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Evan Paret

An Outstanding Islander

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Paving a Green Path

Recent graduate Evan Paret has left his green footprint on the Island University.  He was also responsible for coming up with the idea to enhance the University through the installation of new hydration stations across campus.

As Student Government Association President, Paret stayed on top of new information, issues, and activities that relate to the University and student body.  He was also involved in the University’s Green Initiative since the development of the Environmental Service Fee Referendum in 2010.

“Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is on a green path to sustainable development,” said Paret. “A more sustainable environment at the university is not just based on being environmentally friendly, but the initiative is a measure to generate innovation and new ideas for future leaders.”

After Paret conducted research on the hydration stations, he presented the idea to the Environmental Advisory Council. His project was approved for a feasibility study, and was set into motion.  Now, there are four hydration stations located in the Islander Welcome Center, Corpus Christi Hall, Facilities Services Building, and the Conrad Blucher Institute. Since these stations were installed, there have been more than 18,500 water bottles saved from polluting our environment.

Paret graduated in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Minor in Business Administration. He will attend graduate school at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in fall 2013 to pursue a Master in Public Administration.

One of the most important qualities Paret stresses is student involvement at the Island University. 

“I have made it my personal goal to increase efforts to make students aware of our activities and the opportunities that come with joining organizations,” said Paret. “By having students passionate about their University and their futures, we will continue to maintain an active and positive collaboration between students, staff, and faculty.”

Paret is a member of the Chancellors Student Advisory Council, and is the Graduate Student Representative on the Momentum 20/20 Sustainability Committee.  He is active in the Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend and the World Affairs Council of South Texas.