Future of A&M's Mascot Soon to be Decided

A review of Texas A&M's mascot is nearing completion.

It was in February that the university announced Reveille VII would be retired at the end of the school year, but school officials also formed a committee to examine the future of the mascot, including whether its duties should be changed, or even its breed or species.

Increasing demands on the mascot in the community was part of the reason for the retirement of the current Reveille, and caused university officials to review the work load of the mascot.

According to Vice President for Student Affairs Dean Bresciani, the committee's recommendations should arrive at his desk any day now. Once he and others at the university examine the report, they'll make a decision on the mascot's future and announce it to the public.

A dog named Reveille has been A&M's mascot since 1931, according to the university's website. Reveille III was the first collie to become the First Lady of Aggieland, and it has been a collie ever since.

Reveille VII's last officials duties as mascot will come during the Corps of Cadets' Final Review on May 10.

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