Aggie Ally

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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


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


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.

***Fall 2014 Aggie Ally Training is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students who are employed by TAMUG.***

Date Topic
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 Why be an Ally? History and Terms (Mandatory)
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 Politics, Laws, and Popular Media & LGBTQ and Religious and Cultural Interpretations
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 Coming Out & Emotional and Family Concerns
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 Transgender 101
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 Final Mandatory Training with Lunch (Mandatory)

        ***Spring 2015 Aggie Ally Training is open to students who attend TAMUG.***

Date Topic
Tuesday, February 11th, 2015 Why be an Ally? Alpha Game (Mandatory)
Tuesday, February 18th, 2015 Gray Areas
Tuesday, February 25th, 2015 "It Gets Better"
Tuesday, March 4th, 2015 Ally Panel/FEM Night
Tuesday, March 11th, 2015 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 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 dates are as follows: January 27, February 24, March 31, and April 28.

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.

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