Alexandra González Rainey graduated in 2015 from Texas A&M University with a degree in agricultural economics. Originally from Brownsville, Texas, and a third generation Aggie, there was no question “Ale” would attend Texas A&M. A highly involved student leader, she held various positions during her undergraduate career, including Chair of Traditions Council, Executive and Founding Member of the Aggie Network Student Ambassadors, and was the student speaker at her graduation ceremony in 2015. In 2016, she earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management, and in May 2018, graduated with a Master’s in Public Service and Administration from The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M where she served the student body as Chief Ambassador, which is the chief student leader position at the Bush School. From 2013 to 2019, Ale worked her way up at The Association of Former Students serving as Executive Student Assistant to the President and CEO during her undergraduate years to her full-time role as Development Specialist, fundraising for major gifts such as the Endowed Century Club and Capital Priorities for The Association. In July 2019, Ale transitioned into a new role at the Texas A&M Foundation as Director of Development for the Bush School of Government and Public Service. In this role, Ale focuses on strategic major gift fundraising alongside the Bush School dean, faculty, and students to achieve Texas A&M’s LeadbyExample campaign. This year, she serves the Brazos County A&M Club as Immediate Past President and is a member of The Association of Former Students Young Alumni Advisory Council. During her free time, you’ll find Ale at the gym, on an adventure with her husband, Jayton Rainey ’15, and their black Lab, Rudder, and black cat, Ranger, or involved with their church, St. Mary’s Catholic Center.
Bob Palmarez graduated from Texas A&M in May, 1973 with a degree in accounting and business administration. He grew up in south Texas and graduated from Karnes City High School in 1969. He worked for several years for a national CPA firm in Houston before moving on to pursue his entrepreneurial goals. Bob has spent most of his life starting and building small businesses.
Presently, he and his daughter, Elena Becker ’10, and a third partner, own and operate Signature Select Services providing home care services to the Brazos Valley community.
Bob and his wife Pam moved to College Station in 2007. They are avid sports fans and follow all Aggie sports. They actively support and volunteer in different events in the community.
Larry graduated from Texas A&M in August, 1976 with a degree in Civil Engineering. A 1st generation Aggie in the Corps of Cadets, company H1, S2 and 6th Battalion Staff. Larry was commissioned into the US Navy and spent 26 years active duty and reserved, retiring in 2002 as a Captain. His civilian career was 38 years in the oil refining business with Valero Energy in Corpus Christi, Texas (in Maintenance and Operations management). He retired on April, 2018 and moved to College Station to be closer to both daughters (Erika Bridges’02 & Erin Walden’09).
Marci Raley graduated in 2018 from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agriculture Leadership and Development. Growing up on a ranch outside of Brenham, Tx, Marci developed a passion for agriculture, Blue Bell and Texas A&M. During her time at Texas A&M, Marci was involved in the department of AGLS and served on the leadership team for Aggie Network Student Ambassadors. She thoroughly enjoyed her job in the Aggie Ring Office. Each day her love for Texas A&M grew as she learned about different Aggie Stories and saw first hand the power of the Aggie Network. After graduating she accepted a position with Caldwell Companies on their marketing and sales team for Mission Ranch. During her free time, you will find her enjoying a delicious meal at a local restaurant or on Sunday morning attending church at Grace Bible.
Marci looks forward to meeting the members of the Brazos Valley A&M Club and serving as the Vice President of Events and Member Engagement. If you see her around town be sure to stop and say hi, as she would love to learn about your Aggie Story.
As a fourth generation Aggie Ross Brady ’14 grew up around the traditions of Texas A&M. While on campus he was privileged to be a part of several outstanding organizations including the Corps of Cadets (Company A-2) and the MSC Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA). After graduating from the College of Architecture with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning Ross continued his studies at the Bush School of Government and Public Service with a degree in Public Administration. Since graduation Ross has worked in municipal government for the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and College Station, Texas.
Gary is a native of Bryan, Texas and received a BS in Chemistry from Texas A&M followed by an MS in Chemistry from The California Institute of Technology. For 22 years he held numerous positions in research and management with The Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas. Gary then was employed by Lloyd’s Register, Inc., a global company providing certification to international quality, environmental and safety standards for companies in many different industries, including automotive, aerospace, chemical, medical devices and manufacturing. After 18 years Gary retired from Lloyd’s Register as the Americas Region Technical Operations Manager. Gary has been married to his wife, Judy, for 45 years and they are enjoying living on their Aggie Hill Ranch in Washington, Texas. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. Much of Gary’s retirement time is spent attending grandchildren’s events, watching Aggie sports, and raising beef cattle.