WT Alumni Association Seeks to Reactivate Amarillo/Canyon Chapter

Chip Chandler Jul 20, 2021
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WT Alumni Association Seeks to Reactivate Amarillo/Canyon Chapter

Photo: West Texas A&M University alumni gather at a 2018 party at The Resplendent Garden. Plans call for the reactivation of an Amarillo/Canyon chapter of the WT Alumni Association.


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CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s Alumni Association is reaching out to its biggest block of potential members with an upcoming social event in Canyon.

Alumni Association Executive Director Ronnie Hall said he wants to reactivate an Amarillo/Canyon chapter of the association, and he has more than 20,000 potential members.

“The biggest concentration of WT alumni, by far, is in the Amarillo and Canyon area, and those alumni deserve to have a strong, healthy and involved chapter,” Hall said. “We’re looking for alumni who want to be engaged in all of the exciting developments at WT so they can help us spread the word and, potentially, volunteer to serve in or lead the chapter.”

Alumni are invited to enjoy yard games, snacks and social activities during a party that will run from 7 to 9 p.m. July 29 at Honey Buzz Winery at Creek House Honey Farm, 5005 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Two free drink tickets will be provided to each guest.

Active alumni can help foster pride in the University, build and enrich relationships among themselves, and create opportunities for lifelong engagement among the University, alumni and community.

WT graduates also may take part in the WT Alumni Scholars program, which allows alumni to recommend WT admission for up to five potential students per admission cycle from any high school or community college.

Engaged alumni and responsiveness to the region’s needs both are crucial parts of the University’s long-term plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. With enrollment of more than 10,000, WT offers 60 undergraduate degree programs, 40 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.