FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  March 7, 2008
CONTACT: Steve Paschal 361.825.2336; Marshall Collins 361.825.2427
   
Deed Signing Ceremony to Celebrate Corpus Christi’s Historic Donation of City Land for Future University Expansion

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WHO: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President Flavius Killebrew and Corpus Christi Mayor Henry Garrett

WHAT: Deed Signing Ceremony for Land Donated to the University by the City of Corpus Christi

WHEN: Monday, March 10 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: South Guth Park at the Nile Drive Entrance Near the Intersection with Ennis Joslin Road

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – University President Flavius Killebrew and Corpus Christi Mayor Henry Garrett will sign a historic agreement transferring 137 acres of city land to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for future expansion Monday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at South Guth Park near the intersection of Ennis Joslin Road and Nile Drive.

The city’s gift includes around 96 acres surrounding the water treatment plant west of Nile Drive and 41 acres of South Guth Park on Ennis Joslin Road. The land will be used for non-academic facilities such as athletics, housing, a physical plant and parking, which will create space for expansion of academics at the University campus on Ward Island.