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Embrace the SPIRIT

The 12th Man


J.D. Foster ‘10 - Legal Officer

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Howdy!...and welcome to The Rudder Associationdedicated to preserving, defending and perpetuating the Texas Aggie Core Values and Culture for all Former Students, as well as Current and Future Students.  In other words, putting the "Aggie” back in Aggieland!

It is my firm belief that my dad, James Earl Rudder ’32, would heartily endorse The Rudder Association’s mission. It is critically important that we are aware of threats at our door. Should we fail to be active warriors in protecting our valued traditions, we will lose them.


Bud Rudder ‘62


First Annual Rudder Association Essay Contest 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the first annual TRA essay contest.  Links to the winning essays are provided below.

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