Maggie’s Magic Wand: Longtime Student Counseling Director Leaves A Legacy Of Progress At Texas A&M

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By Sondra White, Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs
Editor’s note: Family, friends and colleagues of Maggie Gartner are invited to a reception on Monday, Dec. 18, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the MSC Bethancourt Ballroom. Guests are invited to bring donations of non-perishable food items for the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

Whenever her time with a student or colleague comes to an end, Maggie Gartner hands each person a magic wand and recites a special blessing to honor their time together.

“I wave it over their heads to remind them that the real magic is not inside the wand, but in their hearts and minds. I want them to remember that the work we do as counselors can work like magic.”

After 22 years at Texas A&M University, the Washington State native has earned her Aggie title with much more than magic. During that time, she has…

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