Save the Date! Island University to Host Record-Breaking Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 21

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold its Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 21 at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi. The ceremony will graduate a record number of Islander students – 1,280. It’s the most students that have ever graduated in a single semester in the university’s 75-year history.

“Commencement is one of the most exciting days of the year for students, their families, and all Islanders,” said Dr. Kelly Miller, TAMU-CC President and CEO. “Our graduates have shown incredible resilience and determination during their academic journey to earn their degrees. We are proud to welcome them into the Islander family as our newest alumni.”

Two ceremonies on May 21 will honor graduates from the Island University’s five academic colleges. Ceremony times are as follows:

10 a.m.

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science and Engineering

2 p.m.

  • College of Business
  • College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Spring 2022 Commencement

Islander graduates at Commencement Ceremony.

This year’s commencement speaker is Liza Mucheru Wisner ’04, ’07, who earned a Master of Science in Educational Technology (Summa Cum Laude) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, minor in Management Information Systems. Wisner went on to be a finalist on NBC’s “The Apprentice,” and is an expert in diversity, equity, and inclusion talent development. She has used her education and experience to be a force in delivering STEM education to economically disadvantaged communities globally. Through her organization,, her mission is to end “technology poverty” by bridging the digital divide. Wisner has also been featured on many media platforms. For a complete list of appearances, visit her website.

Liza Wisner named as Spring 2022 Commencement Speaker

Wisner addresses the audience.

“Being chosen as the commencement speaker is one of the highest honors that I believe any graduate can achieve,” Wisner said. “My fellow Islanders graduating in 2022 are already successful and have a strong foundation. With that strong foundation in place, I intend my message to empower them to continue learning and growing, to show up as their best version every day – not only for themselves but also for their loved ones and for the community they serve.”

The ceremony also includes five Outstanding Islander Graduates who have been selected for their individual achievements by the TAMU-CC Office of the Provost. They include:

  • Josephine Arnold – College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Felicite Galvan – College of Science and Engineering
  • Dustin Hernandez – College of Liberal Arts
  • Ericka Ledesma – College of Education and Human Development
  • Emma Morrow – College of Business

“Commencement is a celebration of students’ hard work and dedication to their education and their future,” said Dr. Clarenda Phillips, TAMU-CC Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Every graduate represents hope, achievement, and promise for themselves, their families, and their communities. As we come together to commemorate the success of our Spring 2022 graduates, we are so excited to see everything they will accomplish throughout their lives because of the time they spent here at the Island University.”

The ceremony is free and open to the public and does not require tickets for entrance. Seating for guests is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and arena doors will open one hour prior to each ceremony.

For those who are unable to attend, both ceremonies will be live-streamed at For more information, visit