About NorthStar Interactive Media, Ltd.
NorthStar Interactive Media, Ltd. is an Aggie owned and operated company. Owners Barbara Smith ’91 and Josh Smith ’97, have been in the video production business since 1991 and have a passion for storytelling. With a deep love for Texas A&M, NorthStar brings Texas A&M history to life in “Aggies: The True Story of Texas A&M” and showcases exemplary leadership training in “The Corp: Keepers of the Spirit.”
About The Association of Former Students
The Association of Former Students traces its origin to the Ex-Cadets Association formed in 1879 and later to the A&M Alumni Association and Alpha Phi Fraternity. In 1919, a coalition was formed and adopted the name “The Association of Former Students.” Since 1879 much has changed in organization and details, but the fundamental objectives of The Association remain the same.
The founding charter of 1925 stated that The Association of Former Students is formed for “the support of benevolent, charitable and educational undertakings by extending financial and other aid to students of Texas A&M University; by promoting social, literary and scientific pursuits; by perpetuating and strengthening the ties of affection and esteem formed in university or college days; by promoting the interests and welfare of Texas A&M University and education generally in the State of Texas.”
The Long Range Planning Committee of 1967 considered two of these objectives broad enough to encompass all future Association activities and adopted a third. These three objectives as adopted by The Association Council in 1968 were:
- Strengthen The Association of Former Students;
- Promote the interests and welfare of Texas A&M University; and
- Perpetuate ties of affection and esteem formed in university or college days.
In 1992, the Strategic Planning Committee added a fourth objective and the Council adopted it in 1993. This objective was:
- Serve the Student Body.