DATE:  September 11, 2007       
CONTACT: Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337 or 361.944.9114 (cell); or Steve Paschal 361.825.2336 or 361.850.3172 (cell)
State of the University Address to Kick Off 60th Anniversary Celebration at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

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WHO: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President Flavius Killebrew
WHAT: State of the University Address and Luncheon
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: American Bank Center, Bayview Ballroom

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President/CEO Flavius Killebrew will highlight the people and programs that are making a positive impact on the Coastal Bend community at the annual State of the University Luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Bank Center, Bayview Ballroom.

During the luncheon, the new pictorial book, “Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: The Island University” will make its debut. The volume’s 100 pages blend images from the past with contemporary photographs to capture the beauty and excitement of the Island University.

Proceeds from the event, which officially launches the University’s 60th anniversary celebration, directly benefit students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi through the Achieve Partnership Scholarship program.