Two Texas A&M University-Kingsville students who served in the military and are now seeking degrees here were honored with scholarships during the First Annual Salute to South Texas Veterans, Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Ortiz Center in Corpus Christi.
Taryn Melugin, an Army Veteran and criminal justice major, and Eric Bustos, a former marine now majoring in marketing, were honored by the Tejano Civil Rights Museum and Resource Center.
The Tejano Civil Rights Museum is a 501c3 organization. It is housed in the Grande-Grossman House in the Heritage Park area of Corpus Christi. The mission of the Tejano Civil Rights Museum and Resource Center is to preserve Tejano and Mexicano cultural heritage and history for our area, state and nation. We do this with an enlightening historical and provocative museum and through speeches and art exhibits.
The museum was founded by LULAC Council No. 1 and Texas A&M University-Kingsville in conjunction with the City of Corpus Christi in May 2014. Texas A&M-Kingsville is responsible for the cultural and historical content of the museum. Events at the museum such as presentations or art exhibits are scheduled by the museum board.
The art exhibit portions of the museum are an extension of the Ben Bailey Art Gallery on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.