The Inspiring the Spirit of Aggieland – The 41 Award is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and administrators that go above and beyond to develop leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good.
The character Texas A&M University seeks to develop can best be defined by the University Aggie Core Values—Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. Because of these Core Values, the Aggie Spirit, and Traditions, President Bush chose Texas A&M University to house his School, his Library, and his and Mrs. Barbara Bush’s final resting place, and thus entrusted Texas A&M with carrying on his legacy. He believed very strongly that “there can be no definition of a successful life that does not include service to others,” and his words continue to inspire and challenge us all to make the world a better place.
Texas A&M University faculty and administrators have a crucial role in developing leaders who will live out these core values daily and positively impact our world. The 41 Award will honor and celebrate one Texas A&M University faculty member or administrator each year whose leadership, example, and character motivate others to share in their impact and exemplify the Aggie Core Values and those of President George H. W. Bush.
The award recipient will be recognized at a special ceremony and receive a monetary award and recognition piece. Nominations will open in Fall 2022 for the 2023 Inspiring the Spirit of Aggieland – The 41 Award.
To learn more about the nomination process, criteria for selection and other information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Public service is a noble calling, and we need men and women of character to believe that they can make a difference in their communities, in their states and in their country.”President George H. W. Bush
Professor James “Jim” Olson
Professor of the Practice, The Bush School of Government & Public Service
The Inspiring the Spirit of Aggieland – The 41 Award is made possible by the generosity of Friends of the Bush School, Linda B. and Stephen H. “Steve” Vincent ’73