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Thank You for Your Spectacular Support at the 8th Annual Texas A&M University at Galveston Parade Viewing Party    

February 21, 2023

Guests, administrators, students and Reveille X pose in front of the Powell Arch.
Guests, administrators, students and Reveille X pose in front of the Powell Arch.

By Taylor Bounds, Content Specialist

Thanks to our amazing guests, the 8th Annual Mardi Gras Parade & Viewing Party was a roaring success! Hosted at and underwritten by the Tremont House, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, guests entered the Tremont Ballroom from 24th Street into the first floor of the ballroom where they could get a cocktail and a photo with this year’s honoree, the First Lady of Aggieland herself, Miss Reveille X. From there, attendees enjoyed dinner, dancing and a balcony view of the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade, complete with Texas A&M Maritime Academy cadets marching down the Strand. 

The sold-out event benefited the George P. Mitchell Society (GPMS), which provides funding for undergraduate students enrolled at Texas A&M University at Galveston. GPMS is comprised of individuals and organizations committed to the well being of the world’s oceans by supporting marine and maritime research, education, training, and more at the Galveston campus.

For over 30 years, Mitchell hosted Galveston’s premier Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party at The Tremont House. This event historically coincided with the grand opening of The Tremont House on February 16, 1985. In 2015, this traditional Mardi Gras event ushered in a new era in memory of Mitchell when Texas A&M-Galveston hosted the first official university-affiliated Mardi Gras parade viewing party.

The event was possible thanks to longtime friends and supporters of Texas A&M-Galveston, especially the dedication of the Mardi Gras committee members Marilyn McFatridge, Phyllis Milstein, Marie Robb and Kelly Teichman.


Thank you to our sponsors: 

Mollie & Bill Laird

Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust

Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas

Ports America

Roberta Avery

Bay-Houston Towing Co.

The Truelove/Busby Family

Templeton Bros. Construction, LLC & Caravella Coastal Properties

Richard Coleman & Friends

Kyle Comeaux

Galveston Texas City Pilots

GIA Insurance

Gulf Copper

Capt. Karl H. Haupt & Mr. James T. Brown, in honor of Bill Glenn & Robert Strobel, TMA Class of '81

Bill Hearn

Houston Pilots

The Rhoads & Lindskog Family

McFatridge & Milstein Families

Janine Morris

Cheryl & Frank Muller, Class of 1965

Janice & Victor Pierson

Moody National Bank

Lt. Col. Robert Schlagal, Corps of Cadets 1948, Trudy Schlagal Rea, Class of 1984, Alicia Rea, Class of 2002

Chairwoman Marie & Chris Robb

Sabine Pilots

Seaboard Marine

Kelly Teichman

Texas International Terminals

Renea' Turnbaugh

Classic Auto Galveston Group

Jonathan & Julie Whitworth

This event was generously underwritten by the Tremont House, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel.

Beads for sale were donated by Councilwoman Marie Robb.

Details on upcoming events hosted by the Galveston Campus will be available on



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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.