Aggie Ally

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:

Katie Edwards               Class of 2013    
Nick Mogie                     Class of 2013                                     
Omar Gallegos                Class of 2015   
James “Danger” Zaro     Class of 2016   
Emily Williams                Class of 2015   
Shannon Nault                Class of 2016   
Felicity Johnson                                       
Grace Goeldner             Class of 2015   
Brandy Gibbs                Class of 2015   
Patrick Chester             Class of 2016   
Amanda Arrowood                                 
Zach Rivas                                                                 
Cody Carouthers
Selina Zalesak
Emily Williams
Alex Vazquez
Sarah DeLeon


Ken Bailey
Director, Counseling and Career Services
Seibel Student Services Center
Room 104D

Carol Bunch-Davis
Assistant Professor
General Academics
CLB Room 106

Kenyatta Y. Dawson
Assistant Director, Diversity
Seibel Student Services Center
Room 101H

Shelly Fordyce
Associate Director, Student Life
Seibel Student Services Center
Room 101D

Neil Golemo
Assistant Director, Residence Life
Pacific Hall, room 105

Joseph Hoff
Assistant Director, Recreational Sports
Seibel Student Services Center
Room 101F

David Lawhon
Honors Program Director
Lecturer, General Academics
Daisey McCloud
Assistant Director
Counseling and Career Services
Seibel Student Services Center
Room 104H

Capt. Allan Post
Director, Waterfront Operations
Building 3003, Room 118

Holly Richards
Sr. Academic Advisor
Research and Graduate Studies
OCSB 3029, Room 264

Danny Roe
Class of 2013
Financial Aid Officer
Sea Aggie Center
Room 911
Todd Sutherland
Executive Director, Student Affairs
Seibel Student Services Center
Room 101G

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 Dr. Kenyatta Y. Dawson at or 409-740-4582.
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 one additional meeting of your choice, and the final 2 hour training meeting.

Meetings and topics that have been discussed in the past are below:
Session 1 – Why be an Ally? History and Terminology (Mandatory)
Session 2, 3, and 4 – Politics, Laws, and Popular Media, LGBTQ and Religious and Cultural Interpretations, Coming Out and Emotional and Family Concerns, Transgender 101
Session 5 – Final Mandatory Training

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 one of the staff co-advisors 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.

Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Help