FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  April 25, 2005
CONTACT: Ellen Rossi, College of Business, (361) 825-6045; Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2337

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WHO: Ruben Bonilla, Jr., Attorney and Chairman of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority
WHAT: 2005 Kirkland Distinguished Visitor Presentation by Ruben Bonilla, Jr.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 26
WHERE:   Performing Arts Center from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Ruben Bonilla, Jr. Named the 2005 Kirkland Distinguished Visitor by the College of Business
Outstanding students will also be recognized at the annual ceremony

The College of Business (COB) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will honor Ruben Bonilla, Jr., chairman of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, as this year’s recipient of the G. Russell Kirkland Distinguished Visitor in Business Administration Award on Tuesday, April 26.

Bonilla will give a free community lecture from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Following the lecture, the COB will hold its annual Honors Luncheon at the University Center Lone Star Ballroom where Bonilla and outstanding business students will be recognized.

The G. Russell Kirkland Distinguished Visitor in Business Administration Award was created by friends of the late Mr. Kirkland and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to honor Kirkland’s distinguished service to the development of the University, the city of Corpus Christi, and South Texas.