Z Islander Bids "Bon Voyage" to Mermaid Statue

Community launches auction, proceeds benefit scholarship funds for Texas A&M University

Mar 31, 2011, 14:56 ET from Z Islander

BRYAN, Texas, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Z Islander, a leading off-campus apartment complex serving the students at Texas A&M University, today announced a public auction bidding away the iconic mermaid statue at the entrance of the property.  

The 600-pound fiberglass mermaid has been a distinguishing feature to the Z Islander's campus since opening its doors in 2009.

"Z Islander has gained momentum over the past year," said Wendy Goodrow, General Manager of Z Islander. "Beginning with our joining Campus Advantage management at the end of 2010 - we welcomed talented staff and an exciting direction to the New Year. Our bidding away the mermaid statue represents this shift for Z Islander, moving forward in a fun and positive way."

The auction was launched March 29 and concludes on Friday, April 1.

In addition to the mermaid statue, the top bidder will also receive a cruise certificate for two to a destination of their choice.  All proceeds from the auction will benefit general scholarship funds for Texas A&M University.

Students and participants are invited to celebrate with Z Islander this Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the mermaid's official send off party. The event will include live music, crawfish, drawings to win cruise certificates for two and an appearance from local radio station, Candy 95.  

To learn more and to place your bid for the mermaid please visit: www.zislander.com/mermaid

About Z Islander

Z Islander is a premier student apartment community serving students at Texas A&M University and Blinn College. Z Islander joined the Campus Advantage community at the end of 2010. The island-themed apartment complex boasts the largest resort-style pool in the area as well as other desirable amenities. Z-Islander, The Next Generation of Student Living.

About Campus Advantage

Campus Advantage (CA) is an Austin-based real estate firm that offers high education management, development, acquisition and consulting services. The Company currently manages more than 30,000 beds, at 52 locations in 21 states nationwide. Campus Advantage works to create winning partnerships between colleges, universities, investors, developers and owners in an effort to help students achieve their academic and personal goals. Campus Advantage is committed to providing innovative and customized solutions for premier student housing communities. For additional information, visit http://www.campusadv.com.

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