Texas A&M mascot to retire at the end of the year

Texas A&M announced that the Aggies' mascot Reveille VIII will be retiring at the end of the academic year.

Reveille VIII, who has faithfully served as the Texas A&M mascot, will formally retire following Final Review at the conclusion of the spring 2015 semester or upon selection of her successor.  Until that time, she will continue to function in her current role as the First Lady of Aggieland.

Reveille VIII has served as Texas A&M's mascot since August 2008, and the search for her replacement is underway. The decision was made by the veterinarians at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who will continue to take care of Reveille VIII at the Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center on campus.