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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
Nick Mogie, '13
Omar Gallegos, '15
Brandy Gibbs, '15
Grace Goeldner, '15
Emily Williams, '15
Patrick Chester, '16
Shannon Nault, 16
James “Danger” Zaro, '16
Amanda Arrowood, '15
Cody Carouthers, '14
Sarah DeLeon
Felicity Johnson, '14
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  

***Fall 2015: Aggie Ally Training is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students who are employed by TAMUG.***

Date Topic
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 - Banquet Room @ 10-11am Why be an Ally? History and Terms
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 - Banquet Room @ 10-11am Politics, Laws, and Popular Media & LGBTQ and Religious and Cultural Interpretations
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 - Banquet Room @ 10-11am Coming Out & Emotional and Family Concerns
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 - Seibel Conference Room @ 10-11am Transgender 101
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 - Banquet Room @ 10-12 noon Wrap Up

***Spring 2016 Aggie Ally Training is open to undergraduate/graduate students who attend TAMUG.***

Date Topic
TBA Why be an Ally? Alpha Game (Mandatory)
TBA Gray Areas
TBA "It Gets Better"
TBA Ally Panel/FEM Night
TBA Inclusive Speech (Mandatory)

The training will consist of four (4) 1-hour meetings and one final 2-hour meeting where a meal will be provided.

To become an “official” Aggie Ally, attendance is mandatory for the first meeting, at least two additional meetings of your choice, and the final 2 hour training meeting. 

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 or the staff advisor, Mr. Danny Roe at for more information.

aggieallybrownbag The Aggie Ally Brown Bag lunch group meets once a month from 12-1pm in Seibel Conference Room (3030) to discuss relevant topics within the LGBT community. Current Fall 2015 dates are as follows: September 29th, October 27th, November 24th, and December 15th.

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:

Alyssa Adams
GA/TA, Graduate Student
Library Writing Lab
John Majdi
Library Specialist II
Jack K. Williams Library, Room 106
Ken Bailey
Director, Counseling and Career Services
Seibel Building, Room 104D
Diane Manley
Student Development Specialist II, Counseling and Career Services
Seibel Building, Room 104F
Amber Booth
Associate Director, Admissions and Records
Sea Aggie Center
Shana Marcon
GA/TA, Graduate Student
Carol Bunch-Davis
Assistant Professor, General Academics
CLB, Room 106
Monica Martens
PE, Room 118
Kenyatta Y. Dawson
Assistant Director For Diversity, Department of Student Affairs
Bld# 3030, Office 104J
(409) 740-4582
Daisey McCloud
Assistant Director, Counseling and Career Services
Seibel Building, Room 104H
Tara Dean
Admissions Counselor
Sea Aggie Center, Room 912
Laura McElfresh
Digital Initiatives Librarian
Derrick Ford
Assistant Director, Student Activities
Seibel Building, Room 101F
Meg McNulty
Bursar, Financial Management Services
Sea Aggie Center, Suite 810
Shelly Fordyce
Director, Student Activities
Seibel Building, Room 101D
Laurissa Noack
Program Manager, Academic Enhancement Services
Atlantic Hall, Room 6110C
Ashley Garland
Admissions Counselor
Sea Aggie Center
Capt. Allan Post
Director, Waterfront Operations
Building 3003, Room 118
Jillian Gilmartin
GA/TA, Graduate Student
Holly Richards
Sr. Academic Advisor, Research and Graduate Studies
Sea Aggie Center, Room 300
Neil Golemo
Assistant Director, Residence Life
Pacific Hall, Room 5110A
Danny Roe
Student Development Specialist I, Student Activities
Seibel Building, Room 104M
Joshua E. Goodson
Adjunct Faculty, General Academics
CLB, Room 103A
Vanessa Salas
Clerk II, Budget and Finance
Powell Engineering Complex, Room 132
Branston G. Harris
Housing Coordinator
Pacific Hall, Room 5110B
Megan Stockfleth
Academic Advisor I, Enrollment Services
Sea Aggie Center, Room 903
Joseph Hoff
Assistant Director, Recreational Sports
McCloy Arena
Todd Sutherland
Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Seibel Building, Room 101G
Courtney Ivy
Customer Service Associate, Records
Sea Aggie Center
Michael Sweeney
Library Associate I
Jack K. Williams Library, Room 107
Nicole Kinslow
Director, Research and Graduate Studies
Sea Aggie Center, Room 300
Mayen Udoetuk
Program Manager
Academic Enhancement
David Lawhon
Honors Program Director
Lecturer, General Academics
Sarah West
Housing Coordinator
Pacific Hall, Room 5110D
Christal Lewis
Financial Assistant II, Financial Management Services                                            
Sea Aggie Center, Room 810
Kevin Winn
Technical Lab Coordinator
Marine Engineering Technology Dept.
Nick Zellmer
GA/TA, Graduate Student