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Turkey National and Research-Driven Marine Biology Student Among 467 Summer TAMU-CC Graduates

August 06, 2016


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s five colleges received their diplomas during the summer 2016 commencement ceremony Saturday, Aug. 6, at the American Bank Center located at 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

 A live stream of the ceremony is now available at

The 467 summer graduates included:

  • Mehmet Akif Karaman: International scholar and originally from Turkey, Karaman used his time at the Island University wisely. Passionate about cross-cultural studies, he successfully published and received awards for his research on refugees from Kenya, Iraq and Afghanistan. Karaman graduated with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and recently accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Read more about Karaman here

  • Josette Delgado: The El Paso, Texas, native took advantage of many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to achieve her academic goals. Delgado spent three weeks aboard a New Zealand-bound research vessel, managed a geochemistry lab, and served as a research assistant for the Isotope Core Lab at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Delgado took charge of her independence and education by earning more than 10 different scholarships during her collegiate career. Delgado graduated with a Master of Science in Marine Biology. Read more about Delgado here.

The commencement speaker was Larry Mills, Executive Vice President of Holt Companies.