Howdy Week Committee

Committee Profile


  • Sanders, Meridia
Howdy Week: Aggieland's Week of Welcome is an orientation and retention program designed to welcome all new Texas A&M undergraduates. Continuing the orientation process that began at the New Student Conferences, Howdy Week programs provide new and returning students with an opportunity to learn more about the campus, each other, and college life through a series of educational and social events sponsored by university departments, colleges, student organizations, residence halls, and community members. Howdy Week takes place just before the fall semester at Texas A&M University. By connecting new and returning students with the University, Howdy Week aims to enhance student success.
Membership Selection Process:
Members are invited from across the university community typically from areas that work with freshman and transfer students, but also from those departments or areas that have more university-wide missions/purpose.
Meeting Times:
The committee meets at least once each semester (fall, spring, and summer) and then on an as-needed basis.


Position Name Contact
Aggie Orientation Leader Program Representative (Student)
Expires in 2019
Jasmine Zenn
Career Center
Association of Former Students Representative Allie Longoria
Association of Former Students
Athletic Department Representative Tim Michl
Chair Meridia Sanders
Offices of the Dean of Student Life
Corps of Cadets Representative (Staff) Kevin Brummett
Office of the Commandant
International Student Services Representative Steven White
International Student Services
MSC Representative (Staff) Mary Compton
Memorial Student Center
Multicultural Services Representative Varselles Cummings
Multicultural Services
Recreational Sports Representative Kelly VonDrehle
Recreational Sports
Residence Life Representative Alee Frappier
Residence Life
Student Activities Representative Camelia Trahan
Student Activities
Student Life Representative Denise Crisafi
Offices of the Dean of Student Life
Veteran Resource and Support Center Don Freeman
Veteran Resource and Support Center