2017 Homecoming Honors Banquet Honorees Announced

Published: January 06, 2017

2017 Homecoming Honors Banquet Honorees Announced

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The National Islander Alumni Association and Islanders Athletics has announced their honorees for the 2017 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Homecoming Honors Banquet, happening Friday, Feb. 17.

Awards presented that evening include Distinguished Alumni Awards, Athletic Hall of Honor Inductions, and College Achievement Distinctions.

“This is an opportunity for us to honor those alumni making a name for themselves, as well as our former athletes who excelled in performance on-and-off the field,” said Russell Wagner, Executive Director of the National Alumni Association. “This is a great group of honorees and we are excited to celebrate Homecoming weekend with them.”

The 2017 Homecoming Honors Banquet is open to the public and tickets are now available through islanderalumni.org/store. Tickets begin at $35, with tables of 8 costing $350.

Award recipients included:

Distinguished Alumni Awards

  • Distinguished Alumnus: Dr. D. Scott Elliff ‘82 ‘86 ’12 – Retired Superintendent, Corpus Christi Independent School District; Adjunct Faculty, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  • Outstanding Alumnus: Trey McCampbell ‘77 ’86 – Chief Administrative Officer, American Bank
  • Young Alumna Award: Ashley Olheiser ’10 – Program Manager for Development & Special Events, College of Optometry, University of Houston

Athletic Hall of Honor Inductions

  • Dr. Nolan Estes ’50 – UCC Letterman in Football and Basketball; Distinguished Alumni honoree in 2010
  • The 2006-2007 Islanders Men’s Basketball team – First team in program history to make the NCAA Basketball Tournament; Program record 26 win season

College Achievement Distinctions

  • Erick Cantu 14 – College of Liberal Arts
  • Noela Garza 99 08 – College of Science & Engineering
  • Sharon Kollaja 92 – College of Business
  • Dr. Sonia Noyola 99 00 – College of Education & Human Development
  • Dr. Kacie Spencer 07 – College of Nursing & Health Sciences

For a list of all alumni-related Homecoming events, go to http://www.islanderalumni.org/Homecoming/ or call 361.825.5787.