FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  April 4, 2008
CONTACT: Trent Hill 361.825.5749; or Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337
   
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Announces Gift from AEP Texas

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WHO:   Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and AEP Texas Officials
WHAT: AEP Texas Check Presentation Ceremony
WHEN:  Monday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Chapman Conference Room, Second Floor, Corpus Christi Hall

CORPUS CHRISTI - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will announce a gift from AEP Texas during a check presentation ceremony Monday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m. which will support the greatest needs of the University.

The $25,000 gift from AEP Texas is designated for unrestricted funds. A longtime partner with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, AEP Texas has supported the University since 1980. Its contributions have provided funds for the President’s Council, an annual giving program that supports Presidential Scholarships and the Parents’ Council, which provides numerous programs and opportunities for students.

Other areas that have received funding include the Athletics/Tarpon Foundation, various scholarships and community events including the State of the University Luncheon and Islander Lights, as well as the South Texas Academic Rising Scholars (STARS) Extravaganza, which funds scholarships in South Texas.

In addition, AEP Texas participates in a matching gift program for its employees where donations to the University by employees are matched one-to-one up to $2,000.