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By TAMU-Galveston
Galveston, Texas—February 26, 2018 — Texas A&M
University at Galveston’s 4th annual Mardi Gras Parade
Viewing Party was once again a huge success thanks to
supportive community members, sponsors, and attendees.
Not only does the A&M Mardi Gras event provide a
perfect venue to celebrate with family and friends, but it
also raises support for the campus through the George P.
Mitchell Society. A new permanent undergraduate scholarship
has been established each year with a portion of the
event proceeds. More than $80,000 was raised from this
year’s event.
Texas A&M Galveston, and the students who benefit
from these scholarships, owe a debt of gratitude to the
Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand© Hotel, who generously
underwrites the event each year. A heartfelt thank
you is extended to the 2018 honorary chairs, Melanie and
Col. Michael E. Fossum `80, Marilyn and Keith McFatridge
and Janice and Victor Pierson, along with committee
chairs, Marilyn McFatridge, Phyllis Milstein, Marie Robb
and Kelly Teichman.
The tireless efforts and unwavering support of Steve
Cunningham, Complex General Manager, Marty Miles,
Hotel Manager and Food & Beverage Director, and countless
members of the Tremont staff, are critical to the success
of the event.
Special recognition also to this year’s event table sponsors:
Linda and Bryon Bills Afton Incorporated, Bay-Houston
Towing, Bromberg Charitable Trust, Center for Texas
Beaches and Shores, Challenger Drilling, Inc., Classic Auto
Group Galveston, Marylyn and Steve Comstock, Jo Ellen
and Bob Dietz `71, Patty and Milton Frank, Hawkins Lease
Service, Inc. / E. Square Marine, Bill Hearn, Houston Pilots,
Mollie and Bill Laird, Kate and Ken Marx, Marilyn and
Keith McFatridge, Phyllis and Dr. Bernie Milstein, Moody
National Bank, Janice and Victor Pierson, Marie and Chris
Robb, The Teichman Family, Texas International Terminals
/ Callan Marine, and Elizabeth and Ken Theut. Special
thanks to Marie and Chris Robb for their donation of the
throw beads sold at the event.
Please calendar Saturday, March 2, 2019, and plan to
purchase your tickets early to enjoy a fun evening of great
food, music, dancing, and more at a prime parade viewing
location. Guests will even have the chance to take photos
with the First Lady of Aggieland, Reveille IX! Additional
information will be posted in the coming months at www.
The Texas A&M Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party,
established in 2015, was built from the legacy of George P.
Mitchell gala held for many, many years in Galveston.
The George P. Mitchell Society (GPMS) membership
is comprised of individuals and organizations committed
to the well-being of our oceans through maritime and
marine research, education and training. GPMS supports
student scholarships and activities, faculty and a variety
of programs at the Galveston campus of Texas A&M. For
information, or to donate to the George P. Mitchell Society,
please contact the office of Development at 409.740.4446.

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