Texas A&M University will host a celebration Wednesday, April 29, marking the retirement of Reveille VIII, the university’s outgoing mascot. The celebration is open to the public and will be held at the Clayton Williams Jr. Alumni Center.
Beginning at 4 p.m., guests will have an opportunity to have photos taken with Reveille. Remarks by university officials and students will follow at 4:30 p.m. with the event concluding with a “mix and mingle” for guests from 5 to 6 p.m.
Texas A&M officials announced in March that another female collie had been selected as Reveille IX and she will assume her new role May 9 at the Corps of Cadets “Final Review” ceremony held as a prelude to the university’s spring commencement ceremonies.
University officials announced last September that Reveille VIII, who is completing her seventh year as mascot, would step down this May. She is set to retire to the Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center operated by Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where she will continue to receive special care.
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