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OPENING CEREMONY C. E. Coppock presided at the opening ceremony at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association. Welcomingremarks were given by Gary C. Smith (upper left), Head, Department of Animal Science; H. O. Kunkel (upper right), Dean, College of Agriculture; O. D. Butler (lower left), Associate Deputy Chancellor for Agriculture; and David G. Smokier (lower right), owner of Holtex Farms, Lancaster, TX, and President of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Texas A&M University, the state's first public institution of higher learning, was established in 1876 as a land-grant college. It grew rapidly as an all-male, all-military institution, teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. In keeping with the diversified and expanded character of the institution, the 58th Legislature of Texas, on August 23, 1963 changed the name of the Agricul- tural and Mechanical College of Texas to Texas A&M University. Women were admitted in 1963, and military training became voluntary in 1965. Currently, 36,846 students, including 6,162 in the Graduate College, are enrolled in the university. The University also supports the largest Corps of Cadets outside of the military academies with about 2,000 young men and women carrying on the traditions of the Corps. The Sterling C. Evans Library has holdings of 1.4 million volumes. The Data Processing Center is equipped with an Amdahl 470 V/6-11 and an Amdahl 470 V/8. There are about 300 other computers, from microcomputers through large-scale computers, many of which, along with about 1,000 terminals of various types, access the main computer system via dial-up or dedicated com- munication lines. Millions of Texans benefit from the Texas A&M University Systems statewide extension and experiment efforts including the programs of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas Engineering Exten- sion Service, Texas Forest Service, Texas Transportation Institute, and Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Adademic units of the Texas A&M University System include Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Prairie View A&M University, and Tarleton State University. 2121

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OPENING CEREMONY

C. E. Coppock presided at the opening ceremony at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association. Welcoming remarks were given by Gary C. Smith (upper left), Head, Department of Animal Science; H. O. Kunkel (upper right), Dean, College of Agriculture; O. D. Butler (lower left), Associate Deputy Chancellor for Agriculture; and David G. Smokier (lower right), owner of Holtex Farms, Lancaster, TX, and President of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America.

T E X A S A&M UNIVERSITY

Texas A&M University, the state's first public institution of higher learning, was established in 1876 as a land-grant college. It grew rapidly as an all-male, all-military institution, teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. In keeping with the diversified and expanded character of the institution, the 58th Legislature of Texas, on August 23, 1963 changed the name of the Agricul- tural and Mechanical College of Texas to Texas A&M University. Women were admitted in 1963, and military training became voluntary in 1965. Currently, 36,846 students, including 6,162 in the Graduate College, are enrolled in the university. The University also supports the largest Corps of Cadets outside of the military academies with about 2,000 young men and women carrying on the traditions of the Corps.

The Sterling C. Evans Library has holdings of 1.4 million volumes. The Data Processing Center is equipped with an Amdahl 470 V/6-11 and an Amdahl 470 V/8. There are about 300 other computers, from microcomputers through large-scale computers, many of which, along with about 1,000 terminals of various types, access the main computer system via dial-up or dedicated com- munication lines.

Millions of Texans benefit from the Texas A&M University Systems statewide extension and experiment efforts including the programs of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas Engineering Exten- sion Service, Texas Forest Service, Texas Transportation Institute, and Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

Adademic units of the Texas A&M University System include Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Prairie View A&M University, and Tarleton State University.

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