University Announces Homecoming Banquet Honorees for 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The National Islander Alumni Association and Islanders Athletics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi proudly announce their award honorees for the 2022 Homecoming Honors Banquet, taking place Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Honor Inductions will be presented to alumni that evening as part of the Homecoming 2022 festivities that run from Feb. 13-19.

“The Islander spirit is heightened during the Homecoming festivities, and we are very excited to see our alumni family – it’s been too long,” Russell Wagner ’08, Executive Director of the National Alumni Association, said. “We are honoring three fantastic individuals that have made an impact on their professions, the community, and this university.”

Islanders Athletics honors individuals that have laid the foundation of success for future Islander student-athletes.

“I am thrilled to welcome John Jordan and the 2009 Islander men’s tennis team as our 2022 Hall of Honor inductees,” TAMU-CC Athletics Director Jon Palumbo said. “John is one of the most accomplished players in the history of Islanders men’s basketball, and the 2009 men’s tennis team achieved a level of success that places them among the greatest Islander teams in any sport. The impact of these men on our program was profound, and this honor is well deserved!”

The 2022 Homecoming Honors Banquet is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at online at the Islander Alumni Store. Ticket prices begin at $40, with tables of eight priced at $400.

“Every day, we have the privilege of hearing about the amazing things our Islanders do, both as students and once they leave our island,” Wagner continued. “This year again, we are joined by some amazing individuals that have found success beyond the Island but remain anchored to the spirit and traditions of our campus.”

 

The 2022 recipients include:

Distinguished Alumni Awards

  • Distinguished Alumnus: Garrett Frazier ’04 – Frazier is a Director at Frazier Companies and Co-founder/owner of ANETIK Performance, a hot weather-gear company, as well as the founder of Magnifico Media. He also is one of the pioneers of Magnum Oil Tools International. He has been published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has several patents to his name. Frazier formed the Frazier Family Foundation that supports Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi scholarships and research as well as other non-profits in the Coastal Bend.
  • Outstanding Alumnus: Mark Scott ’91– Scott currently is the President of the Coastal Bend Region of San Jacinto Title Services. He served as a Corpus Christi City Councilman for eight terms as both an at-large representative and as the District 4 councilmember. Scott served as President of 4UCC, an organization that advocated for the expansion of Corpus Christi State University to a four-year university. He was instrumental in establishing the agreement that led to the support of the State Senate and House members for the passage of legislation creating Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He also has served as President of the National Islander Alumni Association. Scott has served on numerous boards and organizations in the Coastal Bend community.
  • Young Alumnus Award: Dr. Don Trahan, Jr. ’08, ’10 – Since graduating with his B.A. and M.A. from TAMU-CC,Trahan has worked at Global Equity as a Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Practitioner and a Professor of Counseling at the University of Southern California. Trahan is the founder and owner of Global Equity, which focuses on DEI education and artist management. As a DEI practitioner, he has provided diversity training to universities, companies, and government entities worldwide. In 2017, Trahan was invited to speak at the World Diversity & Inclusion Congress in Mumbai, India. Trahan is considered one of the top 100 global leaders in DEI change management.

Athletic Hall of Honor Inductions

  • John Jordan ’15– Jordan played basketball for the Islanders until 2015. He ranks first all-time in assists (652), first in minutes played (4,340) and free throws made (559) for Islanders Men’s Basketball. Jordan finished his career as the only active player in Division I with more than 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, and 500 assists and is one of two players in Southland Conference history to ever accomplish that feat. He went on to a professional career in the NBA G League and won a Championship for Head Coach Jerry Stackhouse in 2017.
  • 2009 Men’s Tennis Team- Ranked #35 Nationally in NCAA Division 1, the 2009 Tennis team is the highest-ranking ever by any Islander sport. The team was the Southland Tournament Champion and was awarded a #3 Seed at the 2009 NCAA Championships. Coached by Head Coach Steve Moore, and assistant coaches Jason Holland and Goncalo Figueiredo, the team consisted of Jan Cingel, Jaume Farras, James Lankford, Andrew Maingot, Laurent Montoisy, Dmitry Novikov, David Pace, Alex Pavlov, Mike Pavlov, and Jose Zunino.

For a full list of all alumni-related Homecoming events, visit IslanderAlumni.org/Hoco or call 361.825.5787.