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Ben Riner '14,
President, Maroon Coats

mcpresident@tamu.edu
(800) 392-3310 or (979) 845-6624

Shannon Zwernemann '03,
Donor Relations Specialist and Maroon Coat Adviser

shannonz@tamu.edu
(800) 392-3310 or (979) 845-8161

Andrew Abbott '14
Andrew Abbott

Andrew is a petroleum engineering major from Katy. He is a member of the Corps of Cadets, Aggie Men's Club and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Andrew has attended various leadership conferences during his time at A&M and was a both a Muster Host and a Fish Aide his freshman year.

After graduation, Andrew plans on serving as a U.S. Marine Corps pilot and he hopes to eventually enter into the petroleum industry. He also enjoys the outdoors, traveling, fishing, Texas Country music and sports.

Drew Alders '13
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Drew hails from Nacogdoches, Texas and is a University Studies major with a focus in Leadership. He is a member of the Aggie Men's Club and enjoys being a student worker at the Texas A&M Foundation.

After four years as a member of the Corps of Cadets, Drew is spending his victory lap in class, researching career options and enjoying time with his friends.

Alejandro Azocar '14
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Alejandro is an aerospace engineering major born in Venezuela and raised in Houston. He is a member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, Student Engineers’ Council and plays in the Hullabaloo Band. He is also an undergraduate research scholar and is conducting research on unmanned aerial vehicles. During his time at Texas A&M, Alejandro has been involved with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the Venezuelan Student Association and Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.

After graduation, Alejandro plans on attending graduate school before pursuing a career at NASA, where he hopes to become an astronaut. He enjoys playing trumpet and guitar, playing soccer, traveling and flying airplanes.

Deanna Bosse '13
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Deanna is a Brenham native pursuing a master's degree in agricultural communications. She earned bachelor's degrees in both agribusiness and agricultural economics from Texas A&M. She has held numerous officer positions in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Council, Aggie REPS and Collegiate 4-H. She is also involved in Agricultural and Environmental Safety, Aggie ACES and Farmers Fight.

After graduation, Deanna plans to enter the marketing and business communications field for the agriculture industry. In her free time, she enjoys being with her friends and family, traveling, trying new things and collecting antique tractors with her Dad.

Shelby Cowart '13
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Shelby is a senior International Studies-Commerce major from Nacogdoches, Texas with minors in Business and Asian Studies. He is a chair for Fish Camp and a member of One Army Texas Aggie Men United. He has also served as Assistant Director for MSC Freshman Leadership International and as a counselor for Freshman Leadership Development Retreat.

After graduation, Shelby hopes to pursue a career in international energy and plans to become an entrepreneur. In his free time, Shelby loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, play soccer, snowboard, grill, attend concerts.

Ryan Crawford '14
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Ryan is a political science major from Austin pursuing a Spanish minor. He is in Company E-2 of the Corps of Cadets, and in his sophomore year he served as the mascot corporal for Reveille VIII. He is currently a senior yell leader, following his year as a junior yell leader.

After graduation, Ryan hopes to attend law school. In his free time, he likes to play sports, hunt, fish, listen to NPR and hang out with friends.

Eric Gil '14
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Eric is an industrial distribution major from Poway, California. He is currently the Corps commander for the 2013-2014 school year. Eric is also involved with the Ross Volunteer Company, MSC Hospitality, the Nichols Rising Leaders Conference, Fish Camp and the Corps Basketball Team. During his time in the Corps, he has also been involved with the O.R. Simpson Honor Society and the Fish Drill Team.

After graduation, Eric plans to commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, where he hopes to attend flight school and become an aviator. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, traveling and spending time with his friends and family.

James Havlock '13
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James is a chemical engineering major from Garland. He is the Memorial Student Center chief operating officer and previously served as the MSC director of diversity and the director of delegates for the Spencer Leadership Conference. In the past, James has served as a group leader for MSC Aggie Leaders of Tomorrow, a Fish Camp counselor and a Muster host. James has attended both the MSC Fall Leadership Conference and the MSC Abbott Family Leadership Conference.

Following graduation, James will pursue a job in the oil and gas industry with hopes of earning an MBA in the future. In his free time, James enjoys golfing, reading and dreaming.

 
Caroline Janssen '14
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Caroline is a business honors major from Georgetown. She is the vice president of the Maroon Coats for the 2013-2014 academic year and served as the director of internal affairs for the 2012-2013 year. She has served as an outreach executive and national public relations coordinator for The Big Event and she is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Caroline has also been involved with the MSC Abbott Family Leadership Conference, Fish Aides and Muster Hosts. She was a recipient of the Buck Weirus Spirit Award in 2012.

After graduation, Caroline hopes to pursue a management/strategy consulting career. She enjoys playing and watching sports, reading, running, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Chrisleigh Jones '13
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Chrisleigh is an education major from Plano. She has invested the last four years of her time at A&M in The Big Event, for which she currently serves as the assistant director. Chrisleigh is also involved in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and was a delegate for the Abbott Family Leadership Conference.

Dedicated to the development of students, Chrisleigh plans to teach middle school English courses after graduation and later pursue a role in educational administration. Outside of spending time with friends in Aggieland, Chrisleigh loves being outdoors and working at a summer camp in Van, Texas.

Reid Joseph '14
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Reid, a third-generation Aggie, is an industrial distribution major from Springdale, Arkansas. He is the 2013-2014 student body president as well as a member of Squadron 17 and the Ross Volunteer Company in the Corps of Cadets. Reid is also a member of the Professional Association of Industrial Distribution. During his time at Texas A&M, he has been a member of Aggie Muster Committee, Fish Aides, Traditions Council and the MSC Abbott Family Leadership Conference.

After graduation, Reid plans to work as a technical salesperson for a distributor or manufacturer. He enjoys hunting, listening to country music, watching and playing sports, reading biographies and spending time with friends and family.

Kyle Kelly '14
Kyle image Kyle is an industrial distribution major from Boerne pursuing a business administration minor. He is a member of the Corps of Cadets, serves as the chaplain of Squadron 17 and is a member of the Ross Volunteer Company. Kyle also serves as the worship chair for the Brotherhood of Christian Aggies (BCA). Kyle was the head campaign manager for a student body president campaign, member of the Professional Association of Industrial Distribution and has served as a Muster host.

After graduation, Kyle plans on either pursuing a career in business, going to graduate school or attending seminary. Kyle also enjoys the outdoors, playing guitar, golfing and spending time with family and friends.  
 
Sterling Knapp '14
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Sterling is an accounting major from College Station. She is pursuing her bachelors degree in accounting and masters degree in management information systems through the Professional Program in Accounting. Sterling currently serves as the Special Events Coordinator for Business Fellows. In 2013, Sterling received the Buck Weirus Spirit Award and was selected as the Sorority Woman of the Year.

In past years, Sterling has served as the Chief Recruiting Officer for Kappa Alpha Theta and the Director of Administration for the MSC Abbott Family Leadership Conference. She has also participated in Tell Your Story Leadership Forum, Fish Camp, Fish Aides, and the Gilbert Leadership Conference.

Following graduation, she plans to work for a big four accounting firm. In her free time, Sterling enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Jordan Knesek '14
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Jordan is a finance major from La Grange. She is involved with the Business Honors Program, the Mays Business Fellows Program, Titans of Investing and Delta Gamma. In past years, Jordan has participated in the Aggie Muster Committee as a programs executive, Fish Aides, the Legislative Relations Commission, Fish Camp, Grace Bible Church children's ministires and the Honors Freshmen Business Initiative.

After college, Jordan plans to pursue a career in finance. In her free time, she enjoys reading, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

 
Patrick Leach '14
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Patrick is an industrial distribution major from Midland. He is a member of Aggie Men’s Club and is also the founder of Kinew Bikes, a non-profit bicycle company focused on buying bikes for people in Zambia.

After graduation, Patrick plans a career in viticulture and hopes to pursue a Master in Business Administration. In his free time, Patrick loves training bird dogs, hunting, fly-fishing and traveling.

 
Scott Lovett '13
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Scott is a finance major from College Station. He is currently serving as the commanding officer of 1st Regiment in the Corps of Cadets and as a squad leader in the Ross Volunteer Company. Scott is also involved with the Nichols’ Rising Leaders Conference and the Banking Program at Mays Business School.

After graduation, Scott plans to pursue a career in real estate development. He loves working on his family’s ranch, spending time with his friends and family and going to Aggie baseball games.

 
Chris Mellina '14
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Chris is a business major with a minor in economics from Fort Worth. He serves as the president of One Army: Texas Aggie Men United and works closely with Startup Aggieland, a student entrepreneurship incubator at Texas A&M.

In his previous years at Texas A&M, Chris has served as a Fish Camp counselor, the finance chair for Freshmen Leadership Development Retreat (FLDR) and was a delegate for both the Spencer Leadership Conference and the Abbott Family Leadership Conference.

Following graduation, Chris will pursue a career in consulting and hopes to become an entrepreneur. In his free time, Chris enjoys hiking, camping, playing golf and spending time with those who mean the most to him. 

 
Sarah Jane Moerbe '13
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Sarah Jane is a civil engineering major from Orange. She is the director of external affairs for the Maroon Coats and the student relations chair for Texas A&M Parents’ Weekend Committee. She has served as the director of creative design in the Delta Gamma sorority and as a Fish Camp counselor. She also served as a Muster Host and has been involved in Campus Crusade for Christ and the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

After graduation, Sarah Jane plans to pursue a career in project management. In her free time, she enjoys painting, running, cooking, riding horses and everything outdoors.

 
Bryce Petersen '14
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Bryce is a finance major from San Antonio. He is a member of Phi Gamma Delta and is involved in business honors, the Fellows Program and Horizons. He previously served on staff for the Big Event and as a peer leader at Mays.

He will intern this summer with the energy investment banking group UBS and hopes to eventually pursue a Master of Business Administration. In his free time, Bryce enjoys hunting, fishing and water skiing.

 
Glenn Phillips '01
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Glenn is a doctoral student in educational administration from Wimberley. He has completed undergraduate degrees in mathematics and history as well as a master's degree in English.

Glenn is involved in multiple university committees where he represents graduate students and their interests, and he serves as secondary adviser for Aggie Men's Club. Each fall, he co-teaches a first year seminar at A&M on the university’s history.

After receiving his Ph.D., Glenn hopes to obtain a tenure-track position in education, focusing on qualitative research and the history of higher education in America. During downtime, Glenn enjoys poetry, swimming and traveling.

Ben Riner '14
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Ben is a civil engineering major from Conway, Arkansas. He is the president of the Maroon Coats and the head recruiting officer for Squadron 17 in the Corps of Cadets. Ben is also a member of the Aggie Men's Club.

Post-undergraduate options for Ben include graduate school and working overseas as an environmental engineer.

Ben enjoys driving, playing intramural sports with his Corps buddies and learning about other cultures.

Trent Segers '13
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Trent is an industrial distribution major from Spring. He is the 2013 class president and is a member of Old Army Gentlemen’s Society. Trent has also been involved in Fish Camp, Building Young Leaders Together and the Professional Association for Industrial Distribution. He served as the freshman class vice president and he was awarded the Buck Weirus Spirit Award in 2010.

In the future Trent plans on going into industrial sales.

Trent enjoys playing golf, scuba diving, traveling and hiking.

 
RJ Shannon IV '14
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RJ is an industrial distribution major from Plano. He is the public relations chair for the Old Army Gentlemen’s Society and recently served as the marketing manager for Reid Joseph’s campaign for student body president. RJ has also served as a Muster Host, Fish Camp counselor and has participated in the MSC Abbott Family Leadership Conference.

After graduation, RJ plans to pursue a career in technical sales. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports, hunting, listening to all kinds of music, reading and spending time with family and friends.

 
Bryson Sutterfield '13
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Bryson is a civil engineering major from Wolfforth. He has served the Corps of Cadets as the 3rd Brigade sergeant major, the banner bearer for the Ross Volunteer Company and as the deputy corps commander. Bryson has also been a member of the Corps of Cadets baseball team, Class Councils and Impact.

After graduation, Bryson plans to pursue a career with the Navy Civil Engineer Corps or in private civil consulting. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, playing and watching baseball and spending time with family and friends.

 
Jordan Symon '14
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Jordan is an agricultural communications major from Pearland.  She is the director of internal affairs for the Maroon Coats and a member of the Public Relations Committee with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council. She also holds the titles of social media and senior chair for Delta Zeta. She has been involved with the Aggie Mentor Program for Transfers, Texas Beef Leaders of Tomorrow and the National Santa Gertrudis Association.

After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in agricultural marketing or public relations. In her free time, she blogs for KBTX, enjoys reading, working with her cattle and spending time with her friends and family.

Kevin Von Storch '15
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Kevin is a civil engineering major from Colleyville. He is involved with Aggie Men’s Club, The Big Event, American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers Without Borders and United Way of Brazos Valley.

After graduation, Kevin will either pursue a Master of Business Administration or a career in civil engineering. Outside of his academics and extracurricular involvement, Kevin enjoys travelling, cooking, reading, building Legos, hunting and spending quality time with his friends and family.

 
Bryce Wilde '14
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Bryce is an agriculture systems management major from Lyford. He is a member of Aggie Men’s Club, he was the recruitment executive for The Big Event 2013 and he is involved in Dr. Joe Townsend ’67 Leadership Fellows. Bryce attended Gilbert Leadership Conference and served as a coordinator in fall 2011 and he previously served as a member of MSC Aggie Leaders of Tomorrow.

Following graduation, Bryce will return to the family farm to pursue a life in agriculture. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, sports, hard work and spending time with his family.