CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Sigma Phi Epsilon was named the top winner at 16th annual “Islander Revue: Rocking the Island” music and dance extravaganza on Friday, Nov. 6, in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Sigma Phi Epsilon won first place and also took home the People’s Choice Award, which is determined by the level of audience applause.
Sigma Phi Epsilon was one of several student groups and organizations at Texas A&M -Corpus Christi to perform creative musical skits.
This year’s Master of Ceremonies was Frank Garcia, Jr., a junior liberal arts major. The show opened with a routine from the Islander Dance Team. This year’s competing organizations included Singers’ Theater, The Stage, Delta Chi, Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Gamma Delta, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Delta Delta, and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Organizations competed to win up to $2,000 in cash prizes. Contestants were judged on entertainment value, musical quality, creativity, and choreography.
“We really wanted to raise awareness on philanthropy and about giving back to the University that has given so much to us,” said Elizabeth Parker, Student Foundation Association President. “All the money raised from this event goes to Student Scholarships, and a majority of the student groups that compete give their prize money to the philanthropy of their choice as well.”
This year’s winners were:
This year’s judges included several members of the community: Lydia Blanco Garza, a 1997 TAMU-CC alumna of the College of Liberal Arts and owner of The Blanco Agency; Melva Perez, Alumni Association Board Member; Rudy Gonzales, General Manager, Whatabuger #1069; Dr. Trent Hill, Vice President of Institutional Advancement; and Dave Ross, Radio Host, Planet 102.3.
“Islander Revue,” presented by the University’s Student Foundation, was sponsored by Whataburger.