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TAMIU ‘Celebration of Life’ Honors Fallen April 6 Posted: 3/23/17

TAMIU ‘Celebration of Life’ Honors Fallen April 6


Our campus remembers our fallen on April 6.  

The annual Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) “Celebration of Life” memorial to remember fallen alumni, students, faculty and staff will be held Thursday, April 6 in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) Recital Hall at 6:30 p.m.

This event provides members of the expansive TAMIU community an opportunity to remember alumni, students, faculty and staff who have passed away in the past year, to celebrate their lives, and to move forward together.

“It is a touching service which celebrates and memorializes the lives of people who have been part of our TAMIU family. This year we will recognize 29 honorees including one alumni couple, one retiree and one student,” explained Yelitza Howard, TAMIU ‘s director of Alumni Relations.

“We are requesting that RSVPs and photos of honorees be submitted by April 3,” said Howard.

Special musical performances will be offered by Dr. Colin Campbell, University Organist; Dana Crabtree and the TAMIU Choir, and the Memorial Bells of First United Methodist Church.

After the service, participants will join the TAMIU Choir and walk to the University’s Lamar Bruni Vergara Memorial Garden and sing  “ Amazing Grace.”

A reception will be held for family and friends in the Student Center Patio.

University representatives will be present to help answer questions on how guests can commemorate their loved ones further at TAMIU, she noted.

For additional information, contact Howard, director of Alumni Relations, at 956.326.4483, email or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, Suite 261.

University office hours are Monday –Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

University information is also available online at and on its social media sites on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.