Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

Texas A&M Student Honored by A&M Foundation as a “Maroon Coat”

Ms. Eunice Fafiyebi is the first student from our school to be named a “Maroon Coat” by the A&M Foundation following a highly competitive selection process. Texas A&M Foundation President Tyson Voelkel ’96 describes the Maroon Coats as a living link between our donors and current students.

[Photo: Ms. Eunice Fafiyebi]

“We keep talking about our Maroon Coats’ great talents and leadership skills, but I must also mention that this impressive group is comprised of amazing individuals, each of whom has his or her special Aggie story,” President Voelkel said.

Ms. Fafiyebi’s story is one of a family’s dream of moving to America coming true when her mother won the visa lottery in Nigeria. Ms. Fafiyebi plans to attend medical school after completing her undergraduate degree in public health, and then pursue a career that combines both medicine and health policy.

“Kids die young in Nigeria, and I have learned in my public health classes how health policy can greatly impact the health of populations,” she says. “I just don’t want a career that is about me, but an impactful career that will help others.”

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