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Aggieland Saturday by the Sea Saturday, Oct. 17    

October 7, 2020


Aggieland Saturday by the Sea will be held via Zoom Saturday, October 17, 2020.

By Andréa Bolt, Content Manager, Division of Marketing & Communications

Texas A&M University at Galveston is proud to host another Aggieland Saturday by the Sea Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The signature campus preview event is specifically designed to give prospective students a sneak peek into life as an Aggie by the Sea. 

This event will be run through Zoom and will allow students to learn about the Galveston Campus's specialized ocean industry, science, engineering, university and liberal studies degree programs. 

Texas A&M-Galveston’s Chief Operating Officer, Texas A&M University Vice President and Texas A&M Maritime Academy Superintendent Col. Michael E. Fossum ‘80 USAFR (Ret.) will give a welcome address, and our Yell Leaders will get attendees in the Fightin' Texas Aggie spirit!

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore Texas A&M-Galveston's unique ocean-oriented offerings, including an exclusive tour of our on-campus Sea Life Facility, a dynamic look at how we use our ship simulators to train Texas A&M Maritime Academy cadets, a close-up look at our SCUBA diving programs and diving minor, and much more. 

Ambassadors from the Student Enrollment Services department will be on hand for a helpful Q&A session and members of the maritime academy administration will host an "Ask Me Anything" forum. 

This event is designed as an all-access pass to showcase Texas A&M-Galveston to high school juniors, seniors and potential transfer students. 

Aggieland Saturday by the Sea is normally an in-person event on the Galveston Campus, but due to ongoing safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have elected to move this year's preview days online. 

Learn more and register today: https://recruiter.tamug.edu/register/?id=ff24c2e5-28a2-49bb-a779-a8f78a036b29

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Media contact:
Andréa Bolt
Communications Specialist
a_bolt@tamug.edu



Texas A&M University at Galveston is an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M’s sea-grant portion of Texas A&M’s rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.
 
Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of seven in the U.S. and the only academy integrated into a Tier 1 academic institution, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world. Texas A&M-Galveston is ideally located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where is it surrounded by the industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.

If you are interested in supporting this endeavor or research, please contact the Texas A&M University at Galveston Office of Development by email at GiveToSeaAggies@txamfoundation.com or by calling (409) 740-4481.