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Island University Celebrates ‘Return of the Anchor’ to Campus during Homecoming

March 02, 2015

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi celebrated the “return of the anchor” to the campus during a special dedication ceremony held on February 27 as a part of Homecoming Week.

The dedication unveiled a new anchor along with a plaque made from the original that once belonged to the University of Corpus Christi. The original plaque was recently returned after more than 40 years. The new anchor, which represents a tie to our past as the University of Corpus Christi, has been placed in the plaza located between the University Center and the Center for the Sciences.

“At the request of students and alumni, an anchor will once again be displayed on campus with the original plaque and a new one that details the history,” said Dr. Trent Hill, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “This anchor and plaque will both remind us of our past and anchor us as we go into the future.”

The new anchor will remain under the watch of the Alumni Association. Other special guests at the Anchor Dedication Ceremony included Angel Monjarraz, Student Government Association President, and Gary Cotter, a 1970 alumnus of the University of Corpus Christi.

“This anchor is a symbol of the attachment that students and alumni have to the Island University as their alma mater,” said Cotter.  “May the renewed presence of the anchor here on campus serve as a lasting reminder that all of us who have come to this island as a place of learning are bound for life to the University in a special way."