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Alissa Inman

An Outstanding Islander

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The Run-Around
Avid runner and triathlete Alissa Inman is promoting health, running and the beautiful scenery of the Coastal Bend as part of a 65.8-mile running adventure around Corpus Christi Bay on March 26. Anyone is invited to join Inman, College Services Coordinator for the College of Education, for part or the full course. While in search of a graduate school, and a place to continue learning Spanish (Inman studied in Madrid) and enjoy windsurfing year-round, the native of Cape Cod, Mass., discovered Corpus Christi in 2003. She was drawn to the city’s beautiful waterfront with weather conducive to outdoor sports and the supportive network of athletes who made her feel welcome. Her goal is to share that enthusiasm. Although Inman ran in high school, she didn’t return to the sport until 2006. She is also a windsurfer who sailed competitively in college. Inman has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University (Boston) and received a Master of Arts in English in December 2007 from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. She is now a doctoral student in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Educational Leadership Program. In 2009 she received the Dorothy Yeater Memorial Scholarship for academic achievement, history of leadership and service and commitment to the University. The former advisor for the Islander Running Club has served on numerous University committees including the Center for Educational Development, Evaluation and Research Conference Planning Committee. She coordinates the annual Discover Windsurfing Day, which provides free windsurfing lessons to community members. She now writes the weekly “Running Buddy” fitness column for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. She is a board member for the Corpus Christi Windsurfing Association and the South Texas Area Runners, Riders and Swimmers (STARRS), and a member of the Corpus Christi Roadrunners. For more information on the 65.8 mile Run Around the Bay, visit http://www.wix.com/corgnilias/run.

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