Honestly, when I first heard President Obama would be making a visit to Aggieland, I was more than a little worried. I cringed and recalled the infamous "Anti-Obama Carnival" of last October. If a small group of students can stir up such a huge mess of negative publicity , what would those same students do when actually sharing their hometown with the man whose photograph they threw eggs at?
Amazing traditions like Big Event embody the Texas A&M Core Value of "Selfless Service," and make me proud to be an Aggie. I'll leave you with a couple of quotes about Big Event from the Points of Light event President Obama spoke at last Friday:
I know this is one of countless ways Texas A&M is performing selfless service, and I know that is why President (George H. W.) Bush chose this outstanding university for his library.
I salute Mallory Myers and Big Event, a wonderful program exemplifying selfless service, as does the entire student body of Texas A&M.
-Former President Bush