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BIMS Board

The BIMS Board is a new endeavor the college is supporting in an effort to increase current and former student engagement, increase student scholarship opportunities, and increase job and internship placement opportunities.

We are looking for former students who are interested in serving as mentors and guest speakers, providing job and internship opportunities for our students, and engaging other Aggies and the community in BIMS Board initiatives. Join us in supporting the future of our Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences graduates.

For more information contact Eliana Mijangos at or 979.845.1533.

Current Board

  • Dr. Nathan Hodges ’96, DDS
    Rockwall, TX

  • Ms. Jennifer Bell ’73
    Senior Compliance Consultant, Baylor Scott & white
    Dallas, TX

  • Dr. Anne Emshoff ’90, DVM
    Manager, USDA
    San Antonio, TX

  • Dr. Anna Whitling ’91, Pharm. D.
    Fort Worth, TX

  • Mr. Ricardo Diaz ’00
    Vice President Clinical Support Services, St. Joseph Hospital
    Bryan, TX

  • Mr. Jaime Valverde ’94
    Research Science Manager, Lockheed Martin
    Houston, TX

  • Mrs. Debby Gonzales ’82, MBA
    Coca-Cola, Retired
    Houston, TX

  • Dr. Harvey Crumm ’76, DVM
    Academic Affairs Senior Manager, Zoetis
    Georgetown, TX

Member Guidelines

  • Donate $1,500 on an annual basis or a major gift. Of this donation:
    • $1,200 will go towards scholarships
    • $300 towards board operating costs
    • Discounts available to alumni who graduated within the last 10 years
  • Serve a 3-year term
  • Mentor one or more of our 2,280 current student(s)
  • Engage other alumni and the community in Texas A&M BIMS initiatives
  • Attend 2 meetings per year
  • Host Aggie socials if called upon in your local community
  • Serve as a guest speaker
  • Conduct mock interviews
  • Sponsor or participate in etiquette dinners

Total membership goal: 25

BIMS Student


Young Alumni Advisory Council

Young alumni are classified as students who have graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences within the last 10 years. Their purpose is to actively promote and enhance the mission, values, and vision of the college and Texas A&M University by assisting and serving the needs of this demographic through professional development, community service, social networking, and philanthropic endeavors. This committee will serve to foster current student engagement and student transition into the workforce. This committee will also focus on marketing and communications, as well as best practices for engaging young alumni.

  • Mr. Jacob Hammond ’13
    Graduate Student (human medicine), Texas A&M College of Medicine
    College Station, TX

  • Ms. Chinma Onyewuenyi ’15
    Graduate Student (human medicine), Baylor College of Medicine
    Waco, TX

  • Ms. Alex Lam ’15
    Graduate Student

  • Kayla Fishbeck ’15
    Graduate Student (toxicology), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Baltimore, MD

Biomedical Sciences

The BIMS Program at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is the largest degree-granting undergraduate major at Texas A&M University, with a student enrollment of 2,280 for 2015–16. BIMS students make up a large portion of Aggie students accepted by Texas medical (68%), dental (60%), and veterinary (37%) professional schools. Currently, 27.4% of BIMS majors are first-generation college students. The tenacity of the students and the rigor of the program has prepared them for a variety of career paths. With the cost of tuition to pursue a medical profession rising to an average of $9,645 per semester (DARS, Fall 2014/Spring 2015), scholarship, internship, and job placement support are crucial to BIMS student success.


First Generation

Cultural Competencies


Professional Schools