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Student Organizations Rocked the Stage at the 18th Annual ‘Islander Revue’

November 15, 2017

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Islander Improv took home the gold at the 18th annual Islander Revue music and dance competition on Nov. 3, at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Performing Arts Center. This year’s theme was “The Remix,” and was hosted by the University’s Student Foundation Association (SFA). More than just a fun-filled event, the SFA raised money through the ticket proceeds for their Student Foundation Leadership Scholarship.

This year’s Master of Ceremonies was Sierra Priest, President of SFA and senior theatre major. As the SFA president, she understands the importance of giving back to the University and supporting her fellow Islander.

“SFA does this every year, and each member is dedicated to giving money back to the University for our Student Foundation Leadership Scholarship,” said Priest. “It’s up to us as an association to make sure that the person sitting next to us in class has the money to attend school.”

This year’s competing organizations were Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta), The Stage, Singer’s Theater and Islander Improv. Contestants were judged on creativity, choreography, use of theme, music and entertainment value. This year’s judges included Cyndi De La Rosa-Guerra, Producer of Domingo Live and KIII News; Rudy Gonzalez, General Manager of Whataburger; Mario Longoria, Engagement Officer with the Islander Alumni Association; Cara Solovey, Student Activities Coordinator at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Don Williams of 97.5 KFTX Real Country.

For Tri Delta, competing in Islander Revue meant raising money for their philanthropy and bonding with their fellow members. Tri Delta’s performance showed a college student learning to be responsible set against the backdrop of remixed television show theme songs.

“We’ve competed every year, and it’s tradition at this point,” said Jordyn McDaniel, Tri Delta member who’s a junior dual majoring in philosophy and business management. “It’s a good time to bond with all of our members – both new and old – and just have a good sisterhood.”

This year’s winners were:

  • 1st Place: Islander Improv – received $1,000
  • 2nd Place: Gamma Phi Beta – received $500
  • 3rd Place: Tri Delta – received $250
  • 4th Place: The Stage – received $100
  • People’s Choice Award: Gamma Phi Beta – received an additional $500

SFA is a student organization dedicated to raising funds for student scholarships through programs that promote education, student leadership development, campus pride and alumni involvement. Understanding the importance of giving back to Islanders, the prizes for the Islander Revue came from SFA. This entertaining community event was also sponsored by Whataburger.