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25 Years of Aggies Impacting Policy

25th Anniversary PPIP poster

As the Public Policy Internship Program at Texas A&M University commemorates its 25th Anniversary, it reflects on a rich history of cultivating future leaders in the realm of public service. Established in 1999, the program emerged as a collaborative effort between academia and the public sector, aiming to bridge the gap between theory and practice in policymaking. Over the past quarter-century, it has served as a springboard for countless students, propelling them into impactful careers in government, non-profits, and advocacy groups. From Capitol Hill to local municipalities, graduates of the program have left an indelible mark, shaping policies and driving change across diverse sectors.

Beyond the festivities, the 25th anniversary serves as a call to action to reaffirm the program's commitment to excellence and innovation. As the landscape of public policy continues to evolve, there's a renewed emphasis on equipping students with the skills, knowledge, and networks necessary to navigate complex challenges. The anniversary commemorations are not only a celebration of past accomplishments but also a recommitment to empowering the next generation of leaders who will tackle pressing issues with integrity, compassion, and expertise. As Texas A&M University looks to the future, the Public Policy Internship Program stands as a beacon of hope, fostering a legacy of service and making a difference in the world.

Upcoming Events

Join us in Washington, DC for the first event of the 25th Anniversary festivities! During this come-and-go event hosted at the Bush School DC teaching site, program alumni, hosting offices, and friends of the program are invited to reconnect and share their memories about PPIP! Come prepared to share as we will be collecting photos and video from attendees for a special video project!

July 25, 2024 25th Anniversary Celebration & Reception

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of Aggies Impacting Policy! Alumni, hosting offices, and friends of the program are invited to join us in Washington, DC for a special celebration and reception honoring 25 years of PPIP! More details to come for this invitation-only event!

October 5, 2024 25th Anniversary Tailgate

Maroon, white and PPIP! Celebrate 25 years of PPIP with a tailgate with alumni, friends, and supporters direct from Kyle Field. More information will be distributed as we arrive closer to the date. The PPIP 25th Anniversary Tailgate is being hosted by the Office of the Chancellor.