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The Island University Celebrates Homecoming with Lighting of the 'I,' Parade, and Pep Rally

February 14, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Students, alumni, and friends showed their excitement and Islander pride during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Homecoming 2013 celebration held February 4-9.

Highlights from the week’s festivities included the spirited Lighting of the “I,” an alumni shrimp boil, and a Homecoming parade and a pep rally held in downtown Corpus Christi. 

During the Lighting of the “I” Spirit Rally, the campus community showed their Islander enthusiasm as the Blue Crew student athletic booster organization and the Islanders Cheer and Dance Teams led the crowd in spirit chants and cheers as the ‘I’ was lit on February 6.

Saturday events welcomed the community downtown for a Homecoming parade on Shoreline Boulevard to the American Bank Center led by Parade Marshal, University President Flavius Killebrew.  Participating organizations included Islanders Greek Life, Islanders Spirit Teams, Izzy the Islander, local high school spirit teams, and community businesses. At the same time, alumni served all-you-can-eat boiled shrimp with all the fixings under the big white tent.

Following the parade, a pep rally was held next to the American Bank Center featuring the Islanders Cheer and Dance Teams and Blue Crew building the crowd’s spirit before the Islanders Men’s basketball game against McNeese State. The Islanders took the victory with a final score of 61-58.  Earlier that afternoon, the Islanders women's basketball team won 60-59 against McNeese.

The winners for Homecoming Court were:

Queen - senior - Mary Jo Ruffier 

King - senior - Sergio Angel

Duchess - junior - Cameo Basaldua

Duke - junior - Matt Daniels 

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