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“In Session with the President” to Raise Money for Student Scholarships

June 13, 2013

In Session with the President

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – “In Session with the President,” a luncheon to benefit the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s (CCHCC) Mano-A-Mano Scholarship Program, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Ortiz International Center.

Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President/CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, will address the many growth and development projects at the Island University and explain how they impact the Coastal Bend.

“It is essential for the University and the community to be partners in bettering our community through higher education,” said Killebrew. “We are committed to providing our local business community with a qualified and educated work force.”      

During the luncheon, Dr. Killebrew will talk about the University’s strategy to serve the needs of South Texas and beyond with educational programs, research, and community initiatives. He will outline projects that are bringing national attention to the Coastal Bend, such as the e-line Military program, the work of the Plasma Engineering Research Lab, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle research. Current and future campus construction projects will also be covered.  

The CCHCC will use the funds, raised at the event, to benefit the Mano-A-Mano Scholarship Program, which works to educate and keep students in the Coastal Bend.  To qualify for the scholarship, students must attend college locally and stay in the Corpus Christi area for at least three years after graduation.  There are currently four students attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with the help of the Mano-A-Mano Scholarship.

 To find out more about the luncheon or to reserve a table, click here.

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