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State Rep. Keffer bestowed with A&M reward

Published: Monday, February 24, 2014

Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014 23:02

Texas State Rep. Jim Keffer was given the Friend of Texas A&M award on Monday for his work toward advancing higher education in the 83rd Texas Legislature.

The Friend of Texas A&M award was established in 1994 to recognize individuals or organizations who provide exceptional service or support to Texas A&M AgriLife. Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp said in a news release that Keffer’s service in the 83rd Legislature furthered university education
in Texas.

“Through our shared commitment to the future of Texas, the Texas A&M University System and State Rep. Jim Keffer are leading the way for quality, higher education across our nation,” Sharp said. “It has been a pleasure to work with such a dedicated public servant and I commend him for his efforts during the 83rd legislative session.”

Keffer was involved in legislative initiatives that increased financial aid for students in Texas universities and held a role in restoring the Hazlewood Program, which offers benefits to student veterans and
their dependents.


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