News Advisory from the office of State Senator Judith Zaffirini

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2007
Contact: Nick Almanza
512/463-0121

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Senator Judith Zaffirini to Dedicate New Texas A&M International University Buildings and Recognize Scholarship Recipients

WHAT:

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, will join university officials, students, faculty and staff for the dedication of Texas A&M International University's 47,973 square-foot Kinesiology, Wellness and Recreation Center and the groundbreaking of the new Student Success Center. In 2003 the duo secured $12.5 million in tuition revenue bond authority for the new building.

Construction of the university's latest capital improvements was made possible by the leadership of Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and Senator Zaffirini in securing $37.6 million in tuition revenue bond authority. The new facilities greatly will enhance educational access and excellence at TAMIU.

They also will participate in a special luncheon at TAMIU's Student Center Ballroom where the 20 recipients of the Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst Mr. South Texas 2007 Scholarship will be awarded.

WHEN:

Monday, September 24, 2007
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Dedication and Groundbreaking Ceremony
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mr. South Texas Scholarship Luncheon

WHERE:

Texas A&M International University
Kinesiology, Wellness and Recreation Center - Dedication and Groundbreaking
Student Center Ballroom - MST Scholarship Luncheon
Laredo, Texas

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