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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

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The Rudder Association Honors the Life and Mourns the Loss of a true Leader, Mentor, Colleague, Friend and Aggie...
Michael Beggs
May 14, 1946 — August 13, 2023
(TRA founding member & Board of Directors)


Softly call the muster, Let comrade answer, “Here!”


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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