Island University Celebrates Diversity at 6th Annual ‘Culture Fest’

Published: March 08, 2017

Island University Celebrates Diversity at 6th Annual ‘Culture Fest’

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – More than 200 Islander students and members of the Coastal Bend community joined together to celebrate the beauty and heritage represented at the Island University at the 6th annual Culture Fest. Free and open to the public, the event was hosted by the Islander Cultural Alliance (ICA) of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on March 4 in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom.

The event featured activities for all ages including African mask and world flag making to decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs and Chinese lanterns. Presentations were given by the Pacific Islander Dancers along with Ballet Folklorico Viva Mexico, the Islamic Society of Southern Texas and Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. The event also offered various types of cuisine and displays from other cultures.

“We pride ourselves on being a diverse university,” said Geri Lemmons, junior communication major at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and ICA Event Coordinator. “It’s our mission to host events like these to assure that no one person feels isolated, and instead celebrates their heritage, religious practices and any other traditions they might have.”

ICA is a student-run organization that focuses on providing multicultural and diversity programs for the A&M-Corpus Christi community in an effort to raise cultural awareness. To find out more about ICA, visit http://studentactivities.tamucc.edu/ICA/index.html