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Silver Taps To Honor 3 Aggies Feb. 1

In one of the university's oldest traditions, deceased Aggies are honored in a solemn ceremony.
By Veronica Gonzalez Hoff, Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs January 26, 2022

Texas A&M University’s Silver Taps will be held Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 10:30 p.m. to honor three Aggies who recently passed away.

Students honored will be:

Chance McKay Gibson, a freshman sport management major from The Woodlands, who died Dec. 18.

Miranda Elizabeth Meckel, a graduate student in the family nurse practitioner program from Caldwell, who died Dec. 13.

Devin Joe Sebastian, a senior construction science major from Bryan, who died Nov. 12.

The Silver Taps ceremony will be held in person at the Academic Plaza. To honor the memory of these students, the campus will be darkened at 10:20 p.m. Students, family and friends will gather in the plaza in front of the Academic Building in silence. At 10:30 p.m., an honor guard from the Ross Volunteer Company will march to the plaza where its members will fire three rifle volleys to honor the memory of these students.

For those who cannot attend in person, the Division of Student Affairs will broadcast a special premiere of Silver Taps on its YouTube channel at 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 1. Visit for the virtual Silver Taps experience.

Silver Taps is held the first Tuesday of each month September through April, if necessary, following a student’s death. It is one of the final tributes held for any current professional, graduate or undergraduate student who has died during the year.

Media contact: Veronica Gonzalez Hoff, 979-45-4656,

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