CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Mayor Nelda Martinez presented a proclamation on February 25, at Corpus Christi City Hall declaring Monday, Feb. 24, through Saturday, March 1, as "Islander Homecoming Week" at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
The proclamation invited all citizens to participate in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Homecoming 2014 activities. This year’s theme is “Get Your Gameface On.” Activities include a Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game, the Lighting of the “I” Spirit Rally, an Alumni Pre-Game Homecoming Party, and a colorful downtown parade along Shoreline Boulevard.
Mayor Martinez was presented with a Homecoming 2014 shirt from the University community. University participants included representatives from the Division of Student Engagement and Success and Athletics, as well as representatives from the Student Government Association.
The Island University has served as the premier institution of higher learning in the Coastal Bend for more than six decades, offering more than 10,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in its colleges of Business, Science and Engineering, Education, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Liberal Arts.
Mayor Martinez also recognized the University for making substantial contributions to the economic and cultural vibrancy of the City of Corpus Christi. These contributions include establishing the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center and being designated as an unmanned aircraft system test site by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs in the Coastal Bend area.