DATE:  March 17, 2005
CONTACT: Dr. Susan Loudermilk, College of Arts and Humanities, (361) 825-2483; Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2337

“Telling Our Grandmothers’ Stories” Highlight of Women’s History Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the 6th Annual “Telling Our Grandmothers’ Stories” exhibition on Wednesday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom.

The event was conceived by Dr. Susan Loudermilk, associate professor in the College of Arts and Humanities, to recover and capture the history of women of all ages, ethnicities and interests through means such as oral, video and audio presentations as well as paintings, pictures, posters, letters and displays.

 “We interpret ‘grandmother’ in the larger sense of the word to include those women who came before us and created the stories that form who we are,” said Loudermilk. “We have found that publishing these stories is a critical component to recovering these women’s voices in a meaningful way.”

For the first time since it began six years ago, event organizers have accepted entries from the public, including students from Carroll High School and Flour Bluff Middle School.

“Telling Our Grandmothers’ Stories” is sponsored by A&M-Corpus Christi Women’s Center and is free and open to the public. Libby Averyt, vice president of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, and Venessa Santos-Garza, news reporter for the Caller-Times, will speak about their grandmothers at noon.