Islander Alumni Give Back Through New Mentorship Program

Islander Alumni Give Back Through New Mentorship Program

Established in fall 2019, the Islander Alumni Mentorship Program aids undergraduate students by connecting them with successful alumni who were once in their shoes. The program is currently in a pilot phase with 18 mentors/mentees participating.

TAMU-CC Expert Part of Team Surveying South Texas Business Owners About Impact of COVID-19 Shutdown

TAMU-CC Expert Part of Team Surveying South Texas Business Owners About Impact of COVID-19 Shutdown

As the Texas economy continues to reopen, experts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are surveying South Texas businesses to assess the impact of closing and the prospects of getting back to work.

Island University Professor Studies Source of Happiness, Even During Pandemic’s Isolation

Island University Professor Studies Source of Happiness, Even During Pandemic’s Isolation

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business Professor Dr. Lawrence Murphy Smith, along with Murray State Professors Dr. Kenneth Sutrick and Dr. Solomon Antony, teamed up to write a recently published paper titled, “Analysis of the Relationship of Happiness to Economic Achievement and Other Factors in US States.”

Islander Alumnus Kyle Brown Earns District-Wide Rookie Teacher Award

Islander Alumnus Kyle Brown Earns District-Wide Rookie Teacher Award

An exemplary work ethic and a positive can-do attitude earned Kyle Brown ‘18 the Bryan Independent School District 2019-2020 “Rookie of the Year” award after his first year as a teacher and basketball coach. Brown attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi from 2015-2019 where he not only earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a teaching certificate, but also played in over 80 Islanders Men’s Basketball games during his collegiate career.

Island University Welcomes Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education this Fall

Island University Welcomes Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education this Fall

Starting in fall 2020, Islanders who plan to teach at an elementary school can enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BSEE), which has replaced the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Island University’s Online Master in Kinesiology a Top 10 Program on 3 Lists

Island University’s Online Master in Kinesiology a Top 10 Program on 3 Lists

The Master of Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Science program has been ranked 5th in a 2020 list of Top 19 Online Master’s Exercise Science Degree Programs by the Guide to Online Schools. The program was also ranked 8th on Sports Management Degrees.com’s 20 Best Online Master in Kinesiology and Exercise Science programs list for 2020. The two new rankings are in addition to the 2015 ranking by Sports Management Degree Hub in which the Island University’s program placed 9th in the Top 10 Best Online Master in Kinesiology Degree Programs list.

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

1,027 Islanders walked the stage at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi during the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. This largest graduating fall class in the University’s history joins the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni.

Island University to Host Campus Conversation Challenging Stigmas in Mental Health

Island University to Host Campus Conversation Challenging Stigmas in Mental Health

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Project GRAD is working to defy and debunk the myths and stigmas associated with mental health and minorities.

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An American hero, medical doctor, civil rights activist, and distinguished humanitarian, Dr. Hector P. Garcia (1914-1996) ranks among the most prolific figures in Mexican American history. To celebrate and remember his life, the Mary and Jeff Bell Library Special Collections and Archives at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, along with support from the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation, created the inaugural Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship.

TAMU-CC Professor Compares Current Protests to Historic Movements

TAMU-CC Professor Compares Current Protests to Historic Movements

The waves of protests and rallies related to the Black Lives Matter movement and police misconduct are making history, even when compared to dramatic and widespread protests of the past.

Island University English Professor Pens COVID-19 Essay for Prestigious Journal

Island University English Professor Pens COVID-19 Essay for Prestigious Journal

Dr. Kelly Bezio, newly promoted Associate Professor of English, has contributed an essay as part of a special forum on American literary, historical, and cultural perspectives on COVID-19 in the journal American Literature. The COVID-19 special forum issue of American Literature is due out later this year.  

Art Museum of South Texas to Showcase Local Creative Energy in Digital Exhibition

Art Museum of South Texas to Showcase Local Creative Energy in Digital Exhibition

The Art Museum of South Texas, an affiliate of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is currently accepting submissions for its exhibition, “Creative Distancing,” which will feature community submissions projected on to the walls of Chapman Gallery. The exhibition is set to launch Tuesday, June 2, the first day the Museum plans to reopen to the general public following more than two months of inactivity.

Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Receives $650K to Provide Scholarships to Disadvantaged Students

Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Receives $650K to Provide Scholarships to Disadvantaged Students

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi has been awarded a federal grant of $650,000 to help encourage diversity among health care professionals by providing aspiring medical students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds with scholarships, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced this week.

Three-Time Islander Alumna Serving in Epicenter of COVID-19 Pandemic

Three-Time Islander Alumna Serving in Epicenter of COVID-19 Pandemic

Braving the frontlines in the epicenter of the nation’s COVID-19 virus outbreak, three-time Islander alumna Dr. Ashley Hughes `11, `14, `18, is hard at work at Queens Hospital in Queens County, New York, as a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve as well as an adjunct faculty member of A&M-Corpus Christi’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Deployed on April 5, Hughes was given just over 24 hours’ notice to get to her assigned unit before wheels were up and off to aid first responders in need, leaving her family, friends, and home behind. No matter the sacrifice, her goal is to keep people healthy and safe.

Nursing Faculty Sews, Donates Face Masks to Local Health Professionals

Nursing Faculty Sews, Donates Face Masks to Local Health Professionals

Inspired by her former students and current colleagues, Dr. Julie Fomenko, Assistant Professor and Director of the Simulation and Clinical Learning Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is doing her part to in the fight against COVID-19.

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Hit Over 500 New Cases a Day, Precautions Vital for Control

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Hit Over 500 New Cases a Day, Precautions Vital for Control

With hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 being reported daily across the Coastal Bend, models developed by researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi show new cases could hit over 500 a day by Sunday, although temporary limitations of the testing capacity may impact the numbers.

Matthew Pickett ’16, Helping Build Next Generation Space Suit for NASA

Matthew Pickett ’16, Helping Build Next Generation Space Suit for NASA

Currently, Pickett is part of the team engineering the xEMU, a next generation space suit that will be used on the International Space Station. The suit will also be used to support the Artemis III mission, which will land the first woman and next man on the moon in 2024. Pickett’s role on the team is maintaining project-level technical plans, as well as working closely with other specialized engineer teams.

Welch Foundation Supports Green Energy and Sustainability with $240K Grant to Island University

Welch Foundation Supports Green Energy and Sustainability with $240K Grant to Island University

Working to help further research into sustainable, clean energy resources, Dr. Jai Prakash, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, recently received a $240,000 grant from The Welch Foundation. The Houston-based Welch Foundation is one of the nation's largest private funding sources that supports basic chemical research at academic institutions within the state of Texas.

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Hit Over 500 New Cases a Day, Precautions Vital for Control

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Hit Over 500 New Cases a Day, Precautions Vital for Control

With hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 being reported daily across the Coastal Bend, models developed by researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi show new cases could hit over 500 a day by Sunday, although temporary limitations of the testing capacity may impact the numbers.

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Continue Dramatic Increase

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Continue Dramatic Increase

Models developed by researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi predict cases of COVID-19 may be doubling in Nueces County every four days, and 3,500 new cases may be recorded in the next 10 days.

TAMU-CC Researchers Track COVID-19 Surges Across Coastal Bend, Urge Precautions

TAMU-CC Researchers Track COVID-19 Surges Across Coastal Bend, Urge Precautions

A surge in positive cases of COVID-19 in the Coastal Bend coupled with data showing fewer precautions being taken, such as social distancing, has researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alarmed.

Lone Star UAS Provides Support to Nueces County in Midst of COVID-19 Crisis

Lone Star UAS Provides Support to Nueces County in Midst of COVID-19 Crisis

Flights conducted over Easter weekend were centralized in downtown Corpus Christi along Cole Park and Water’s Edge Park along with various locations on North Padre and Mustang Island, areas that were closed to vehicular traffic to deter large social gatherings.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star, NASA Project Nominated for National Aerospace Achievement Award

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star, NASA Project Nominated for National Aerospace Achievement Award

The National Aeronautic Association announced today that work being done by the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation and NASA is among nine aviation and space achievements that will compete for the 2019 Robert J. Collier Trophy for excellence in aeronautics and astronautics in America.

RELLIS Campus Selects Lone Star UAS Center to Assist with Drone Policy, Support

RELLIS Campus Selects Lone Star UAS Center to Assist with Drone Policy, Support

The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is branching out to provide expertise and support to the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas.

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Hit Over 500 New Cases a Day, Precautions Vital for Control

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Hit Over 500 New Cases a Day, Precautions Vital for Control

With hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 being reported daily across the Coastal Bend, models developed by researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi show new cases could hit over 500 a day by Sunday, although temporary limitations of the testing capacity may impact the numbers.

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Continue Dramatic Increase

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Continue Dramatic Increase

Models developed by researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi predict cases of COVID-19 may be doubling in Nueces County every four days, and 3,500 new cases may be recorded in the next 10 days.

Welch Foundation Supports Green Energy and Sustainability with $240K Grant to Island University

Welch Foundation Supports Green Energy and Sustainability with $240K Grant to Island University

Working to help further research into sustainable, clean energy resources, Dr. Jai Prakash, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, recently received a $240,000 grant from The Welch Foundation. The Houston-based Welch Foundation is one of the nation's largest private funding sources that supports basic chemical research at academic institutions within the state of Texas.

Islander Alumni Share Memories at Homecoming 2020

Islander Alumni Share Memories at Homecoming 2020

From Tarpons to Islanders, each alumnus is a line in the storied past of our University’s history. Since 1947, the Island University has undergone multiple name changes, mascot changes, and a major reconstruction following the wrath of Hurricane Celia. Through all these changes, generations of Islanders have come and gone with each alumnus holding one sentiment true – the Island is home.

From Service Member to Student, Expanded Veterans Resources Show Military Matters at A&M-Corpus Christi

From Service Member to Student, Expanded Veterans Resources Show Military Matters at A&M-Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi acknowledges and appreciates its student veterans in many ways and has continued to increase its resources and offerings, thanks to support from the local business community.

Drive-Thru Diploma Parade Celebrates Success of Spring Islander Graduates

Drive-Thru Diploma Parade Celebrates Success of Spring Islander Graduates

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Spring 2020 graduates were offered an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments while receiving their diploma during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s inaugural Drive-thru Diploma Parade.

Islander Alumni Share Memories at Homecoming 2020

Islander Alumni Share Memories at Homecoming 2020

From Tarpons to Islanders, each alumnus is a line in the storied past of our University’s history. Since 1947, the Island University has undergone multiple name changes, mascot changes, and a major reconstruction following the wrath of Hurricane Celia. Through all these changes, generations of Islanders have come and gone with each alumnus holding one sentiment true – the Island is home.

Matthew Pickett ’16, Helping Build Next Generation Space Suit for NASA

Matthew Pickett ’16, Helping Build Next Generation Space Suit for NASA

Currently, Pickett is part of the team engineering the xEMU, a next generation space suit that will be used on the International Space Station. The suit will also be used to support the Artemis III mission, which will land the first woman and next man on the moon in 2024. Pickett’s role on the team is maintaining project-level technical plans, as well as working closely with other specialized engineer teams.

Islander Alumni Give Back Through New Mentorship Program

Islander Alumni Give Back Through New Mentorship Program

Established in fall 2019, the Islander Alumni Mentorship Program aids undergraduate students by connecting them with successful alumni who were once in their shoes. The program is currently in a pilot phase with 18 mentors/mentees participating.