Al Pulliam

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Al Pulliam, originally from Mississippi, has been a resident of the Bryan/College Station community since attending college at Texas A&M University over 30 years ago.  A former member of the Texas A&M Basketball Team, he graduated from Texas A&M in 1987.  As the first member of his family to attend college, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Science.

Following graduation, he had the opportunity to travel abroad and continue his basketball career in Europe for a few years before returning to Texas A&M to take a position in the TAMU Office of Admissions.   After a few years in admissions his career path led him back into the athletic area to serve as the scholastic supervisor for the Aggie men’s basketball program and the Aggie men’s and women’s track and field program.  As the academic supervisor, he was very blessed to cultivate relationships with amazing student athletes whom he advised and mentored and now considers them as colleagues and friends.

After years in athletics, he was offered an opportunity to join the Texas A&M Foundation in development as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, raising funds for programs within the University.   He spent years working with multi-national corporations to fund programs & scholarships in many of Texas A&M’s academic colleges.  A specific area of focus in this role for over 20 years has been raising funds to support hundreds of scholarships for underrepresented groups, including minorities and first-generation students.

While holding these professional positions, Al still maintains a relationship within the local community through youth coaching and mentoring youth organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club.   He teaches basketball skills and mentors young athletes with the focus to stay in school and to be an asset to their home and community.

Al’s wife Shawn is also a 1988 graduate of Texas A&M University, and they have two sons Adrian and Trey who are currently enrolled in college.  He is also blessed to have a two-year-old grandson named Melo.

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