Islander Alumni Association Launches First-Ever San Antonio Chapter

Published: November 06, 2015

Islander Alumni Association Launches First-Ever San Antonio Chapter

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Islander Alumni Association teamed up with Islander Athletics as they traveled to San Antonio to officially kick-off the new Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Alumni Chapter for San Antonio and surrounding areas. The event took place at Stone Werks – Lincoln Heights, where alumni and friends had an evening of fun.

“As our Islander family continues to grow in size, strength and influence, we are very pleased to welcome San Antonio as the newest Islander Alumni chapter,” said Ray De Los Santos, President of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi National Alumni Association Board. “Today we recognize San Antonio as the newest chapter and we look forward to opening new chapters in 2016.”

The San Antonio chapter is the newest addition to the National Alumni Association in nearly 20 years. De Los Santos and more than 50 guests were in attendance, in addition to A&M-Corpus Christi staff to welcome the new Chapter. 

“We had a great turnout for this event that served as proof that a chapter can be successful here,” said San Antonio Chapter President, Al Arreola, Jr. “We already have big plans for the Islanders in this city and can’t wait to get some of our ideas off of the ground.”

The San Antonio Chapter was also presented with their own miniature anchor, a symbol connecting them back to the Island University. The event was complete with free food, cash bar and great company. In addition, Islanders Head Basketball Coaches, Willis Wilson and Royce Chadwick, spoke about the upcoming season.

“Everyone I have spoken to has shared the same excitement and enthusiasm as the rest of our Chapter team,” said Arreola, Jr. “The University has a huge San Antonio representation and opening a chapter here only made sense to reach the rest of the Islander community.