With this ring
The class ring is an important symbol of an impressive achievement. As defined in the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Vision Statement:
The Texas A&M Health Science Center is a premier assembly of colleges devoted to educating health professionals and researchers who possess extraordinary competence and integrity.
By wearing the TAMHSC ring, you identify yourself as a member of a proud community that is dedicated to improving lives through compassionate health care and superior science.
Symbolism of the TAMHSC ring
The open book represents knowledge, the practical vision that forms the foundation of professional education, as well as discoveries yet to be made.
Rising from the book’s page is a symbol of our vital enterprise — the sharing of knowledge with others and transferring of discoveries into life-altering techniques and technologies. This mark represents the basis of life itself — the double helix of DNA — signifying your dedication to pursuing new understandings and devoting yourselves to improving lives in Texas, the nation and the world.
The leaves represent laurel. Laurel signifies achievement and honor; also, a token of peace and a symbol of victory. Laurel is symbolic of accomplishment.
All degree credentials are not shown above.
Eligibility for purchasing a ringYou are eligible to order a TAMHSC ring during the semester in which you apply and are approved for graduation. Please note that you must complete all of the graduation requirements of your academic program in order to apply for graduation. Once your application for graduation has been submitted and approved, you will receive an email from the registrar confirming eligibility to order a ring.
Before you place your orderTAMHSC students are unable to purchase rings from Balfour online at this time. However, you are encouraged to visit Balfour’s website for answers to frequently asked questions and to access information about Balfour’s payment options, as well as other useful information.
Balfour’s main website: http://www.balfour.com
Balfour Customer Service: http://www.balfour.com/College/CustomerService
Contact Balfour at 1-866-BALFOUR
When ordering your ring, you will be asked to provide the following:Institution: Texas A&M Health Science Center
Component: College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, etc.
School number: See “TX” number in chart below
Account number: See “BK” number in chart below
Degree letters: MD, DDS, etc.
Graduation Date: YYYY
Style: Silver, white or yellow gold
(If ordering gold, identify the preferred finish – antiqued or natural.)
Size: Visit your component’s student affairs office if you need assistance with sizing.
Engraving: Up to 18 spaces inside at no additional cost and another 12 spaces (if needed) for $5.
Credit Card Number: Your credit card information
Mailing Address: Your mailing address
|College/School||School Number||School Account Number|
|College of Medicine||TX 138479||BK 16680 16|
|College of Medicine (Temple Campus)||TX 083630||BK 09745 16|
|School of Graduate Studies
||TX 083708||BK 09748 16|
|School of Rural Public Health||TX 083699||BK 09747 16|
|Baylor College of Dentistry||TX 083666||BK 09746 16|
|Irma L. Rangel College of Pharmacy
||TX 138477||BK 80032 16|
|College of Nursing
||TX 142681||BK 09906|
|Silver*||10K Gold*||14K Gold*||18K Gold*|
|B876L1 (Men’s Traditional)||$445||$820||$1,105||$1,455|
|B876XS (Women’s Traditional)||$405||$575||$725||$900|
|*Prices posted above do not include shipping and handling. Charges are current as of January 2012 and are subject to change at Balfour's discretion. Please verify the cost at the time you place your ring order.
Balfour has provided “ring sizers” to the student affairs offices at each college/school.
Once you place an order, it takes approximately six to eight weeks to receive your ring.
For more ordering information, contact:
c/o Rebecca Mullen
7211 Circle S Road
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: (512) 632-8631
Fax: (512) 264-2955