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1977
Cecil Burney and the Corpus Christi State University

Known as one of the city's movers and shakers, Cecil Burney was active in many educational, political, civic, and banking circles and was considered a “local monument” in the community for his life long dedication to bringing people and ideas together to make things happen. Each month, Burney would invite citizens from all segments of the community to his home to hear different speakers. He was one of the driving forces behind making the University of Corpus Christi a state school in the early 1970's. In the 1990's, he was instrumental in expanding CCSU into a four-year university and its acceptance into the Texas A&M University System.

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