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Aggie Ally

What is an Aggie Ally?

Aggie Allies include staff, faculty, and students at Texas A&M University at Galveston who have committed to providing a safe haven, listening ear, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation concerns. 

All Allies have attended a training workshop to learn about the benefits and responsibilities of being an Ally. Every Ally has signed an Allies contract and may display a placard outside their office or residence hall room to identify them as an Aggie Ally.

Who are Current TAMUG Aggie Allies?

The following Students, Staff and Faculty have committed to being an Aggie Ally:

Former and Current Students:

Katie Edwards, '13 Katie-Edwards@hotmail.com
Nick Mogie, '13
Omar Gallegos, '15 o.gallegos1@yahoo.com
Brandy Gibbs, '15 b.gibbs011@yahoo.com
Grace Goeldner, '15 gngoeldner@gmail.com
Emily Williams, '15 emmaleeyo@gmail.com
Patrick Chester, '16 mindlesslyfun@gmail.com
Shannon Nault, 16 shannon_nault@yahoo.com
James “Danger” Zaro, '16 jayzaro@gmail.com
Amanda Arrowood, '15 brie.arrow@gmail.com
Cody Carouthers, '14
Sarah DeLeon
Felicity Johnson, '14 felicityjohnson@neo.tamu.edu
Zach Rivas
Alex Vazquez
Emily Williams
Selina Zalesak, '14

How do I Become an Ally?

Ally training will take place on the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus periodically throughout the year. For dates, times, and further information please contact Mr. Danny Roe at roed@tamug.edu.

Staff & Faculty Workshops Topics
  • Why Become an Ally
  • Diversity in the Classroom
  • Inclusive Speech
  • Trans 101
  • Conclusion
Student Workshop Topics
  • Why Become an Ally
  • You CAN Even
  • Inclusive Speech
  • Trans 101
  • Conclusion

What Campus Organizations are Available for the LGBTQ Community?

The Gay-Straight Alliance student organization meets weekly on-campus. You may contact the organization at tamuggsa@yahoo.com or the staff advisor, Mr. Danny Roe at roed@tamug.edu for more information.

What Resources are Available for Allies

All trained Allies will have the opportunity to participate in refresher trainings that will be scheduled at least once a semester. Additionally, there are events and programs throughout the year that ALL community members will be invited to attend to learn more about the LGBTQ community.

Click Here to Access the Texas A&M Resource Center!

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Current Aggie Ally Staff/Faculty:

Alex Crouse
409-740-4439
crousea@tamug.edu
Student Development Specialist 
Residence Life
Bldg. 3033, Room 7114E

Alex Mitchell
409-740-4816
mitchela@tamug.edu
Library Associate 
Library
Bldg. 3010, Room 107

Amber Booth
409-740-4832
bootha@tamug.edu
Associate Director
Admissions and Records
Bldg. 3026, Room 910

Amy Caton
409-740-4711
catona@tamug.edu
Literacy Coordinator
Library
Bldg. 3010, Room 108G

Anna Budvitis
409-741-4381
atprim2@tamu.edu
Senior Academic Advisor 
Ocean Engineering
Bldg. 3027, Room 113

Ashley Garland
409-740-4500
garlanda@tamug.edu
Scholarships Administrator
Admissions and Records
Bldg. 3026, Room 911

Belinda Gaddis
409-740-4561
gaddisb@tamug.edu
Administrative Assistant
Student Affairs
Bldg. 3030, Room 101C

Betsy Bremer
409-740-4514
bbremer@tamug.edu
Outdoor Program and Aquatics Coordinator
Recreational Sports
Bldg. 3030, Room 101F

Branston Harris
409-740-4844
harrisb@tamug.edu
Housing Coordinator
Residence Life
Bldg. 3031, Room 5110B

Brian McKinney
409-740-4908
mckinneb@tamug.edu
Business Coordinator 
Administration
Bldg. 3029, Room 380

Capt. Allan Post
409-740-4477
posta@tamug.edu
Director
Waterfront Operations
Bldg. 3003, Room 118

Carol Bunch-Davis
409-740-4425
davisc@tamug.edu
Associate Professor
Liberal Studies
Bldg. 3007, Room 108D

Cari Bishop
409-740-4403
bishopc@tamug.edu
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Administration
Bldg. 3029, Room 382

Carrie Coutorie
409-740-4947
coutoric@tamug.edu
Business Coordinator 
Recreational Sports
Bldg. 3018, Room 122

Courtney Guillen
409-740-4950
guillenc@tamug.edu
Academic Advisor
Admissions and Records
Bldg. 3026, Room 902

Courtney Ivy
409-740-4448
ivyc@tamug.edu
Administrative Coordinator
Admissions and Records
Bldg. 3026, Room 913A

Daisey McCloud
409-740-4537
mccloudd@tamug.edu
Assistant Director
Counseling and Career Services
Bldg. 3030, Room 140H

Dana Keenan
409-740-4736
keenand@tamug.edu
Senior Office Associate
Student Services
Bldg. 3030, Room 104

Dana Little
409-740-4587
dlittle@tamug.edu
Student Development Specialist
Student Services
Bldg. 3030, Room 140

Danny Roe
409-740-4836
roed@tamug.edu
Diversity Education Specialist
Student Diversity Initiatives
Bldg. 3030, Room 104M

David Lawhon
409-740-4948
lawhond@tamug.edu
Honors Director / Instructional Associate Professor
Liberal Studies
Bldg. 3027

Derrick Ford
409-740-4557
fordd@tamug.edu
Assistant Director
Student Activities
Bldg.  3030, Room 101F

Diane Manley
409-740-4739
manleyd@tamug.edu
Student Dev Specialist for Counseling and Career Services
Student Services
Bldg. 3030, Room 104F

Donna Lang
409-740-4419
langd@tamug.edu
Associate Vice President
Administration
Bldg. 3005A, Room 147

Holly Richards
409-740-4957
richardh@tamug.edu
Sr. Academic Advisor
Research and Graduate Studies
Bldg. 3026, Room 304A

Jason Morton
409-740-4929
jwmorton@tamug.edu
Manager of Development Communications
Administration
Bldg. 3025, Room 106

Jeff Levine
409-740-4802
levineje@tamug.edu
Associate Director
Admissions and Records
Bldg. 3026, Room 906

Joe Hoff
409-740-4472
hoffj@tamug.edu
Assistant Director
Recreational Sports
Bldg. 3018, Room 120

Joshua Goodson
409-740-4949
goodsonj@tamug.edu
Instructional Assistant Professor
Liberal Studies
Bldg. 3007, Room 103A

Kathey Walker
409-740-4408
walkerk@tamug.edu
Executive Assistant to the Vice President
Administration
Bldg. 3029, Room 382

Ken Bailey
409-740-4725
baileyk@tamug.edu
Director of Career Services
Student Services
Bldg. 3030, Room 104D

Kenyatta Dawson
(409) 740-4582
dawsonk@tamug.edu
Assistant Director
Student Diversity Initiatives
Bldg. 3030, Room 104J

Laura McElfresh
409-740-7179
mcelfrel@tamug.edu
Digital Initiatives Librarian
Library
Bldg. 3010, Room 113

Laurissa Noack
409-740-4340
noackl@tamug.edu
Assistant Director
Academic Enhancement
Bldg. 3005A, Room 155

Lisa Stewart
409-740-4723
stewartl@tamug.edu
Program Manager
Admissions and Records
Bldg. 3026, Room 914

Marjorie Salinas
409-740-4433
salinasm@tamug.edu
Financial Specialist
Financial Management Services
Bldg. 3026, Room 800

Marlee Williams
409-741-4369
williamm@tamug.edu
Office Associate
Residence Life
Bldg. 3031, Room 5110

Mayen Udoetuk
409-741-4341
udoetukm@tamug.edu
Program Manager
Academic Enhancement
Bldg. 3005A, Room 156

Meg McNulty
409-740-4520
mcnultym@tamug.edu
Bursar
Financial Management Services
Bldg. 3026, Room 809

Michael Sweeney
409-740-4564
sweeneym@tamug.edu
Library Associate 
Library
Bldg. 3010, Room 107

Neil Golemo
409-740-4469
golemon@tamug.edu
Director of Residence Life
Residence Life
Bldg. 3031, Room 5110A

Nicole Kinslow
409-740-4937
kinslown@tamug.edu
Director of Graduate Studies
Research and Graduate Studies
Bldg. 3026, Room 307

Paula Morris
409-740-4975
morrisp@tamug.edu
Senior Office Associate
Liberal Studies
Bldg. 3007, Room 217

Rachel Ball
409-740-4531
ballr@tamug.edu
Lead Office Associate
Marine Biology
Bldg. 3029, Room 240D

Sarah Hagler
409-740-4586
sarah.hagler@tamug.edu
Career Services Coordinator
Student Services
Bldg. 3030, Room 104

Sarah West
409-740-4888
wests@tamug.edu
Student Development Specialist
Residence Life
Bldg. 3031, Room 5110D

Shantelle Patterson
409-740-4850
sdpatterson@tamug.edu
Communication Specialist
Administration
Bldg. 3029, Room 380

Shelly Fordyce
409-740-4427
fordyces@tamug.edu
Director of Student Activities
Student Activities
Bldg. 3030, Room 101D

Susan Lee
409-740-4533
lees@tamug.edu
Associate Vice President for Finance and Compliance Officer
Administration
Bldg. 3029, Room 392

Taylor Kemp
409-741-7165
tkemp@tamug.edu
Student Development Specialist
Student Activities
Bldg. 3030, Room 101J

Tina Pennington
409-740-4534
penningt@tamug.edu
Human Resources Representative
Human Resources
Bldg. 3027, Room 126

Todd Sutherland
409-740-4598
sutherlt@tamug.edu
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
Student Affairs
Bldg. 3030, Room 101G

Traci Morris
409-740-4585
morrist@tamug.edu
Compliance Coordinator
Administration
Bldg. 3029, Room 387

Tracy Ward
wardt@tamug.edu
Lab Instructor
Marine Engineering Technology
Bldg. 3027

Vanessa Garza
409-740-4806
vgarza112@tamug.edu
Budget Analysis
Budget and Analysis
Bldg. 3027, Room 132