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AAPI Heritage Month on the Galveston Campus    

April 3, 2023

By Taylor Bounds, Content Specialist

Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month celebrations will be on campus all month long! Although AAPI Heritage Month is typically celebrated in May, The 1973 Center and Asian & Pacific Islander Student Association (APISA) at Texas A&M University at Galveston join other universities in celebrating it in April to allow students to have the opportunity to celebrate while still on campus.

AAPI Heritage Month is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. In 1977, the United States Congress chose the first ten days of May to commemorate the history and contributions of Asian American communities here in the US. The week's observance later became a month-long celebration. The AAPI umbrella term includes cultures from the entire Asian continent—including East, Southeast, and South Asia—and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. 

Join us in celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Galveston campus!


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Taylor Bounds

Texas A&M University at Galveston is the marine and maritime branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in science, business, engineering, liberal arts and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M's rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.

Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime academies and the only one in the southern United States, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world.

Texas A&M-Galveston is located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where it is surrounded by industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.