To the Tip o’ Texas for our Brownsville Send-off



Last week I traveled to Brownsville for one of my favorite events of the year, the Brownsville “Senior Send-off.” The Brownsville Chapter of the Texas Exes started this tradition 18 years ago and it’s still going strong. I met with 40 incoming freshmen from Cameron and Willacy counties and visited with their parents and area alumni as well.

The Texas Exes coordinate about 15 of these events every summer, and they can range from a backyard picnic for a few local students headed to the Forty Acres to Dallas’ 400-student Send-off complete with organizational booths. No matter what the scale of the event, I know that these Send-offs are exciting for students, reassuring to parents, and meaningful service for alumni.

A big thank you goes out to all our Texas Exes volunteers around the country for helping these new Longhorns get off to a good start.

 Hook ’em Horns,

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  1. Letty Fernandez says:

    President Powers…a big THANK YOU to you for coming to our sendoff. Having you there always makes such a big difference to our students and their families, knowing that you took time out from your very busy schedule. Bringing Oscar Casares on this road trip was such a big treat. Seeing someone from their home town do well, I know, will inspire our new Longhorns. We hope our sendoff in a small way helps our students know that they are now part of a big family and that alumni back home are there to help them succeed. For me personally..this is my favorite event. Thank you for being a part of this. Hook em!