Aggie Moms are a
vital part of student life

Rachel Gonzáles

In 1983 Rachel Gonzáles, a San Antonio native, was the first Hispanic to become the President of the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Clubs. At the time of her election, she was the librarian at Highlands High School. She was a member of a large Aggie family with her eight brothers, her husband Ralph, her son Robert and numerous nieces and nephews all graduating from Texas A&M. In 1956, the student body of Texas A&M voted her mother, María V. Reyes, “Aggie Mother of the Year.”

María V. Reyes

María V. Reyes receives her plaque as 1956 Aggie Mother of the Year from President of the Student Senate Byron A. Parham ‘56 as her son Mike V. Reyes ‘56 and her husband Carlos look on.

Cushing Memorial Library & Archives • Texas A&M University Libraries