FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  April 18, 2006       
CONTACT: Ellen Rossi, College of Business, (361) 825-6045; Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs Manager, (361) 825-2337

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WHO:  Melvyn N. Klein, Managing General Partner of GKH Partners, L.P. and President of JAKK Holding Corp.;
A&M-Corpus Christi College of Business Students
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Presentation by Melvyn N. Klein
Tuesday, April 18
Performing Arts Center from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Klein will be available to speak to media at 10:45 a.m.
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2006 Honors Luncheon
Tuesday, April 18
Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, 402 Harbor Drive beginning at noon

 

Kirkland Award Recipient Melvyn N. Klein to Speak to A&M-Corpus Christi College of Business Students
Award ceremony recognizes the accomplishments of College of Business Students

The College of Business (COB) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will honor local businessman Melvyn N. Klein (click on link for Klein bio) as this year’s recipient of the G. Russell Kirkland Distinguished Visitor in Business Administration Award during the 2006 Honors Luncheon on Tuesday, April 18.

Klein will give a 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 Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, 402 Harbor Drive, where Klein and outstanding business students will be recognized.

Klein, the managing general partner of GKH Partners, L.P., president of JAKK Holding Corp., and founder of Melvyn N. Klein Interests, is a long-time supporter of the University. He was an adjunct professor at A&M-Corpus Christi where he taught entrepreneurship. His long-term relationship with the University also includes serving on the President’s Council, giving three commencement addresses, being awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 1997 and establishing the Melvyn N. Klein Scholarship for Writing and Communication. In 2005, he served as a member of the Search Committee that selected Dr. Flavius Killebrew as president of the University.

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.

During the Honors Luncheon the college’s graduating students will also be recognized in three categories at the Honors Luncheon: M.B.A. students with a 4.0 GPA; B.B.A. students with highest honors with a 3.85 GPA or better; and B.B.A. students with honors for 3.75 GPA or better.