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College of Education and Human Development News

Islander Spends Summer with NFL Buffalo Bills

Sep 25, 2018
Many people only dream of meeting NFL greats, but Joseph Eberhardt, senior athletic training major at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, spent the summer working with some of his favorite players as an athletic training intern with the NFL Buffalo Bills in New York.

A Penny for Your Thoughts; Student Research Ideas turn Reality

Sep 10, 2018
Eight innovative student research ideas are now getting a kick-start thanks to the first ever Student Research Competition at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Barrio Writers: Our Voice is Our Weapon

Aug 24, 2018
Mindful, passionate, unfiltered, outspoken, cultured, artists. These are words a group of young students used to describe themselves after attending Barrio Writers, a one-week creative writing workshop hosted by the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center and facilitated by faculty from the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Quality of Life, or Lack Thereof: Island University a Key Partner for Making Lasting Impacts in Brooks County

Aug 16, 2018
One member of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi family, Dr. Stephen Lenz, associate professor of counseling education, and his students have partnered with Community Action Corporation of South Texas (CACOST) on a project titled Behavioral and Health Outreach Leadership Development (BHOLD).

College of Liberal Arts and School of Arts, Media & Communication News

Island University Hosts Acclaimed Photographer Odette England

Sep 21, 2018
“The Outskirts/Exposed,” a 25-piece exhibition of photographic works by Odette England (b. 1975), a Rhode-Island based artist and photography professor, is on display at the Weil Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi through Friday, October. 12.

Sign up for ‘Study in America’ – Travel to Five States in 11 Days

Sep 21, 2018
An information session about Study in America will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the University Center, room 310. All interested students are invited to attend.

The Windward Review, a Showcase of South Texas Voices

Sep 21, 2018
In an exhibit of unique South Texas and Coastal Bend literary voices, a celebration was held to honor the release of volume 16 of The Windward Review.

Art Museum of South Texas Wins First Place for Technology with Exhibitions

Sep 20, 2018
The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST), an affiliate of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has proved itself to be at the forefront of this movement by winning the first place 2018 Mountain-Plains Museums Association Exhibit Technology Award on Sept. 14.

College of Business News

A Penny for Your Thoughts; Student Research Ideas turn Reality

Sep 10, 2018
Eight innovative student research ideas are now getting a kick-start thanks to the first ever Student Research Competition at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Islander Alumnus, Business Grad, to Premiere on HGTV

Aug 20, 2018
Shakas up” to Gino Montalvo `12, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The former radio host, turned real estate agent, is starring in a new HGTV pilot called “Shoring the House,” which is set in Corpus Christi.

Ed Cantu, Islander Alumnus, to Deliver Summer Commencement Address

Aug 01, 2018
He’s known affectionately as “Mr. Islander.” He’s a constant fixture at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi events, from Homecoming to alumni meet and greets to Islanders sporting games. Now, Ed Cantu `81 will be able to check another box off his Islander bucket list as he delivers the commencement address to 535 graduating students at the summer 2018 commencement ceremony.

Love of Family Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Specialize in Human Resources

Jul 27, 2018
From your first day on the job to the day you retire, it is the unsung heroes – the people who work in Human Resources (HR) department – who help navigate the many milestones of a career. Denise Rocha, who will be one of 535 students walking the stage during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s summer commencement ceremony on Aug. 4, hopes to one day become an “HR hero” so she can positively impact people within an organization.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences News

Island University Celebrates Scholarship, Leadership, and Service with Sigma Theta Tau Induction

Aug 08, 2018
On Aug. 2, a total of 35 undergraduates, four graduates, one doctoral student, and one community nurse leader were inducted into the Eta Omicron chapter of Sigma Theta Tau in front of their friends and family.

Island University Professors Research HIV/AIDS, Present at Star-Studded International Conference

Aug 01, 2018
Scientists, activists, and leaders from all over the world have set an ambitious goal of finding a cure for AIDS by 2030, and two Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi nursing professors are making a meaningful impact toward that mission. Dr. Mary Jane Hamilton and Dr. Liz Sefcik have each taken a holistic approach to researching persons living with HIV.

Nursing and Health Science Students Take on Mission to Improve Texas Colonias Healthcare

Jul 13, 2018
For the second year in a row, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi nursing and health science students took time out of their summer to help the disadvantaged.

Mexico Inspires Eight Islander Honors Students During Study Abroad Experience

Jun 29, 2018
Eight Island University Honors Program students spent a part of their summer walking the wide cobblestone streets of historic San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, awed by the beautiful landscape surrounding them. The small town – a seamless marriage of natural foliage and man-made architecture – welcomed them with unexplored streets, friendly locals and vendors selling local crafts.

College of Science and Engineering and School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News

Islander Professor Receives Prestigious Fellowship, plans to use Funding to Support Islander Student Research

Sep 21, 2018
Dr. Christopher Patrick was one of 20 individuals from around the country to receive a 2018 Early-Career Research Fellowship from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Five Islander Faculty Win Grants for Collaborative A&M System Research Proposals

Sep 20, 2018
Five Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi researchers earned $45,000 in grant funding thanks to their participation in the 2018 Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Annual Research Conference (TARC).

A Penny for Your Thoughts; Student Research Ideas turn Reality

Sep 10, 2018
Eight innovative student research ideas are now getting a kick-start thanks to the first ever Student Research Competition at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Islander Environmentalist Trades Lab Coat for Ball Gown at Miss Texas Pageant

Sep 07, 2018
Wearing different hats is common for college students, but for one Islander, the possibility of adding a crown to the mix could have been the cherry on top. Although she didn’t get a crown, senior environmental science major Sandra Espericueta, represented Nueces County while also impacting the public with her educational platform during the Miss Texas Pageant, in Houston on September 1.

Research

Islander Professor Receives Prestigious Fellowship, plans to use Funding to Support Islander Student Research

Sep 21, 2018
Dr. Christopher Patrick was one of 20 individuals from around the country to receive a 2018 Early-Career Research Fellowship from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Five Islander Faculty Win Grants for Collaborative A&M System Research Proposals

Sep 20, 2018
Five Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi researchers earned $45,000 in grant funding thanks to their participation in the 2018 Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Annual Research Conference (TARC).

A Penny for Your Thoughts; Student Research Ideas turn Reality

Sep 10, 2018
Eight innovative student research ideas are now getting a kick-start thanks to the first ever Student Research Competition at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

International Grad Student Teaches Computers to ‘See’ Photos by Harnessing Math

Sep 04, 2018
Not only did Quan Nguyen, an international student from Vietnam, complete his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in three-and-a-half years, but he graduated magna cum laude and ranked in the 94th percentile in the nation for mathematics on the GRE. Now, as a graduate student at the Island University, he is conducting research that could directly impact science on a local as well as national level.

Student Life News

Islander Spends Summer with NFL Buffalo Bills

Sep 25, 2018
Many people only dream of meeting NFL greats, but Joseph Eberhardt, senior athletic training major at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, spent the summer working with some of his favorite players as an athletic training intern with the NFL Buffalo Bills in New York.

Sign up for ‘Study in America’ – Travel to Five States in 11 Days

Sep 21, 2018
An information session about Study in America will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the University Center, room 310. All interested students are invited to attend.

The Windward Review, a Showcase of South Texas Voices

Sep 21, 2018
In an exhibit of unique South Texas and Coastal Bend literary voices, a celebration was held to honor the release of volume 16 of The Windward Review.

Islanders Night Out Promotes Student Success

Sep 20, 2018
Hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Division of Student Engagement and Success, in collaboration with the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health and Mrs. Gloria Hicks, local philanthropist, Islanders Night Out welcomed nearly 500 Islander students for an evening of open dialogue and inspiration.

Alumni News

One Year Later: Islanders Recount Hurricane Harvey

Aug 31, 2018
Tales of survival and perseverance after Harvey poured out from all over Texas, though the stories, even a year later, often provoke tears and solemn memories. And while there are many stories of loss, below are the accounts of three Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey and their determination to succeed, even under dire circumstances.

Mural Movement Continues, Islanders Lead the Way

Aug 28, 2018
The landscape of Corpus Christi is changing – one wall at a time. The city today looks very different than it did 10 years ago. With a rapidly expanding arts movement, and murals cropping up all over the city, the “Sparkling City by the Sea” is gleaming brighter than ever. As this transformation occurs, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is proud to call many leaders of this new mural movement “family” – Islander family.

Islander Alumnus, Business Grad, to Premiere on HGTV

Aug 20, 2018
Shakas up” to Gino Montalvo `12, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The former radio host, turned real estate agent, is starring in a new HGTV pilot called “Shoring the House,” which is set in Corpus Christi.

New Graduates Join Ranks of 50,000+ Islander Alumni

Aug 03, 2018
“There will be many opportunities for you to chase your dreams. Push forward, no matter what obstacles you may face. After all, it’s not about how many times you fall but how many times you get back up.” These words, shared by Ed Cantu `81, echoed through the American Bank Center on Aug. 4, as more than 530 Islander students graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Campus News and Events

Islander Spends Summer with NFL Buffalo Bills

Sep 25, 2018
Many people only dream of meeting NFL greats, but Joseph Eberhardt, senior athletic training major at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, spent the summer working with some of his favorite players as an athletic training intern with the NFL Buffalo Bills in New York.

Island University Hosts Acclaimed Photographer Odette England

Sep 21, 2018
“The Outskirts/Exposed,” a 25-piece exhibition of photographic works by Odette England (b. 1975), a Rhode-Island based artist and photography professor, is on display at the Weil Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi through Friday, October. 12.

Sign up for ‘Study in America’ – Travel to Five States in 11 Days

Sep 21, 2018
An information session about Study in America will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the University Center, room 310. All interested students are invited to attend.

The Windward Review, a Showcase of South Texas Voices

Sep 21, 2018
In an exhibit of unique South Texas and Coastal Bend literary voices, a celebration was held to honor the release of volume 16 of The Windward Review.

Conrad Blucher Institute News

Conrad Blucher Institute Tackles Global Issues with United Nations

Aug 17, 2018
The Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi attended a forum hosted by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Academic Network from July 30 to Aug. 3.

Conrad Blucher Institute and Bell Library Celebrate 100K Historical Documents Cataloged

Jul 13, 2018
The public now has online access to these historical and legally significant documents, the earliest of which are the Blucher Family Papers, thanks to a partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Special Collections and Archives Department at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library and the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science.

A&M-Corpus Christi Researcher helps Tackle Indoor GPS Limitations and Wins $20,000

Jun 25, 2018
Dr. Tianxing Chu, assistant research scientist at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, and researchers from Wuhan University, China, created an app to improve smartphone limitations when it comes to GPS.

Island University Professor Continues to Monitor Crucial Wetlands Post-Harvey Thanks to $41k Grant

May 18, 2018
Dr. Michael Starek, associate professor of geospatial systems engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, received a $41,084 grant from the National Academies of Sciences' Gulf Research Program Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants.

College of Graduate Studies

Sign up for ‘Study in America’ – Travel to Five States in 11 Days

Sep 21, 2018
An information session about Study in America will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the University Center, room 310. All interested students are invited to attend.

Islander Ph.D. Student Interns at NASA, Studies Extreme Weather

Aug 22, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi doctoral student Kevin Nelson spent eight weeks at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center conducting proprietary research on the development of new algorithms used to identify extreme precipitation events as well as examine their spatiotemporal and physical characteristics.

VANTAGE Program Empowers Teen Girls through Mentoring and Career Exploration

Jul 20, 2018
VANTAGE, which stands for Vocational Awareness and Team-Based Girls Empowerment, challenged the young ladies to explore career opportunities, gain leadership skills and establish meaningful relationships with high-achieving women in the community.

Texas Sea Grant Awards Eight Island University Graduates Research Funding

Jun 19, 2018
The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University recently awarded $15,400 in funding to eight graduate students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi through their Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program.