Belgian Economic Mission
Welcome to Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium.
"The mission built up both the historic relationship and the ongoing business affiliation between the Kingdom of Belgium and Texas A&M University. Officials from Texas A&M and Belgium companies and universities signed a series of agreements on Wednesday 7, at Rudder Theater."
"On behalf of Texas A&M, President Michael K. Young accepted the Walloon Merit Award from His Excellency Jean-Claude Marcourt." It's an honorary distinction of the Walloon Region established by the decree of March 31,2011. It's awarded every year in Namur at the Walloon Region festival by the Walloon government whereby the Walloon authorities recognize "any physical or legal person whose talent or merits has done or does honor to Wallonia to an exceptional extent and thus contributes in a significant way to its influence.
HRH Princess Astrid bestowing upon Mr. William M. Peña, Class of 1942 and a World War II veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, an honorary distinction (Commander in the Order of the Crown).