DATE:  August 5 , 2005
CONTACT: Jorge A. Ramirez, Assistant VP for Marketing and Communications, (361) 825-2427; Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336

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WHO:      Candidates for Graduation from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Five Colleges          

WHAT:     Summer 2005 Commencement

WHEN:     Saturday, August 6 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:   American Bank Center Arena

Almost 400 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Graduates to Receive Diplomas at 2005 Summer Commencement        

Candidates for graduation from the University’s five colleges will receive their diplomas during Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Summer 2005 Commencement on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the American Bank Center Arena.

Dr. Diana Ivy, a professor of Communications in the University’s College of Arts and Humanities, will deliver the keynote address. Ivy, a member of the University faculty since 1994, is the first professor to be chosen for the honor under a new tradition established last spring by A&M-Corpus Christi President Flavius Killebrew where outstanding students, faculty and members of the community will deliver the keynote address on a rotating basis.