Amidst this relentless heat, an act of compassion shines through, casting a shadow of relief to the construction crew building the Mays Business Education Complex and the Wayne Roberts ’85 Building.

Chris Valletta ’00, a proud former student of Texas A&M University and a valued member of the Mays Dean’s Advisory Board, along with his company MISSION, has made a meaningful contribution. Coordinated through the Texas A&M Foundation, they have donated MISSION cooling towels, hats, and gaiters to our entire construction crew – a simple yet impactful gesture that provides much-needed relief from the scorching heat.

MISSION was created to support individuals leading an active lifestyle, enabling them to thrive even in the heat. With thoughtful design and state of the art technology, MISSION makes high-performance cooling and heat-relief gear that’s scientifically proven to take the heat, so you don’t have to—keeping you cool and comfortable as you live, work, and play every day.

Our construction crew have worked through this blistering heat, dedicating their days to creating structures that will help shape our future. Recognizing the challenges they face, Chris and MISSION have provided a relief that goes beyond physical comfort. The donation of cooling towels doesn’t just provide a momentary break from the heat; it’s a symbol of care, a gesture that says, “Your well-being matters.”

This act of kindness aligns the core values of Texas A&M University. The Aggie Core Values of Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service stand as the guiding principles for every Aggie. Chris and MISSION have beautifully demonstrated the values of Respect and Selfless Service through their donation. Their commitment to supporting those who work in challenging conditions showcases how Aggie Core Values are not just words but a way of life. These values bleed through in Chris’s leadership at MISSION as a Co-Founder and Chief Strategy & Development Officer.

This donation serves as a reminder of the profound impact one act of generosity can have. It’s a ripple effect that starts with a simple donation of cooling towels but extends beyond. It inspires others to think of ways they can contribute, whether big or small, to the betterment of those serving us. It encourages us all to consider how we can ease the burdens of others in our community.

Chris Valletta ’00 and MISSION have demonstrated that making a difference doesn’t always require grand gestures. Sometimes, it’s the simplest acts that leave the deepest impressions.

Thank you again for your generosity and for serving our teams well.


Click Here to see photos of the gear being handed out to our construction crew!