"Palapas" Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
This project was completed by the Devary Durrill Foundation and dedicated to the University in 2010. At Texas A & M Corpus Christi there are 12 palapas at 10 locations across the campus in honor of the memory of Shirley “Sam” Durrill. A bronze likeness of Shirley stands in front of “Sam’s Place”, an area with 3 palapas adjacent to student residences at the second entrance to the campus. The palapas provide a tranquil and peaceful surrounding for all students to utilize and enjoy.