Campus News and Events

College of Education and Human Development News

Garcia Center Celebrates Christmas by Finding Trees Forever Homes

Dec 20, 2018
Large trees, colorful lights, and beautiful ornaments bring holiday cheer, brighten up cold winter days, and are a staple and symbol of the holiday season, but some residents do not have the privilege of displaying one in their home due to financial strain. Thanks to the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, Christmas trees and beautiful, ornate decorations have found forever homes with 30 needy families.

Islander Students Present Exemplary Research at Pathways Student Research Symposium

Dec 14, 2018
Many Islander students welcome the opportunity to showcase their academic excellence beyond the classroom.

Love of Teaching Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Make the World a Better Place

Dec 10, 2018
“We only have one life to live, so make it a great life – or not. The choice is yours.” These words are what Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi outstanding graduate Jesse Dolin lives by. Dolin, who will graduate on Dec. 15 alongside 832 other Islanders, will receive a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Islander Battalion Produces Leaders of Character

Nov 16, 2018
The Islander Army ROTC program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi develops a dutiful culture centered on molding cadets through a basic Army training regimen while also providing students with a solid future, civilian or military, built upon strong character, respect, and leadership skills to excel in any facet of their lives.

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

Photography Professor Explores New Creative Approaches at Residency in Florida

Dec 18, 2018
Texas A&M Assistant Professor of Art Jennifer Garza-Cuen spent six weeks at the Robert Rauschenberg residency in Captiva, Florida, this fall. The former home of the late Texas-born artist, the residency is now a collection of homes and studio spaces. Past residents include performance artist Laurie Anderson, photographer Carrie Mae Weems and environmental scientist Dr. Leonard Berry, to name a few.

Communication Class Collaborates with Metropolitan State University of Denver to Prepare Mock Crisis Plan

Dec 18, 2018
A crisis communication course at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi paired with a similar course at Metropolitan State University of Denver to collaborate on a comprehensive mock crisis communications plan for Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation.

University Accepts Musical Instrument Donation from Community Leader Nick Adame

Dec 14, 2018
On Friday, Dec. 14, Dr. Kelly M. Quintanilla, president and CEO of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, accepted an electric bass guitar donation from donor Nick Adame on behalf of the University’s Music Department.

Islander Students Present Exemplary Research at Pathways Student Research Symposium

Dec 14, 2018
Many Islander students welcome the opportunity to showcase their academic excellence beyond the classroom.

College of Business News

Islander Students Develop Software for Texas State Aquarium to Improve Sea Turtle Rescue

Dec 20, 2018
A team of four Islander students developed software to improve sea turtle rescue at the Texas State Aquarium's Wildlife Rescue Center. The application increases efficiency of the sea turtle intake process and gains access to historical data to use for analysis, reporting, and future predictions.

College of Business Hosts ‘The Connected Coast’ Summit Series to Benefit Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Communities

Dec 18, 2018
As the coastal communities struck by Hurricane Harvey work on rebuilding, they also look to in-corporate the latest technologies, innovative infrastructure, and opportunities for economic growth. To support these goals, the College of Business (COB) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is bringing together national experts to share ideas in a series of summits called The Connected Coast.

Business Students Turn Cold Data into Hot Visuals via Dashboard

Dec 04, 2018
Students in the senior-level course Business Intelligence and Analytics, which is taught by Dr. Mohan Rao, formed eight service-learning project teams to provide descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics in the form of dashboards to clients. On Nov. 29, the teams presented their projects in an open forum presentation.

Classes in Full Swing at RELLIS Campus

Nov 27, 2018
An inaugural class of students are enjoying some of the best programs offered by the Texas A&M University System universities at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Business has several professors based at the campus teaching accounting, finance, management, and marketing courses – allowing students to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences News

Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau’s Newest Members Hear Sage Advice at Induction Ceremony

Dec 17, 2018
Keynote speaker Dr. Tammy McGarity, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, reflected on her career in nursing and offered words of wisdom for the 29 newest members of the Eta Omicron Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at the Induction Ceremony on Dec. 13, in the Performing Arts Center.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society to Induct 29 Islander Nursing Students

Nov 28, 2018
A total of 29 new members will be inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

CONHS Faculty Members and Students Give 7 Presentations at Transcultural Nursing Society Conference

Nov 06, 2018
A group 15 faculty members and students representing the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi gave a total of seven presentations at the 44th Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, which was held Oct. 18-20 in San Antonio.

Islander Community Comes Together to Form Links Across Campus, Spread Awareness for Suicide

Oct 12, 2018
In a moving demonstration of how we’re all connected, Islanders gathered to spread a paper chain across campus. Faculty, staff, and students christened each link with words of encouragement displaying their caring for each member of the University.

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

Distinguished Forensic Anthropologist Joins A&M-CC to Strengthen Forensic Science Course Offerings

Jan 09, 2019
Dr. Sharon Derrick is a seasoned forensic anthropologist who worked on cases for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences for more than a decade. Now, Derrick is at the Island University to strength forensic course offerings.

Engineering Students Create Out-of-This-World Project

Jan 07, 2019
A team of four Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi engineering students is hoping to make a difference in outer space. The team already has enjoyed success, creating a prototype for a NASA-sponsored competition that’s designed to help astronauts maintain their muscle mass.

Grad Student Lands $10K Grant to Extend Blacktip Shark Project Into International Waters

Dec 14, 2018
Island University doctoral student Dominic Swift has received a $10,000 grant from the Save Our Seas Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, to collect DNA samples from over 400 blacktips in waters managed by Mexico, Cuba, and The Bahamas.

Islander Students Present Exemplary Research at Pathways Student Research Symposium

Dec 14, 2018
Many Islander students welcome the opportunity to showcase their academic excellence beyond the classroom.

Research

Engineering Students Create Out-of-This-World Project

Jan 07, 2019
A team of four Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi engineering students is hoping to make a difference in outer space. The team already has enjoyed success, creating a prototype for a NASA-sponsored competition that’s designed to help astronauts maintain their muscle mass.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Achieves Tier Two Carnegie Classification

Dec 21, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been designated an “R2 Doctoral University – High Research Activity” by the Carnegie Commission of Higher Education. It’s the first time Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has reached Tier Two status.

Grad Student Lands $10K Grant to Extend Blacktip Shark Project Into International Waters

Dec 14, 2018
Island University doctoral student Dominic Swift has received a $10,000 grant from the Save Our Seas Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, to collect DNA samples from over 400 blacktips in waters managed by Mexico, Cuba, and The Bahamas.

Islander Students Present Exemplary Research at Pathways Student Research Symposium

Dec 14, 2018
Many Islander students welcome the opportunity to showcase their academic excellence beyond the classroom.

Student Life News

Islander Students Develop Software for Texas State Aquarium to Improve Sea Turtle Rescue

Dec 20, 2018
A team of four Islander students developed software to improve sea turtle rescue at the Texas State Aquarium's Wildlife Rescue Center. The application increases efficiency of the sea turtle intake process and gains access to historical data to use for analysis, reporting, and future predictions.

883 Islanders Graduate during Largest Fall Commencement Ceremony

Dec 15, 2018
More than 880 Islanders crossed the commencement stage on Dec. 15, 2018, as part of the largest fall commencement ceremony in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi history.

Outstanding Graduate Discovers New Passion at Island University

Dec 12, 2018
One of Jennifer Kloesel’s favorite aspects of studying communication is understanding the theories and research behind how people interact and present themselves. Her passion for research led her to focus on relational communication, which builds and maintains relationships in small social networks like the workplace or family. For her capstone project, she studied cultural influences on communication and its correlation to satisfaction in long-distance relationships.

President Emeritus Dr. Robert Furgason Announced as Fall 2018 Commencement Speaker

Dec 12, 2018
Dr. Robert R. Furgason has undoubtedly had a hefty hand in shaping the University into what it is today. Coming to Corpus Christi in 1990 as the first permanent University President of what was then Corpus Christi State University, Furgason will once again take part in a ceremony he presided over more than two dozen times – a commencement ceremony – though this time, he’ll be delivering the keynote speech.

Alumni News

883 Islanders Graduate during Largest Fall Commencement Ceremony

Dec 15, 2018
More than 880 Islanders crossed the commencement stage on Dec. 15, 2018, as part of the largest fall commencement ceremony in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi history.

University Announces Homecoming Banquet Honorees

Dec 14, 2018
The National Islander Alumni Association and Islanders Athletics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have announced their award honorees for the 2019 Homecoming Honors Banquet, taking place Friday, Feb. 8, in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. Awards presented that evening include the Distinguished Alumni Awards, Athletic Hall of Honor Inductions and College Achievement Distinctions.

Outstanding Graduate Discovers New Passion at Island University

Dec 12, 2018
One of Jennifer Kloesel’s favorite aspects of studying communication is understanding the theories and research behind how people interact and present themselves. Her passion for research led her to focus on relational communication, which builds and maintains relationships in small social networks like the workplace or family. For her capstone project, she studied cultural influences on communication and its correlation to satisfaction in long-distance relationships.

Love of Teaching Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Make the World a Better Place

Dec 10, 2018
“We only have one life to live, so make it a great life – or not. The choice is yours.” These words are what Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi outstanding graduate Jesse Dolin lives by. Dolin, who will graduate on Dec. 15 alongside 832 other Islanders, will receive a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Campus News and Events

Distinguished Forensic Anthropologist Joins A&M-CC to Strengthen Forensic Science Course Offerings

Jan 09, 2019
Dr. Sharon Derrick is a seasoned forensic anthropologist who worked on cases for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences for more than a decade. Now, Derrick is at the Island University to strength forensic course offerings.

Engineering Students Create Out-of-This-World Project

Jan 07, 2019
A team of four Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi engineering students is hoping to make a difference in outer space. The team already has enjoyed success, creating a prototype for a NASA-sponsored competition that’s designed to help astronauts maintain their muscle mass.

Conrad Blucher Institute Welcomes Dr. Philippe Tissot as Interim Director

Jan 02, 2019
With a new year comes the beginning of a fresh chapter for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI). Dr. Philippe Tissot, who has served as CBI’s associate director since 2011, took on a new role as interim director on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Westminster Choir to Perform for the First Time at Island University

Jan 02, 2019
For the first time in its history, Westminster Choir, conducted by Miller, will make its Corpus Christi debut with a concert titled “Half Acre” at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Conrad Blucher Institute News

Conrad Blucher Institute Welcomes Dr. Philippe Tissot as Interim Director

Jan 02, 2019
With a new year comes the beginning of a fresh chapter for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI). Dr. Philippe Tissot, who has served as CBI’s associate director since 2011, took on a new role as interim director on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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.

College of Graduate Studies

Love of Teaching Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Make the World a Better Place

Dec 10, 2018
“We only have one life to live, so make it a great life – or not. The choice is yours.” These words are what Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi outstanding graduate Jesse Dolin lives by. Dolin, who will graduate on Dec. 15 alongside 832 other Islanders, will receive a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Islander Graduate Students Grow with GROW

Oct 19, 2018
Nestled on the second floor of the Mary & Jeff Bell Library, Graduate Resource and Opportunity Workplace, better known as GROW, facilitates the unique needs of graduate students. The space is a comprehensive resource at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi that illustrates commitment to service excellence for more than 2,200 currently enrolled graduate students.

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.