Meet Tyler Stewart: Tyler Stewart currently serves as the 63rd MSC President and CEO. He is a senior biomedical science major from Lorena, Texas, and plans to graduate in May 2013. Tyler has been involved in the Memorial Student Center since his freshman year. He started in the freshmen leadership organization, MSC Freshmen in Service and Hosting (FISH), eventually serving as an assistant director and chair. Tyler was also selected as a delegate for the MSC Abbott Family Leadership Conference as well as the MSC Fall Leadership Conference. He has also served outside of the MSC as a Fish Camp Counselor.
The Return of the MSC Means Growth and Development for Students
The Memorial Student Center, the beloved campus living room at the heart of the Texas A&M campus, officially reopened after three years of renovation and expansion on April 21, 2012. But it wasn’t until the first week of September that students were able to welcome the building back with a Grand Opening Celebration.
Since that reopening, programs ranging from dances to formal lectures filled the halls of the MSC and highlighted features of the renovated building like never before. The grand opening party included diverse programs in and around the building, and departments from all across campus participated, including several MSC student programming committees, the Corps of Cadets, the Office of the Provost and many more student organizations from Student Activities.
These fantastic programs truly were a fitting way to welcome the home of the Aggie family back to campus, but they were also a great way to emphasize the MSC as a place of learning and growth for all students. The return of the MSC means students can enjoy another place to study, meet friends, eat or take between-class naps, but remembrance, awareness and intellectual enhancement are also part of the MSC’s — particularly the MSC’s student programming committees — role on campus.
This is a great time for enriching programming that will define this year’s agenda for the MSC’s 16 student-run committees. As we have throughout our 61 year history, we will offer an incredible array of programs throughout the year, including musicals, service events, cultural awareness weeks, leadership conferences and so much more. Many of these programs and opportunities cannot be found anywhere else on campus.
For example, the MSC Abbott Family Leadership Conference offers its delegates a chance to explore and challenge their personal beliefs about family, ethics and business. MSC Freshmen In Service and Hosting (MSC FISH) performs more than 5,000 hours of community service and gives Aggie students opportunities to make a difference on campus and in the community.
The MSC Committee for the Awareness of Mexican-American Culture (CAMAC) celebrates and educates Aggieland about the richness of Hispanic cultures, while movies, music, visual arts and professional Broadway shows are brought to campus thanks to the work of students in MSC Aggie Cinema, MSC Town Hall, MSC Visual Arts Committee and MSC OPAS.
These are just a few of the committees and opportunities that the MSC will offer students this year — and I’ve barely even scratched the surface! As you can see, the MSC offers a wide variety of ways to get involved and to grow during your time here at Texas A&M. The MSC will stretch your mind, inspire you to examine your perspectives and learn about the perspectives of others, cultivate your leadership skills and enhance your intellectual and cultural development. I encourage you to take part in this year’s programs. You never know how one new experience could change your life forever.
To learn more about the committees and programs of the MSC, go to msc.tamu.edu.