CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – More than 120 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumni, faculty and staff from the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) attended the 2nd Alumni Shrimp Boil on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Laguna Madre Field Station (LMFS).
Attendees met at Marker 37 and took a 15-minute boat ride to and from the field station. At the free event, participants socialized and feasted on a 70-pound shrimp boil, complete with all the fixings.
Attendance at this year’s shrimp boil was more than double last year’s boil. The oldest Islander alumni graduate at this year’s function earned a math degree in 1954.
“This event is specifically tailored to the College of Science and Engineering because it’s casual,” said Karen Silva, COSE Director of Development. “Many of our alumni do field work in their day jobs, and don’t particularly like formal events. A shrimp boil is the perfect way for them to engage with each other and with the University in a laid back setting.”
This year’s event honored Dr. Roy Lehman, two-time Islander alumnus. Lehman is an award-winning and published research scientist and recently retired Professor of Biology who taught at A&M-Corpus Christi for more than 20 years. He currently serves as the Director of the LMFS.
President/CEO of A&M-Corpus Christi Dr. Flavius Killebrew and First Lady Kathy Killebrew were present at the shrimp boil. Dr. Killebrew was a field biologist before becoming an administrator. He has undergraduate and master’s degrees in biology and a doctorate in zoology.
There are a number of ways for COSE alumni to reconnect with the University. Contact Karen Silva at Karen.email@example.com; call 361.825.3629; or go to https://updateform.tamucc.edu/ or http://www.islanderalumni.org/.
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