DATE:  December 19, 2003
CONTACT: Jorge A. Ramirez, Asst. Vice President for Communications, (361) 825-2427, (361) 510-2197; Vicki Hewitt, Public Affairs Manager, (361) 825-2336, (361) 215-8493


WHO: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
WHAT: Fall 2003 Commencement    
WHEN:     Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:    Memorial Coliseum

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to Hold Fall 2003 Commencement Saturday
NEA Deputy Chairman to speak at televised ceremonies

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Fall 2003 Commencement will take place in two ceremonies Saturday at Memorial Coliseum. Commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business will be held at 1:30 p.m. followed by the commencement for the College of Education and College of Science and Technology at 4:30 p.m. More than 500 students will be receiving their diplomas, the largest group yet for a Fall Commencement.

Keynote speaker for the televised events will be National Endowment for the Arts Deputy Chairman Tony Chauveaux. A live commencement show will be broadcast on KXPX Channel 14 beginning 30 minutes prior to each graduation ceremony. The pre-commencement shows and graduation ceremonies will also be transmitted simultaneously on Time Warner Channel 95, Grande Channel 14, Charter Channel 14, CMA Channel 51 and Cable One Channel 10.