Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Amanda Torres

An Outstanding Islander

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Motivated for Success

Amanda Torres is confident that while at the Island University, she has already made the right connections that will assist in her future job hunt to help small green businesses in their economic development. Torres, who graduated cum laude in May with a bachelor’s degree in economics, passed her GMAT and will pursue her Master in Business Administration beginning this fall. The Ingleside, Texas, native and first-generation college student chose the University because of its close proximity to home and the financial aid she earned including the Academic Achievement Scholarship, the Exxon-USA Scholarship, the STARS Scholarship and the Kenedy Memorial Scholarship. One of her proudest accomplishments is her Honors Project of Excellence titled “Uvas No!  Hispanic Women’s Involvement in the Hispanic-led Labor Strikes of the 20th Century and its Economic Implications.” In the Honors Program, Torres had the opportunity to interact with many motivated students, and she says the University’s Honors Program was a launching pad for her to become active in leadership positions. She went on to accept the roles of president of the Student Economics Association; vice president and secretary of the College Republicans; secretary of the Honors Student Association; and student representative for the City of Corpus Christi City Manager’s Economic Stimulus Committee. She was also a member of the Clean Economy Coalition and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society, to name a few. On weekends, Torres enjoys playing piano and teaching Sunday school at her church.

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