Sammy Ray and Fort Crockett
When new doors open, old doors close. It is simply the way of progress.
For TAMUG in this 2010-2011 academic year, doors that opened at the beginning of the fall semester welcomed our distinguished science faculty into their new offices and laboratories in the state-of-the-art Ocean and Coastal Studies Building.
Even as we continue to celebrate this new building as the portal to the university’s scientific discovery and exploration, we need to take what may be a final look back to where our journey began. To know about the Fort Crockett facility is to know about the promise and purpose of TAMUG and the Texas Maritime Academy.
There is no better way to salute the old building – that was our first campus, first classroom facility, first dormitory, first dining hall facility and essential scientific research/laboratory facility – than to view it through the eyes of the man who loves her the most.
To the surprise of practically everyone in the Texas A&M University at Galveston community during the 2010 fall semester our living legend and institutional treasure, Dr. Sammy Ray, moved his office and laboratory from Fort Crockett to the Mitchell Campus on Pelican Island...(Full