Published: Sunday, August 29, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 19:07
During final exams, some students get creative by making Aggie figures, such as Reveille or the "Gig ‘Em" sign, out of pennies and placing them as a good luck offering at the feet of Sully's statue in Academic Plaza. Typically, Aggies simply put a single coin at the feet of the former University president, for good luck. The story is that Sul Ross would tutor students, but would generously charge only a penny for their thoughts.
"He was once — and still is — a very important figure on campus. People still put pennies on Sully even if they don't know why. He's an example that just doing something small for others can have an impact for much longer time than you think," Teer said.