7.27.17 Purple Thursday 

Making the decision to go to Tarleton State University was one of the best and most exciting opportunities I had ever been given. I’ve told you before and I’ll tell you again: the four years I spent at Tarleton were the best years of my life. I found my best friends, I learned about life and love, I had more free time in one day of college than I did in four years of high school, I worked multiple jobs, I got an A in socializing, attended most sporting events, was involved on campus, lived at the Rec Center, and somewhere in all that attended enough class to graduate with a degree in Interdisciplinary Business. 

And now, it’s been 12 years since I started that journey and the university that holds my heart is still loving me back. When I got home Sunday there was a surprise waiting for me addressed from Tarleton. PURPLE EXPLOSION!!

Got my swag and I’m pumped to brag about it! Too bad it won’t be cool enough to wear the pullover to Tarleton night at the Rangers. Included in the goodies were two very kind, encouraging letters from two of my favorite Tarleton Texans:

Dr. Dottavio, President of Tarleton, and the man who autographed my diploma

My friend, the man, the myth, the legend: Dr. Kyle McGregor, Vice President for Advancement & External Relations

How awesome is that? If you ever questioned why I continue to bleed purple, this is just one example of why I’ll always be a Tarleton Texan. From my car, to my office, to anything and everything that can be purple, I’m reppin TSU every chance I get. And being right smack in the middle of Horned Frog territory, it’s crucial that everyone knows my alliance. So thank YOU Kyle and Dr. Dottavio for the awesome additions of purple – I’m in heaven!

And the best part is: I’m watching sweet babes like this grow up to be future Tarleton Texans and bleed purple with us 

Did you know John Tarleton walked from Tennessee to Texas carrying his pet duck, Oscar P? 

Did you know Tarleton is home to the oldest spirit organization, the Purple Poo, in Texas?
Did you know the smokestack lights up purple when we win and that there’s one brick inside of it?

Ever forward, ever onward

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