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University Group Shows its Support at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Day at the State Capitol

February 14, 2013

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AUSTIN, Texas - A group of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members were present to support and recognize Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Day at the Texas State Capitol in Austin February 13.

During the day trip, the group informed lawmakers about the Island University’s economic impact, successes, excellence, and research. Resolutions were read in both the House and Senate on behalf of the University. Faculty, staff, and students representing areas across campus from the Plasma Engineering Research Lab to the Department of Music set up presentations in the halls of the Capitol, while students and alumni visited with lawmakers individually. The University’s Trumpet Ensemble and the Lichtenstein Quartet performed in the Rotunda.

Dressed in a white lab coat, senior nursing major Irene Singles was on her way with to meet with representatives present that day including State Rep. Todd Hunter, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, and State Rep. Abel Herrero. Singles, who is from Sinton, Texas, is in the eLine Military Program and has previous experience as a cardiopulmonary tech in the Air Force.

“My experience in the program has been amazing,” she said. “We have all kinds of resources available to us including WebEx and online tutoring.”  

Beth Terry, an alumnus who received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in 2008, accompanied 20 members of the Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend (YBP) during the trip to the Capitol.    

“I’m just grateful for our representatives and senators who were able to meet with us,” said Terry, YBP President. “It was important for me as a community representative to go show support for our growing university.”

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