Campus News and Events

College of Education and Human Development News

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.

Island University Hosts ME by the SEa, STEM Professional Development Conference

Jun 25, 2018
Eager to expand their educational toolbox and gain a renewed sense of excitement about teaching, more than 160 established educators and future instructors from 26 local school districts and five universities attended the 14th annual regional professional development conference for STEM education, ME by the SEa.

Valuable Water Monitoring System Destroyed by Harvey Benefits from Grant

Jun 15, 2018
Thanks to a $23,833 grant from The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Larry Lloyd, CBI research specialist II and project lead, will now be able to reestablish this valuable monitoring system in the San Antonio Bay.

Very Important Kids Camp Makes Islander Impact on Local Youth

Jun 14, 2018
The Very Important Kids (VIK) Camp, which is co-hosted by the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, the Art Museum of South Texas and the Island University’s College of Science and Engineering (COSE), provides local kids with a summer full of fun and education in the arts, drama, reading and STEM.

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

Words Create Impact: Islanders Improve Community through Grant Writing

Jul 19, 2018
Words are powerful. Not only do they convey concepts, thoughts, and feelings but they also translate into real world change. This was a lesson learned by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi graduate and undergraduate students recently enrolled in grant writing courses as their hard work contributed to the mission of local nonprofits and organizations.

Camp on the Coast: Creating Leaders in Life and on the Stage

Jul 12, 2018
It’s a theatre camp that teaches more than acting, lighting, props and costume design – it’s an immersive experience promoting creativity, comradery and healthy competition. More than 120 of the best high school theatre students from around the state attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Camp on the Coast 2018, an intense two-week summer program for students whose skillsets range from novice to leading lady/gentleman.

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.

A&M-Corpus Christi New Students Ready for College Life Thanks to Islander Launch

Jun 21, 2018
Surfers, kayaks and blue and green flags lined Ocean Drive as Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi incoming students made their way to campus for Islander Launch, the University’s new student orientation hosted by the Department of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS). As students and their families turned the corner toward the Performing Arts Center (PAC), they were greeted by University faculty and staff in blue Hawaiian-themed shirts, waiting to help them prepare for their first day of classes and learn more about their college.

College of Business News

A&M-Corpus Christi’s New Online BBA Completion Offers Work-School-Life Balance

Jun 12, 2018
The College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is responding to a need expressed by adult learners who wish to complete a four-year business degree but have found balancing existing obligations with school to be an insurmountable challenge. The Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Completion was developed to allow those who have completed first and second year lower division courses through a community college to complete the final two years of a business degree online.

MBA Graduate Makes Islander Impact at Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Jun 05, 2018
Driven by motivation to improve health care for children in South Texas, Eduardo Gomez, ’05, earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Business Degree Gives Islander Alumna Confidence to Pursue Passion for Writing

Jun 01, 2018
One Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumna has used her degree in a way she never imagined. Alyssa Harbert ‘13, earned a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and, at the time, didn’t realize she would one day become a self-published author. Her short story, titled ‘The Child,’ is the first installment in a mystery series that incorporates science fiction and biology.

A&M-Corpus Christi Receives a Federal Grant to Construct a Hurricane Harvey Economic Recovery Plan

May 16, 2018
The U.S. Economic Development Administration has enlisted the help of the College of Business at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to research the economic needs of communities hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey to help them not only recover, but potentially prosper beyond where they were before the natural disaster.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences News

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.

Island University Nursing Students Earn Their White Coats, Transition From Classroom to Clinic

Jun 21, 2018
“When you put on your scrubs and that white coat, it’s a whole new feeling. It’s like you are putting on your superhero suit and you are transforming yourself,” shared Destiny Pratt who received her white coat during a special ceremony hosted by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences on June 20.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Welcomes 79 Islander Nursing Students

May 11, 2018
A total of 79 new members were inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing on May 10, in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Each inductee received a lavender and white honorary cord, along with an inductee ribbon from Eta Omicron Chapter officers.

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

New Summer Course Explores Science-Based Animal Husbandry Techniques at the Texas State Aquarium

Jul 20, 2018
During the new summer course, Island University students learned everything there was to know about what it takes to run an aquarium.

HRI Director Larry McKinney on the Passing of Dr. John 'Wes' Tunnell

Jul 16, 2018
Wes Tunnell is the soul of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. World renowned ocean explorer and advocate Sylvia Earle was the inspiration and Ed Harte was the visionary, but Wes was the one to put it all together and make HRI a reality.

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.

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.

Research

HRI Director Larry McKinney on the Passing of Dr. John 'Wes' Tunnell

Jul 16, 2018
Wes Tunnell is the soul of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. World renowned ocean explorer and advocate Sylvia Earle was the inspiration and Ed Harte was the visionary, but Wes was the one to put it all together and make HRI a reality.

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.

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.

‘The Great Snapper Count’ Hits the Water This Summer

Jun 13, 2018
As the Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and its partners head out into the field this summer to begin intensive data gathering for a monumental fisheries project, they’re inviting the public to stay informed through the launch of a new video series and website.

Student Life News

Words Create Impact: Islanders Improve Community through Grant Writing

Jul 19, 2018
Words are powerful. Not only do they convey concepts, thoughts, and feelings but they also translate into real world change. This was a lesson learned by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi graduate and undergraduate students recently enrolled in grant writing courses as their hard work contributed to the mission of local nonprofits and organizations.

Island Harbor Program Welcomes Future Islanders to Campus

Jul 18, 2018
On July 17, youth and young adults were invited to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for a campus tour tailored for those who are in foster care or have recently aged out of foster care. During the tour, the group learned more about Island Harbor, an innovative and unique program offering eligible foster care students a tuition and fee waiver, plus an additional waiver for campus housing and meal plans.

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.

Camp on the Coast: Creating Leaders in Life and on the Stage

Jul 12, 2018
It’s a theatre camp that teaches more than acting, lighting, props and costume design – it’s an immersive experience promoting creativity, comradery and healthy competition. More than 120 of the best high school theatre students from around the state attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Camp on the Coast 2018, an intense two-week summer program for students whose skillsets range from novice to leading lady/gentleman.

Alumni News

Business Degree Gives Islander Alumna Confidence to Pursue Passion for Writing

Jun 01, 2018
One Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumna has used her degree in a way she never imagined. Alyssa Harbert ‘13, earned a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and, at the time, didn’t realize she would one day become a self-published author. Her short story, titled ‘The Child,’ is the first installment in a mystery series that incorporates science fiction and biology.

Islanders Create ‘VeedaMom App’ to Detect Depression During and After Pregnancy

May 09, 2018
Almost 30 percent of women all over the world experience feelings of anxiety, fear, insecurity and sadness after the birth of a baby. These feelings are commonly known as postpartum depression (PPD). However, little is known about the depression that affects thousands of women during pregnancy, lesser known as peripartum depression. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumnas Dr. Adriana Dyurich, ‘17 and Dr. Veena Prasad, ’18 created “VeedaMom App”, an educational mobile app to help women cope with both PPD and peripartum depression.

Islander ‘Pride and Tradition’ Celebrated at Homecoming 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Generations of Islanders gathered to celebrate their Islander spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2018 Homecoming week, taking place Feb. 4-10. This year’s homecoming theme was “Pride & Tradition.”

Celebrate Islander Pride and Tradition at Homecoming 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Generations of Islanders are ready to celebrate Islander spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2018 Homecoming week, taking place Sunday, Feb. 4, through Saturday, Feb. 10. Faculty, staff and students, along with alumni and the local community, are invited to partake in the festivities.

Campus News and Events

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.

New Summer Course Explores Science-Based Animal Husbandry Techniques at the Texas State Aquarium

Jul 20, 2018
During the new summer course, Island University students learned everything there was to know about what it takes to run an aquarium.

Words Create Impact: Islanders Improve Community through Grant Writing

Jul 19, 2018
Words are powerful. Not only do they convey concepts, thoughts, and feelings but they also translate into real world change. This was a lesson learned by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi graduate and undergraduate students recently enrolled in grant writing courses as their hard work contributed to the mission of local nonprofits and organizations.

Island Harbor Program Welcomes Future Islanders to Campus

Jul 18, 2018
On July 17, youth and young adults were invited to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for a campus tour tailored for those who are in foster care or have recently aged out of foster care. During the tour, the group learned more about Island Harbor, an innovative and unique program offering eligible foster care students a tuition and fee waiver, plus an additional waiver for campus housing and meal plans.

Conrad Blucher Institute News

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.

A&M-Corpus Christi Researchers Take Part in Bahamas Ocean Wave Study

Apr 10, 2018
While many people visit the Bahamas for vacation, one group of researchers went for more than just the beautiful sights. Dr. Michael Starek, assistant professor and director of the Measurement Analytics Lab at the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and his student research assistant, Jake Berryhill visited the Bahamas to investigate the movement of massive boulders by large storm waves as part of a scientific research team.

College of Graduate Studies

Valuable Water Monitoring System Destroyed by Harvey Benefits from Grant

Jun 15, 2018
Thanks to a $23,833 grant from The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Larry Lloyd, CBI research specialist II and project lead, will now be able to reestablish this valuable monitoring system in the San Antonio Bay.

MBA Graduate Makes Islander Impact at Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Jun 05, 2018
Driven by motivation to improve health care for children in South Texas, Eduardo Gomez, ’05, earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Charles W. Schwartz, Chairman of Texas A&M System Board, to Deliver Commencement Keynote Address

Dec 05, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is proud to announce Charles W. Schwartz, Chairman of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, as the fall 2017 Commencement keynote speaker. More than 850 Islander graduates from all five colleges are expected to walk the stage during two ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16.

College of Graduate Studies

Dec 05, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is proud to announce Charles W. Schwartz, Chairman of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, as the fall 2017 Commencement keynote speaker. More than 850 Islander graduates from all five colleges are expected to walk the stage during two ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16.