Alicia and Ed Muñiz ’67 Establish Endowment for Cushing Library

Marketing and Communications | October 15, 2010

Alicia and Ed Muñiz ’67 of Seabrook  are committed to preserving the  rich history of South Texas by supporting the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University. The Cushing  collections came to their attention through their friendship with writer and veterinarian, Lionel Garcia ’56 and his wife Naomi.  Both Alicia Muñiz and Naomi Garcia serve on the board of the Friends of the Sterling C. Evans Library.   


The Cushing Library will host a South Texas reading and celebration, “Walk the Brush Gently,”  on October 22, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mayo-Thomas Room.  Garcia will read from his poem, “My Horse,” and the event will celebrate the Muñiz gift.


The couple who were raised in South Texas recently established the Edelmiro and Alicia Muñiz ’67 Endowment for Excellence at the Cushing Memorial Library to support and enhance the history of South Texas in Cushing’s Texas and the Border Lands Collection.  Holdings in the collection encompass a wide variety of topics and include county and community histories, cultural studies, literature, historical manuscripts and maps .  The Muñiz endowment will support collection building and preservation, as well as showcase the collection through exhibitions and promotional events. 


“The  Muñiz gift allows us to expand one of our most popular and well used research collections and to mount exhibits that will draw even more attention to this valuable resource,” explained David Chapman, Director of Cushing Library. “This event is an opportunity to celebrate the vibrant South Texas culture and the friendship of these two families,” he added.