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Local News

There is a new First Lady at TAMU

todayMay 5, 2021

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Reveille X has officially ushered in a new era as Texas A&M University’s 10th mascot, a role she’s been preparing for since February, when she began shadowing outgoing mascot Reveille IX.

Now eight years old, Reveille IX will move to the Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center operated by the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, where she will live out a comfortable retirement just as Reveille VIII did until her death in 2018. Her successor was selected after a search process that lasted more than a year and a half.

Reveille X, a sable-and-white American Rough Coat Collie, comes to Aggieland from Juell Collies in Topeka, Kansas – the same breeder that donated Reveille VIII. She spent the last three months training under Reveille IX, acclimating to her new home – a campus of more than 70,000 students – and adjusting to the demands of mascot life.

At her side will be Mascot Corporal Lucas Scroggins, an engineering major from Little Elm, Texas.

Each year, a sophomore from Company E-2 – the Corps of Cadets outfit responsible for her care – is selected to serve as Reveille’s handler. Scroggins was handed the leash earlier this month by his older brother, Jacob Scroggins, who was Reveille IX’s handler four years ago.

They will have a very full schedule. Not only does Reveille serve as the highest-ranking member of the Corps of Cadets, she also goes to classes with her handler, attends football games and makes many appearances at charitable and promotional events on-and-off campus.

The transition between mascots was completed Friday at the Corps of Cadets Final Review at Kyle Field.

Reveille X is now the 10th in a long line of Reveilles dating back to 1931, when a group of cadets adopted a dog they found along Highway 6. Her name was inspired by her habit of barking when the bugler called reveille to wake the cadets each morning.

Reveille is called the “First Lady of Aggieland.”


Written by: Michelle Layton

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