies, who “display vision, character, and superior dedication to Texas A&M University.” The awards were presented by the University President, Vice President of Student Affairs, and President and CEO of the Association of Former Students.

Parker Todd, LCA Class of 2012, A&M Class of 2016

Throughout his time at A&M, Parker has been active in Reed Rowdies, the student support group for Aggie Men's Basketball, and Fish Camp, an extended first year orientation program. Parker served as a Fish Camp counselor for 2 years, mentoring and connecting with approximately 250 first year Aggies. He also served as co-chair, overseeing 24 counselors and 125 incoming students, and Director of Finance for Fish Camp. As Director of Finance, Parker is responsible for creating and maintaining Fish Camp's 2 million dollar budget and helping plan and schedule the 7 sessions (consisting of 4 days and 3 nights) that will be attended by over 6,000 incoming Aggies.

“Receiving this award is a huge honor,” comments Parker. “This is the highest honor a Texas A&M student can receive in terms of impacting student life, and I have been extremely humbled by the award.” He adds, “I am thankful to Legacy as well, because I believe my involvement in many areas at Legacy and the opportunity to serve as a student leader, provided me with the blueprint to succeed and leave an impact at A&M.”

Morgan Anderson, LCA Class of 2013, A&M Class of 2017

Throughout her time at A&M, Morgan has served in a variety of organizations and committees; highlights include the Traditions Council, a group responsible for the preservation and promotion of various traditions at A&M, and the Memorial Student Center organizations. She has helped host the Abbot Family Leadership Conference and most notably has served as the Director of Development for the Student Council on National Affairs (SCONA).

Morgan is currently working towards her bachelors degree in Political Science, as well as a masters in Public Service and Administration. Her work with SCONA allows her to apply the knowledge she has learned while studying Homeland Security and her academic experiences in Turkey, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, and the UK to real-world situations. She has been integral in bringing leaders such as Michael Hayden, Former Director of the CIA and NSA, General Dempsey, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Admiral Gourtney, Commander of NORTHCOM, to Texas A&M.

“Texas A&M develops leaders of the utmost character who, in turn, challenge others around them to pursue excellence,” explains Morgan. “Receiving this award means that I have positively impacted other students and encouraged them to become better leaders. I feel encouraged to continue giving back to Texas A&M University and the students who have impacted me so deeply.”

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