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Regents Approve Plan to Add Dining Hall

The Texas A&M System Board of Regents recently approved construction of a new dining hall on the island campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. MORE
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Island University Ranked among Top Colleges for Return on Investment

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has recently been recognized by the College Database as a top Texas college for return on investment. MORE

University Ranks among Top Volunteer-Producing Hispanic Serving Institutions

Peace Corps   Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been recognized by the Peace Corps as one of the top 10 volunteer-producing Hispanic Serving Institutions in the nation for 2013. MORE

NSA Certifies Program Aimed at Cyber Security

NSA certification   Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students will be on the front lines, training to fight the war that is waged online. MORE

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sets Record in Tax Preparations

The 2013 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, a joint program between the University, the United Way of the Coastal Bend, the IRS, and other community partners successfully prepared 3,102 tax returns. MORE

Campus Community Celebrates the School of Arts, Media & Communication

SAMC Awards   More than 40 awards were presented to students, employees, alumni, and community members during the inaugural SAMC Awards. MORE

Nursing Leaders Honored During 'Celebrating a Legacy'

Nursing leaders   The College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently hosted the "Celebrating a Legacy: Honoring the Leaders of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences" reception. MORE

Students Completing ROTC Program Commissioned into U.S. Army

ROTC   Four students, who successfully completed the Islander Battalion ROTC program, were commissioned as second lieutenants into the U.S. Army during a recent ceremony. MORE

Scholarship Honors Lifelong Marine Science Enthusiast

Maggie Bains   Margaret "Maggie" Bains has been recognized for her years of dedication to marine science with the establishment of an endowed scholarship in her name. MORE

University Announces Founding Dean of College of Graduate Studies

Dr. JoAnn Canales   Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has announced the appointment of Dr. JoAnn Canales as the founding Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. The new college will lead expansion efforts in graduate programming and ensure the highest standards of quality in graduate programs. MORE

Dogs Relieve Student Stress during 'Paws on the Island'

Paws on the Island   University students took a break from studying for their finals to interact with dogs provided by Paws Up Inc. during the "Paws on the Island" event May 8. MORE


Big events that happen at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi can now be seen on public access television (channel 19 on Time Warner Cable and Grande Communications). In June, you can catch the Island University Spring Commencement Ceremony, the Islander Ring Ceremony, the G. Russell Kirkland Award Ceremony, and the John W. Hill Endowed Author Guest Lecture Series featuring John R. Erickson, author of “Hank the Cowdog.”

The schedule for the first week of June:

Spring Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, June 5 – 10 p.m.
Thursday, June 6 – 10 a.m.

Islander Ring Ceremony
Monday, June 3 – 11 p.m.
Friday, June 7 – 8 p.m.

G. Russell Kirkland Award
Tuesday, June 4 – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 6 – 11:30 p.m.

John R. Erickson Lecture Series
Monday, June 3 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4 – 9 p.m.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites the community to attend the Campus and Community Engagement Forum regarding the Campus Master Plan on Wednesday, June 12, from 4-5 p.m. in the University Center, Legacy Room 145. MORE

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies will host the 66th annual Meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) from Monday, Nov. 4, through Friday, Nov. 8, at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, 900 North Shoreline Blvd. MORE