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2022: Year In Review    

January 2, 2023

By Taylor Bounds, Content Specialist

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Dr. Debbie Thomas Headshot

Galveston Campus Welcomes New Chief Academic Officer

Aggies by the Sea welcomed Dr. Debbie Thomas as the new Chief Academic Officer, bringing her exciting and innovative new perspective to the Galveston campus. 

Tarpoon Swimming in the Ocean

New Institute for Conservation of Coastal and Offshore Fishes

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents authorized the creation of the Gulf Research Institute for Highly Migratory Species at Texas A&M University at Galveston to aid in gathering critical data on highly migratory species to enhance protection and conservation in the Gulf of Mexico.

Juneteenth Mural on the Strand in Galveston

History of Juneteenth Seen & Felt Throughout Galveston

Galveston Island is the home of Juneteenth, so the newly-national holiday and the jubilation surrounding it have always had special meaning locally.

Training Ship Kennedy Sails in the Ocean

Texas A&M Brings 'A Taste of Texas' to Charleston

During Summer Sea Term 2022, Texas A&M University at Galveston welcomed the public onto the TS Kennedy for an afternoon to tour the ship, eat barbecue and ice cream, and dockside activities.

60th Anniversary Logo

Celebrating 60 Years of Marine & Maritime Excellence

2022 was the 60th anniversary of the Galveston campus. Texas A&M University at Galveston, home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, now has over 2,400 students, 12 undergraduate degree programs, five graduate degree programs and $21.5 million in research awards last year.

Student Plants a Tree at Big Event

Giving Back to Galveston: Big Event 2022

Texas A&M University at Galveston students selflessly served their community during the annual Big Event this year.

An aerial view of the Port of Galveston, a top U.S. cruise and cargo port, with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Grandeur of the Seas pictured in the foreground.

Galveston Wharves Aligns on Shore Power Project 

The Galveston Wharves, together with Carnival, CenterPoint Energy, Royal Caribbean, Shell and Texas A&M University at Galveston, will work toward potential solutions to develop environmentally beneficial shore power at the Port of Galveston.


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Taylor Bounds, Content Specialist

Texas A&M University at Galveston is the marine and maritime branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students 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 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 six state maritime academies and the only one in the southern United States, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world.

Texas A&M-Galveston is located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where it is surrounded by 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.