Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Dr. Liette Ocker

An Outstanding Islander

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Supporting a Life-Saving Mission
When Dr. Liette Ocker's students voiced their passion for breast cancer awareness, she listened. These days, students gain real-world experience through her Sports Promotion classes, which in three years have raised more than $5,000 for First Friday to underwrite free mammograms for Coastal Bend women. The assistant professor of kinesiology, who specializes in sports management and marketing spectator research, also conceptualized and created the course first offered in fall 2007. In October, the class promoted a Dig Pink Carnival and First Friday Breast Cancer Fundraiser, presenting the organization with a $2,000 check during the Dig Pink volleyball game. As a result, the class helped triple game attendance and the course has been added as a major First Friday sponsor.

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