Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Andy Le

An Outstanding Islander

Outline photo of Andy Le

Academic Journey
Knowing little English, Andy Le left his hometown of Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam, in fall 2007 to pursue his academic journey at the Island University. On the strong recommendation of a family friend who was attending MBA classes at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Le decided to research the University. And after viewing the image gallery, Le and his family were sold on the campus – a lush, tropical educational environment nestled on its own island. Le polished his English-speaking skills by taking English as a Second Language International (ESLI) classes for a year. The nursing major, who plans to become a nurse anesthetist, is excited to start his nursing classes this spring in the new state-of-the art Island Hall. As a University photographer working alongside University photographer Jeff Janko, he has witnessed first-hand the phenomenal transformation and growth of the campus. He says the experience keeps him tuned into all the wonderful and exciting activities happening on campus, including groundbreakings and celebrations, the unveiling of new buildings and numerous cultural events. In his spare time, Le enjoys taking scenic and nature photos at the Island University. One of his best student discoveries is his growing involvement in diversifying the campus. In fall 2010 Le was voted president of the Vietnamese Student Association, home to 150 active members. He was responsible for planning the organization’s largest event, “Hidden Charm” Vietnam Night, in November 2010, where students performed traditional dances, songs and games. The event, which attracted around 250 guests for hors d’oeuvres and entertainment, included a reception and choreographed routines in costume for the Ao Dai dance, the Ao Ba Ba dance and bamboo dance. Le’s younger brother, Huy Le, is already making plans to attend Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

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