J-Aggie of the Week Presents Cory Nagelberg!

Sunday, 9 February, 2014 - 8:12 pm

 Jewish Aggie of the WEEK 



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What is your name?

Cory Aaron Nagelberg

Where are you from?

East Brunswick, New Jersey

What was your major and why did you decide to pursue such a degree?

Agricultural Economics, with a certificate in Meat Science. I came to A&M with the desire to start a Kosher slaughterhouse (seriously).

Why did you choose Texas A&M? How did a Jersey boy like you find College Station?

I chose A&M because it felt like home. I took a tour here sort of as a way to kill time between two other college tours, and fell in love with the place.

Do you have any older or younger siblings?  

I have a younger brother, Jesse, and a younger sister, Hayley.

Do you have any animals and do they have any tricks?

I have a dog named Steve. He knows “Sit” and “come let me rub your tummy.”

What is your favorite book? Why?

My favorite book is The Godfather, by Mario Puzo, because I think it is the greatest story of an immigrant who seeks out the American dream.

Where did you go to high school?

Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union, now Gold Och Academy, in West Orange, NJ

What is your favorite Jewish food?

My grandmothers’ Gefillte Fish

What is your favorite food?

A hot dog with mustard, sauerkraut, and hot peppers.

Favorite Jewish childhood memory?

Learning to read Torah trope

What has been your favorite Chabad experience until now?

Going to the Student Kinnus in Crown Heights and experiencing Shabbos at 770 Eastern Parkway.

What is one thing that would enhance Jewish life on campus?

A quality bagel place

Have you ever traveled outside of the United States? If so, where?

I’ve been fortunate to go to many countries, including Mexico, Costa Rica, Israel, Jordan, England, Wales, Canada, Venezuela, and many island nations in the Caribbean.

Have you ever been to Israel? If so, what was your most significant significance there? (emotional, spiritual, inspiring, funny)

I’ve been to Israel a number of times, and the most significant experience I’ve had, each time, is going to Har Herzl and visiting the military cemetery.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?


If you could pick one superpower what would it be? Why?

Super-speed. I would love to get around without dealing with planes and 26 hour car rides.

What was the most thrilling experience in your life?

Every time I play hockey and a shot comes at me is a thrill.

If you had a message for freshmen what would it be?

There are three things you can choose to do each week, and you only have enough time to do two: sleep, study, and party. The trick to a successful college career is to never do the same two for two weeks in a row.

What do you love most about being an Aggie (I mean you’re always an Aggie)? WHOOP!

Being able to introduce myself to anyone on the face of this Earth with an Aggie ring as “Cory Nagelberg, Class of ’14, what year are you?”

What has been your most enjoyable class at university thus far?

Meats – ANSC 307

What was the best job you held while here on campus?

Antonio’s Pizza by The Slice

What is your favorite color (think the whole Crayola color scheme)?

Heather Grey

In your spare time what do you like to do?

Play with my dog, read, go shooting play music, and play hockey

Did you prefer living on campus or off campus?


If you could have one wish for anything in the world what would it be?

For everyone I love to be happy

Cory, I know that you are graduating soon, what are you most looking forward to after graduating? What are you going to miss the most?

I’m most looking forward to the opportunities that the next stage of my life will present to me. I’m going to miss being able to swing by Chabad anytime I want (day or night) and just kick back with Rabbi and Manya.

Do you have any post-graduation plans come May?

I am moving to Boston, Massachusetts, and getting a “real” job.

What do you love most about Jewish life on campus?

I love that every Shabbos people from all walks of life and all parts of campus come to Chabad and make one big happy community.

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