Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

1,027 Islanders walked the stage at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi during the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. This largest graduating fall class in the University’s history joins the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni.

Outstanding Graduate, Michael Morris, Shines Light on Finance Sector and Foster Youth

Outstanding Graduate, Michael Morris, Shines Light on Finance Sector and Foster Youth

Michael Morris, finance major in the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is down to the finish line for his undergraduate degree and has received the honor of being named one of two Fall 2019 Outstanding Graduates.

Island University Professors Win National Award for Research on Compassion

Island University Professors Win National Award for Research on Compassion

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Business Professors Dr. Katherine Taken Smith and Dr. Murphy Smith, along with Dr. Hannah Russell, recent Texas A&M Ph.D. grad, and Dr. Don Ariail of Kennesaw State University, Georgia, teamed up to win the Distinguished Research Award for their paper, “Analysis of Compassion in Accounting and Business Students, Overall and by Gender.”

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

1,027 Islanders walked the stage at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi during the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. This largest graduating fall class in the University’s history joins the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni.

Island University Professor Recognized for Dedication to Literacy Research

Island University Professor Recognized for Dedication to Literacy Research

Dr. Bethanie Pletcher, Associate Professor of Reading Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was named the Barbara G. Silverman Endowed Professor of Literacy. Pletcher will serve a three-year term during the academic years 2019-2022.

Faculty Center Lactation Room Adds to Campus Options for Nursing Moms

Faculty Center Lactation Room Adds to Campus Options for Nursing Moms

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recently opened its third lactation room. The newest addition is located on the second floor of the Faculty Center and is open to students, faculty, and staff. The room features two rocking chairs, a mini-fridge, a noise canceling machine, and a wall partition; it is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The other two lactation rooms are in the University Health Center and in Tidal Hall.

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

1,027 Islanders walked the stage at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi during the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. This largest graduating fall class in the University’s history joins the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni.

Island University to Host Campus Conversation Challenging Stigmas in Mental Health

Island University to Host Campus Conversation Challenging Stigmas in Mental Health

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Project GRAD is working to defy and debunk the myths and stigmas associated with mental health and minorities.

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Awarded to Island University Grad Student

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Awarded to Island University Grad Student

An American hero, medical doctor, civil rights activist, and distinguished humanitarian, Dr. Hector P. Garcia (1914-1996) ranks among the most prolific figures in Mexican American history. To celebrate and remember his life, the Mary and Jeff Bell Library Special Collections and Archives at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, along with support from the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation, created the inaugural Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship.

Islander Basketball Player Passionate About Team, Family, Community

Islander Basketball Player Passionate About Team, Family, Community

Dae Dae Evans, a member of Islanders Women's Basketball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is focused on helping others, and being a part of a larger effort to help feed the homeless is definitely on her "to-do" list.

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

1,027 Islanders walked the stage at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi during the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. This largest graduating fall class in the University’s history joins the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni.

Islander Chamber Music Scholarship Program Supports Student Aspirations

Islander Chamber Music Scholarship Program Supports Student Aspirations

Thanks to the Islander Chamber Music Scholarship Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, music students in the Lichtenstein String Quartet, Islander Brass Quintet +1, and Islander Winds ensembles each receive $10,000 per academic year.

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

1,027 Islanders walked the stage at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi during the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. This largest graduating fall class in the University’s history joins the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni.

Island University Celebrates Commissioning of Two ROTC Cadets

Island University Celebrates Commissioning of Two ROTC Cadets

Islander Army ROTC at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi celebrated the commissioning of two new second lieutenants on Dec. 13, 2019, at a ceremony in University Center. This ceremony marks the transition of graduating ROTC students from cadets to officers and includes pinning of lieutenants’ bars by the soldiers’ loved ones as well as the Silver Dollar Salute. Cadets Vincent Lising, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, and Zachary Rojas, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, were commissioned at the event.

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Recognizes 26 New Members

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Recognizes 26 New Members

Celebrating academic success, professionalism, and leadership, a total of 26 new members – a mix of students and community nurse leaders – were inducted into the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Eta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (SIGMA), an elite nursing honor society.

Island University Team Works to Design UAVs that Can Fly as a Flock

Island University Team Works to Design UAVs that Can Fly as a Flock

Dr. Luis Garcia Carrillo's research offers an innovative approach to increasing autonomy in robotic unmanned aerial vehicles.

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

1,027 Islanders walked the stage at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi during the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. This largest graduating fall class in the University’s history joins the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni.

Shared Passion for Research, Soccer Inspires Outstanding Graduate Ashley Hamilton

Shared Passion for Research, Soccer Inspires Outstanding Graduate Ashley Hamilton

Hamilton, a biology major with a 4.0 grade point average, has been selected as an Outstanding Graduate for the College of Science and Engineering and will receive her degree during the Fall 2019 commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14.

1919 Hurricane Demonstrates how Past Speaks to Present

1919 Hurricane Demonstrates how Past Speaks to Present

To commemorate the 1919 Hurricane that ravaged the coastal city of Corpus Christi and claimed as many as 1,000 lives, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Historical Forum along with the Mary and Jeff Bell Library hosted “100 Years After the Storm” on Friday, Sept. 13.

Shorebirds Enjoying a Fruitful Nesting Season on University Beach

Shorebirds Enjoying a Fruitful Nesting Season on University Beach

As the annual shorebird nesting season heads into its final weeks, volunteers with the Conrad Blucher Institute, the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi say the season has been an especially successful one to date at University Beach, across from the Island University.

Blucher Institute Partners with Colorado State Researchers to Study Hurricane Harvey

Blucher Institute Partners with Colorado State Researchers to Study Hurricane Harvey

During the month of June 2019, the Conrad Blucher Institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi acted as home base for a group of students from Colorado State University as they completed a four-week immersion program called the Ethnographic Field School for Risk and Disaster. The program marks the first collaboration between the Blucher Institute and Colorado State and is the first field school of its kind in the U.S., program officials say.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star UAS, NASA, Usher in New Era of Aviation

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star UAS, NASA, Usher in New Era of Aviation

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation and NASA, who have worked together for nearly five years, are entering the final stages of testing for their Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project for the purposes of safely integrating UAS into the National Airspace System.

Aug 12-23: Lone Star UAS, NASA, Continue Unmanned Traffic Management Testing in Downtown Corpus Christi

Aug 12-23: Lone Star UAS, NASA, Continue Unmanned Traffic Management Testing in Downtown Corpus Christi

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation will conduct a test demonstration of its NASA Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) project, commencing Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 with an expected completion date of Friday, Aug. 23.

Two City Parks to Temporarily Close During Drone Testing

Two City Parks to Temporarily Close During Drone Testing

Testing on the UAS will be conducted in downtown Corpus Christi and will create slight diversions throughout the area. On Friday, July 26, the Watergarden Park will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Monday, July 29, Cole Park will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Islanders Invited to Participate in NIH Data Collection Project

Islanders Invited to Participate in NIH Data Collection Project

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and La Palmera are partnering with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health to host the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit that raises awareness about the All of Us Research Program.

Island University Team Works to Design UAVs that Can Fly as a Flock

Island University Team Works to Design UAVs that Can Fly as a Flock

Dr. Luis Garcia Carrillo's research offers an innovative approach to increasing autonomy in robotic unmanned aerial vehicles.

Senior Executive Director Dr. Larry McKinney Announces Retirement After 12 Years of Leadership at Harte Research Institute

Senior Executive Director Dr. Larry McKinney Announces Retirement After 12 Years of Leadership at Harte Research Institute

Dr. Larry McKinney, Senior Executive Director for the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has announced that after more than a decade of service he will retire from his position leading the Gulf’s only dedicated marine science and policy institute effective Aug. 30, 2020.

Islander Basketball Player Passionate About Team, Family, Community

Islander Basketball Player Passionate About Team, Family, Community

Dae Dae Evans, a member of Islanders Women's Basketball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is focused on helping others, and being a part of a larger effort to help feed the homeless is definitely on her "to-do" list.

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

1,027 Islanders walked the stage at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi during the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. This largest graduating fall class in the University’s history joins the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni.

Island University Celebrates Commissioning of Two ROTC Cadets

Island University Celebrates Commissioning of Two ROTC Cadets

Islander Army ROTC at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi celebrated the commissioning of two new second lieutenants on Dec. 13, 2019, at a ceremony in University Center. This ceremony marks the transition of graduating ROTC students from cadets to officers and includes pinning of lieutenants’ bars by the soldiers’ loved ones as well as the Silver Dollar Salute. Cadets Vincent Lising, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, and Zachary Rojas, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, were commissioned at the event.

Island University Ceremonially Signs Purchase Documents for New Downtown Building

Island University Ceremonially Signs Purchase Documents for New Downtown Building

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi commemorated the historic expansion of the Island University with a ceremonial signing of documents signifying the purchase of a five-story building located at 223 N. Chaparral St. in Downtown Corpus Christi.

Paulette Guajardo to Serve as Island University’s Fall Commencement Speaker

Paulette Guajardo to Serve as Island University’s Fall Commencement Speaker

As a lifelong resident of Corpus Christi, City Council Member At-Large Paulette M. Guajardo has a deep knowledge of the challenges faced by her beloved hometown. Two decades removed from her own Island University graduation, Guajardo will serve as the 2019 Fall Commencement speaker for her alma mater.

Island University Honors Regents Professor at Alumni Shrimp Boil

Island University Honors Regents Professor at Alumni Shrimp Boil

Islander alumni, faculty, and staff gathered Oct. 26 at a remote College of Science and Engineering (COSE) research station to celebrate the accomplishments of a Regents Professor and to enjoy a Cajun-style shrimp boil.