University Students Clean-Up Ward Island during ‘Islander Clean’ Event

Published: September 09, 2014

University Students Clean-Up Ward Island during ‘Islander Clean’ Event

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dozens of students at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi kicked off the fall 2014 semester by cleaning up the Island University located on Ward Island on Sept. 6. The “Islander Clean” event, held by the Student Volunteer Connection (SVC), is a part of the Waves of Welcome (WOW) events to welcome back the Islander students.

Students met early Saturday morning and cleaned up the University Beach, the bike/hike trail, and also the Oso Bay area located near the Stripes off Ocean Drive. The areas were suggested by the Student Government Association.

"We had a great turnout thanks to an awesome group of volunteers from the Student Government Association, Greek life including the Multicultural Greek Council, Student Volunteer Connection members, and many other individuals,” said SVC President Marina Marroquin. “We did experience some rain, but everyone had a great attitude and worked through it. I’m glad we were able to come together to help beautify our campus."

The SVC is a student organization that aims to make community service opportunities more accessible to the Islander community, and get students actively involved and committed to different community service events.

SVC offers students a chance to participate in fun and exciting volunteer events, as well as learn about social and community issues with others who share a similar passion for service. For more information on service events, go to