Campus News and Events

College of Education and Human Development News

Islander Students Present Exemplary Research at Pathways Student Research Symposium

Dec 14, 2018
Many Islander students welcome the opportunity to showcase their academic excellence beyond the classroom.

Love of Teaching Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Make the World a Better Place

Dec 10, 2018
“We only have one life to live, so make it a great life – or not. The choice is yours.” These words are what Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi outstanding graduate Jesse Dolin lives by. Dolin, who will graduate on Dec. 15 alongside 832 other Islanders, will receive a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Islander Battalion Produces Leaders of Character

Nov 16, 2018
The Islander Army ROTC program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi develops a dutiful culture centered on molding cadets through a basic Army training regimen while also providing students with a solid future, civilian or military, built upon strong character, respect, and leadership skills to excel in any facet of their lives.

iHeart Engages Children in Literacy-Focused Instruction

Oct 25, 2018
To help students struggling with literacy, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Education and Human Development has partnered with John F. Kennedy Elementary School in West Oso ISD for an initiative called Islanders Helping the Early Acceleration of Readers Together (iHeart).

College of Liberal Arts and School of Arts, Media & Communication News

University Accepts Musical Instrument Donation from Community Leader Nick Adame

Dec 14, 2018
On Friday, Dec. 14, Dr. Kelly M. Quintanilla, president and CEO of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, accepted an electric bass guitar donation from donor Nick Adame on behalf of the University’s Music Department.

Islander Students Present Exemplary Research at Pathways Student Research Symposium

Dec 14, 2018
Many Islander students welcome the opportunity to showcase their academic excellence beyond the classroom.

Outstanding Graduate Discovers New Passion at Island University

Dec 12, 2018
One of Jennifer Kloesel’s favorite aspects of studying communication is understanding the theories and research behind how people interact and present themselves. Her passion for research led her to focus on relational communication, which builds and maintains relationships in small social networks like the workplace or family. For her capstone project, she studied cultural influences on communication and its correlation to satisfaction in long-distance relationships.

New Sculpture Professor Quick to Make Mark on Texas Art Scene

Nov 29, 2018
A sculpture professor in her third semester at the Island University, Midwest native Leticia Bajuyo’s work is already popping up around Corpus Christi and beyond. 

College of Business News

Business Students Turn Cold Data into Hot Visuals via Dashboard

Dec 04, 2018
Students in the senior-level course Business Intelligence and Analytics, which is taught by Dr. Mohan Rao, formed eight service-learning project teams to provide descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics in the form of dashboards to clients. On Nov. 29, the teams presented their projects in an open forum presentation.

Classes in Full Swing at RELLIS Campus

Nov 27, 2018
An inaugural class of students are enjoying some of the best programs offered by the Texas A&M University System universities at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Business has several professors based at the campus teaching accounting, finance, management, and marketing courses – allowing students to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.

Passion, Pride, and Pursuit of Preserving A&M-Corpus Christi History

Oct 16, 2018
Christopher Potter, senior business major at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is the epitome of Islander pride. Led by a fascination with the University’s origins and a desire to share that information with others, Potter created a documentary detailing the entire history of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Islander Alumnus, Business Grad, to Premiere on HGTV

Aug 20, 2018
Shakas up” to Gino Montalvo `12, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The former radio host, turned real estate agent, is starring in a new HGTV pilot called “Shoring the House,” which is set in Corpus Christi.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences News

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society to Induct 29 Islander Nursing Students

Nov 28, 2018
A total of 29 new members will be inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

CONHS Faculty Members and Students Give 7 Presentations at Transcultural Nursing Society Conference

Nov 06, 2018
A group 15 faculty members and students representing the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi gave a total of seven presentations at the 44th Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, which was held Oct. 18-20 in San Antonio.

Islander Community Comes Together to Form Links Across Campus, Spread Awareness for Suicide

Oct 12, 2018
In a moving demonstration of how we’re all connected, Islanders gathered to spread a paper chain across campus. Faculty, staff, and students christened each link with words of encouragement displaying their caring for each member of the University.

Island University Celebrates Scholarship, Leadership, and Service with Sigma Theta Tau Induction

Aug 08, 2018
On Aug. 2, a total of 35 undergraduates, four graduates, one doctoral student, and one community nurse leader were inducted into the Eta Omicron chapter of Sigma Theta Tau in front of their friends and family.

College of Science and Engineering and School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News

Grad Student Lands $10K Grant to Extend Blacktip Shark Project Into International Waters

Dec 14, 2018
Island University doctoral student Dominic Swift has received a $10,000 grant from the Save Our Seas Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, to collect DNA samples from over 400 blacktips in waters managed by Mexico, Cuba, and The Bahamas.

Islander Students Present Exemplary Research at Pathways Student Research Symposium

Dec 14, 2018
Many Islander students welcome the opportunity to showcase their academic excellence beyond the classroom.

Island University Engineering Building named in Honor of President Emeritus Robert R. Furgason

Dec 07, 2018
More than 200 Islander faculty, staff, students, and local dignitaries joined together on Dec. 7 for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Dedication Ceremony of the Dr. Robert R. Furgason Engineering Building. President Emeritus Furgason joined the Island University in 1990 as its ninth president, serving the institution with dedication and leadership for 14 years.

Island University Math Professor Recognized Internationally for STEM Education Efforts

Dec 07, 2018
Dr. Celil Ekici, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi assistant professor of mathematics, received the Max. E. Lundquest Rising Star STEM Educator Award at the International STEM Education Association’s 2018 conference in Branson, Missouri in October.

Research

Grad Student Lands $10K Grant to Extend Blacktip Shark Project Into International Waters

Dec 14, 2018
Island University doctoral student Dominic Swift has received a $10,000 grant from the Save Our Seas Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, to collect DNA samples from over 400 blacktips in waters managed by Mexico, Cuba, and The Bahamas.

Islander Students Present Exemplary Research at Pathways Student Research Symposium

Dec 14, 2018
Many Islander students welcome the opportunity to showcase their academic excellence beyond the classroom.

Island University Researcher Uncovers Hidden Botanical Treasures in the Food Chain

Nov 27, 2018
For decades, the Earth’s environment has been changing rapidly as a result of human activities such as urbanization, pollution, and habitat destruction. However, our knowledge of how our species affect biodiversity and natural resources is limited due to a lack of long-term studies that span from before humans began to influence our environment to today.

Prestigious Microbiology Conference Brings NASA Scientist to the Island University

Nov 16, 2018
It’s not every day that a college student has the chance to participate in a national conference, let alone attend one in their own backyard. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students were excited to have this unique opportunity in mid-November as the Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) held its biannual meeting on campus for the first time. Students and faculty from across the state of Texas came to the Island University to engage in thoughtful discussion and idea sharing.

Student Life News

883 Islanders Graduate during Largest Fall Commencement Ceremony

Dec 15, 2018
More than 880 Islanders crossed the commencement stage on Dec. 15, 2018, as part of the largest fall commencement ceremony in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi history.

Outstanding Graduate Discovers New Passion at Island University

Dec 12, 2018
One of Jennifer Kloesel’s favorite aspects of studying communication is understanding the theories and research behind how people interact and present themselves. Her passion for research led her to focus on relational communication, which builds and maintains relationships in small social networks like the workplace or family. For her capstone project, she studied cultural influences on communication and its correlation to satisfaction in long-distance relationships.

President Emeritus Dr. Robert Furgason Announced as Fall 2018 Commencement Speaker

Dec 12, 2018
Dr. Robert R. Furgason has undoubtedly had a hefty hand in shaping the University into what it is today. Coming to Corpus Christi in 1990 as the first permanent University President of what was then Corpus Christi State University, Furgason will once again take part in a ceremony he presided over more than two dozen times – a commencement ceremony – though this time, he’ll be delivering the keynote speech.

Island Harbor Gives Students a Home for the Holidays

Dec 11, 2018
While foster care students in Texas are already eligible for tuition and fee waivers at public universities, Island Harbor, which was created in partnership with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, provides waivers for on-campus housing and a meal plan as well as other support services.

Alumni News

883 Islanders Graduate during Largest Fall Commencement Ceremony

Dec 15, 2018
More than 880 Islanders crossed the commencement stage on Dec. 15, 2018, as part of the largest fall commencement ceremony in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi history.

University Announces Homecoming Banquet Honorees

Dec 14, 2018
The National Islander Alumni Association and Islanders Athletics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have announced their award honorees for the 2019 Homecoming Honors Banquet, taking place Friday, Feb. 8, in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. Awards presented that evening include the Distinguished Alumni Awards, Athletic Hall of Honor Inductions and College Achievement Distinctions.

Outstanding Graduate Discovers New Passion at Island University

Dec 12, 2018
One of Jennifer Kloesel’s favorite aspects of studying communication is understanding the theories and research behind how people interact and present themselves. Her passion for research led her to focus on relational communication, which builds and maintains relationships in small social networks like the workplace or family. For her capstone project, she studied cultural influences on communication and its correlation to satisfaction in long-distance relationships.

Love of Teaching Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Make the World a Better Place

Dec 10, 2018
“We only have one life to live, so make it a great life – or not. The choice is yours.” These words are what Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi outstanding graduate Jesse Dolin lives by. Dolin, who will graduate on Dec. 15 alongside 832 other Islanders, will receive a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Campus News and Events

883 Islanders Graduate during Largest Fall Commencement Ceremony

Dec 15, 2018
More than 880 Islanders crossed the commencement stage on Dec. 15, 2018, as part of the largest fall commencement ceremony in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi history.

University Announces Homecoming Banquet Honorees

Dec 14, 2018
The National Islander Alumni Association and Islanders Athletics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have announced their award honorees for the 2019 Homecoming Honors Banquet, taking place Friday, Feb. 8, in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. Awards presented that evening include the Distinguished Alumni Awards, Athletic Hall of Honor Inductions and College Achievement Distinctions.

University Accepts Musical Instrument Donation from Community Leader Nick Adame

Dec 14, 2018
On Friday, Dec. 14, Dr. Kelly M. Quintanilla, president and CEO of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, accepted an electric bass guitar donation from donor Nick Adame on behalf of the University’s Music Department.

Grad Student Lands $10K Grant to Extend Blacktip Shark Project Into International Waters

Dec 14, 2018
Island University doctoral student Dominic Swift has received a $10,000 grant from the Save Our Seas Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, to collect DNA samples from over 400 blacktips in waters managed by Mexico, Cuba, and The Bahamas.

Conrad Blucher Institute News

Conrad Blucher Institute Tackles Global Issues with United Nations

Aug 17, 2018
The Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi attended a forum hosted by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Academic Network from July 30 to Aug. 3.

Conrad Blucher Institute and Bell Library Celebrate 100K Historical Documents Cataloged

Jul 13, 2018
The public now has online access to these historical and legally significant documents, the earliest of which are the Blucher Family Papers, thanks to a partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Special Collections and Archives Department at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library and the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science.

A&M-Corpus Christi Researcher helps Tackle Indoor GPS Limitations and Wins $20,000

Jun 25, 2018
Dr. Tianxing Chu, assistant research scientist at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, and researchers from Wuhan University, China, created an app to improve smartphone limitations when it comes to GPS.

Island University Professor Continues to Monitor Crucial Wetlands Post-Harvey Thanks to $41k Grant

May 18, 2018
Dr. Michael Starek, associate professor of geospatial systems engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, received a $41,084 grant from the National Academies of Sciences' Gulf Research Program Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants.

College of Graduate Studies

Love of Teaching Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Make the World a Better Place

Dec 10, 2018
“We only have one life to live, so make it a great life – or not. The choice is yours.” These words are what Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi outstanding graduate Jesse Dolin lives by. Dolin, who will graduate on Dec. 15 alongside 832 other Islanders, will receive a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Islander Graduate Students Grow with GROW

Oct 19, 2018
Nestled on the second floor of the Mary & Jeff Bell Library, Graduate Resource and Opportunity Workplace, better known as GROW, facilitates the unique needs of graduate students. The space is a comprehensive resource at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi that illustrates commitment to service excellence for more than 2,200 currently enrolled graduate students.

Sign up for ‘Study in America’ – Travel to Five States in 11 Days

Sep 21, 2018
An information session about Study in America will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the University Center, room 310. All interested students are invited to attend.

Islander Ph.D. Student Interns at NASA, Studies Extreme Weather

Aug 22, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi doctoral student Kevin Nelson spent eight weeks at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center conducting proprietary research on the development of new algorithms used to identify extreme precipitation events as well as examine their spatiotemporal and physical characteristics.