Downtown Dallas buzzed with excitement as the glittering “alum-inatti” of East Texas State University and Texas A&M University-Commerce gathered together to celebrate the university’s 125th anniversary at Union Station. Experience stations showed alumni the exciting new clubs, activities and advances the university is making. Featured stations were the Mayo Review, the student-run literary journal, and the University Playhouse Puppeteers, a budding organization focusing on puppetry in theatre.
The evening included a touching tribute to the present and past presidents of the university, spanning all the way back to William Mayo. An exciting list of donors was also recognized as they were inducted into the various honor societies: President’s Circle, Cornerstone, Legacy, Rayburn, Heritage, Founders, Traditions, and the Society of 1889. Guests participated in a silent auction with over 30 prizes, including a basket from A&M-Commerce’s own Twin Oaks Blueberry Farm. To capture the spirit and excitement of The Royal Roar, guests were able to enjoy a live band and a photo booth.
Photos from the event are now available at tamuc.edu/RoyalRoarPhotos.