Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi celebrated the opening of the new road “Islander Way” on the Momentum Campus on April 20 with a race of students with the winner officially cutting the ribbon.
The roadway, between Ennis Joslin and Nile, serves as the main entrance and exit for Momentum Village, student housing for nearly 500 that is now leasing and will be open for fall.
Islander Way, the road, represents the future of the Momentum Campus.
“What’s obvious is the road will take students and visitors in and out of Momentum Village,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO Of A&M-Corpus Christi. “What’s not so obvious is that beneath our feet lies all the hidden infrastructure --- power lines and water lines --- that will support continued growth of the Island University.”
The roadway also represents the Islander Way motto: “Islanders are prepared to achieve excellence through integrity and respect, devotion to team above self and loyalty to the island university.”
Islander Way and Momentum Village join the Dr. Jack Dugan Family Soccer and Track Stadium, the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center, and rec sports fields on the Momentum Campus. The site also features a large parking lot with shuttle service to the Island Campus.
A group of students raced down the road during the opening celebration with Dustin Smith breaking through the blue ribbon finish line first and winning an iPad.