82R20729 BPG-D
  By: Hunter H.R. No. 1356
         WHEREAS, A number of honored guests from Texas A&M
  University-Corpus Christi are gathering at the State Capitol on
  April 18, 2011; and
         WHEREAS, Tracing its origins to the founding of the
  University of Corpus Christi in 1947, this notable institution
  opened its doors as Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi in 1973;
  four years later, the school's name was changed to Corpus Christi
  State University, and it joined The Texas A&M University System in
  1989; and
         WHEREAS, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi became a
  four-year comprehensive university in 1994; in the following
  decade, it added the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and its
  president and chief executive officer, Dr. Flavius Killebrew,
  implemented Momentum 2015, a 10-year plan to become the flagship
  university for South Texas; and
         WHEREAS, Today, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has an
  enrollment of more than 10,000 students from 48 states and 67
  countries; it offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in
  the colleges of business, education, liberal arts, science and
  technology, and nursing and health sciences; designated by the
  federal government as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, it helps
  students close educational gaps within a supportive, multicultural
  learning community; the school also promotes involvement in
  athletics through its intercollegiate program of 14 men's and
  women's sports as a member of the Southland Conference and NCAA
  Division I-AAA; and
         WHEREAS, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi provides its
  students with an exceptional education and a solid foundation for
  future success, and in so doing, it contributes to the continued
  vitality and prosperity of the Lone Star State; now, therefore, be
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 82nd Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize April 18, 2011, as Texas A&M
  University-Corpus Christi Day at the State Capitol and extend to
  all those associated with this esteemed institution sincere best
  wishes for continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the university as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.