Veteran, Mother, Scholar; Rebecca Heath Earns Legacy Ring

Veteran, Mother, Scholar; Rebecca Heath Earns Legacy Ring

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – In spring 2020, five Islander students were given an Islander Legacy Ring, courtesy of the Islander Alumni Association. It’s a tradition that honors the profound contributions that students make to the Island campus and beyond. For Rebecca Heath '20, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi senior economics major and veteran, her Islander Ring is emblematic of her devotion to her studies, peers, and professors.

Islander Alumni Give Back Through New Mentorship Program

Islander Alumni Give Back Through New Mentorship Program

Established in fall 2019, the Islander Alumni Mentorship Program aids undergraduate students by connecting them with successful alumni who were once in their shoes. The program is currently in a pilot phase with 18 mentors/mentees participating.

TAMU-CC Expert Part of Team Surveying South Texas Business Owners About Impact of COVID-19 Shutdown

TAMU-CC Expert Part of Team Surveying South Texas Business Owners About Impact of COVID-19 Shutdown

As the Texas economy continues to reopen, experts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are surveying South Texas businesses to assess the impact of closing and the prospects of getting back to work.

Islander Nursing Students to Benefit from 78K Grant for Pandemic-Ready Training Modules

Islander Nursing Students to Benefit from 78K Grant for Pandemic-Ready Training Modules

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Thanks to a $78,571 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (CONHS) is working to develop new online pandemic-ready curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students and currently practicing nurses.

Outstanding Graduate Jordan Wainwright Overcomes Health Challenges by Studying Underlying Issues

Outstanding Graduate Jordan Wainwright Overcomes Health Challenges by Studying Underlying Issues

In fall 2017, Jordan Wainwright was a goalkeeper for Islanders Women’s Soccer at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi when her health dramatically declined as a result of a renal disease. Wainwright said studying renal disease became her educational passion as a result of her decline in health. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Exercise Science, Wainwright enrolled in the Master of Science in Kinesiology program. Wainwright, who completed her MS degree in May with a 4.0 GPA, has received the honor of being named an Outstanding Graduate for Spring 2020.

IDET Grads, Students in Position to Lead, Innovate During Time of Distance Learning

IDET Grads, Students in Position to Lead, Innovate During Time of Distance Learning

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Texas in March, the emerging public health crisis required the state’s educational leaders across the spectrum to create a distance learning environment so that professors and teachers could continue providing instruction safely to students now required by a state order to study from home. While the situation was one that few could have predicted,  it provided an opportunity for graduates and students of the Instructional Design and Educational Technology (IDET) program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to step forward and share their expertise in designing a remote learning environment for teachers and students.

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

1,027 Islanders walked the stage at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi during the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. This largest graduating fall class in the University’s history joins the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni.

Island University to Host Campus Conversation Challenging Stigmas in Mental Health

Island University to Host Campus Conversation Challenging Stigmas in Mental Health

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Project GRAD is working to defy and debunk the myths and stigmas associated with mental health and minorities.

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Awarded to Island University Grad Student

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Awarded to Island University Grad Student

An American hero, medical doctor, civil rights activist, and distinguished humanitarian, Dr. Hector P. Garcia (1914-1996) ranks among the most prolific figures in Mexican American history. To celebrate and remember his life, the Mary and Jeff Bell Library Special Collections and Archives at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, along with support from the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation, created the inaugural Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship.

Criminal Justice Major, Outstanding Graduate Brittney Fricks Shines at Island University, Looks to Law School

Criminal Justice Major, Outstanding Graduate Brittney Fricks Shines at Island University, Looks to Law School

From an early age, Brittney Fricks has maintained a deep interest in the legal profession. As a student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Fricks earned a Bachelor of Applied Science, Magna Cum Laude, and a minor in pre-law in Spring Commencement and was selected by the Office of the Provost for the honor of Outstanding Graduate. Her immediate intention is to enroll in law school.

TAMU-CC Professors Suggest Training to Combat Stigmatization, Prejudice Related to COVID-19

TAMU-CC Professors Suggest Training to Combat Stigmatization, Prejudice Related to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges across the country, more and more people are feeling the impacts of the virus. A tendency is to seek out something or someone to blame, and sometimes the blame is unfairly placed.

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Islander Student-Led Creative Writing Journal Adopts Multi-Media Format

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Islander Student-Led Creative Writing Journal Adopts Multi-Media Format

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes and adjustments at the Island University, and Windward Review, the university’s premier creative writing journal, is also adapting to the times.

Islander Nursing Students to Benefit from 78K Grant for Pandemic-Ready Training Modules

Islander Nursing Students to Benefit from 78K Grant for Pandemic-Ready Training Modules

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Thanks to a $78,571 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (CONHS) is working to develop new online pandemic-ready curriculum for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students and currently practicing nurses.

Outstanding Graduate Aaron Aguilar Displays Leadership as First-Generation College Grad

Outstanding Graduate Aaron Aguilar Displays Leadership as First-Generation College Grad

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Exhibiting a legacy of leadership and Islander spirit, spring 2020 graduate Aaron Aguilar is moving onto post-graduate life with hopes of helping families and those in need of medical care for the long-haul.

Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Receives $650K to Provide Scholarships to Disadvantaged Students

Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Receives $650K to Provide Scholarships to Disadvantaged Students

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi has been awarded a federal grant of $650,000 to help encourage diversity among health care professionals by providing aspiring medical students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds with scholarships, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced this week.

Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ to Feature Island University Marine Biology Professor

Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ to Feature Island University Marine Biology Professor

Scientists believe that monster sharks make their home under the old Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys. Fishermen claim that one of the sharks is an 18-foot-long, one-ton great hammerhead named Big Mo. If this is true, he will be the largest hammerhead on the planet. Dr. David Portnoy, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Associate Professor of Life Sciences and the Ruth A. Campbell Professor of Marine Biology, has conducted research to answer questions about Big Mo that will be revealed on “Monster Under the Bridge,” an hour-long documentary that airs on the Discovery Channel at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 as part of “Shark Week.”

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Continued Caution Despite Peak in COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Continued Caution Despite Peak in COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations

Researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are watching data that shows a hopeful peak in the number of cases of COVID-19 as well as the number of hospitalizations and people in the ICU, but warn that now is not the time to let down our guard.

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Residents to Follow Precautions to Slow Rapid Increase of COVID-19

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Residents to Follow Precautions to Slow Rapid Increase of COVID-19

Researchers are urging people in the community to commit themselves to carefully following precautions, such as social distancing, hand-washing, wearing face coverings, staying at home, and not gathering in groups in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Continued Caution Despite Peak in COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Continued Caution Despite Peak in COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations

Researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are watching data that shows a hopeful peak in the number of cases of COVID-19 as well as the number of hospitalizations and people in the ICU, but warn that now is not the time to let down our guard.

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Residents to Follow Precautions to Slow Rapid Increase of COVID-19

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Residents to Follow Precautions to Slow Rapid Increase of COVID-19

Researchers are urging people in the community to commit themselves to carefully following precautions, such as social distancing, hand-washing, wearing face coverings, staying at home, and not gathering in groups in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Hit Over 500 New Cases a Day, Precautions Vital for Control

TAMU-CC Researchers Expect COVID-19 Cases to Hit Over 500 New Cases a Day, Precautions Vital for Control

With hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 being reported daily across the Coastal Bend, models developed by researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi show new cases could hit over 500 a day by Sunday, although temporary limitations of the testing capacity may impact the numbers.

Lone Star UAS Provides Support to Nueces County in Midst of COVID-19 Crisis

Lone Star UAS Provides Support to Nueces County in Midst of COVID-19 Crisis

Flights conducted over Easter weekend were centralized in downtown Corpus Christi along Cole Park and Water’s Edge Park along with various locations on North Padre and Mustang Island, areas that were closed to vehicular traffic to deter large social gatherings.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star, NASA Project Nominated for National Aerospace Achievement Award

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star, NASA Project Nominated for National Aerospace Achievement Award

The National Aeronautic Association announced today that work being done by the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation and NASA is among nine aviation and space achievements that will compete for the 2019 Robert J. Collier Trophy for excellence in aeronautics and astronautics in America.

RELLIS Campus Selects Lone Star UAS Center to Assist with Drone Policy, Support

RELLIS Campus Selects Lone Star UAS Center to Assist with Drone Policy, Support

The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is branching out to provide expertise and support to the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas.

Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ to Feature Island University Marine Biology Professor

Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ to Feature Island University Marine Biology Professor

Scientists believe that monster sharks make their home under the old Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys. Fishermen claim that one of the sharks is an 18-foot-long, one-ton great hammerhead named Big Mo. If this is true, he will be the largest hammerhead on the planet. Dr. David Portnoy, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Associate Professor of Life Sciences and the Ruth A. Campbell Professor of Marine Biology, has conducted research to answer questions about Big Mo that will be revealed on “Monster Under the Bridge,” an hour-long documentary that airs on the Discovery Channel at 7 p.m. on Aug. 12 as part of “Shark Week.”

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Continued Caution Despite Peak in COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Continued Caution Despite Peak in COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations

Researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are watching data that shows a hopeful peak in the number of cases of COVID-19 as well as the number of hospitalizations and people in the ICU, but warn that now is not the time to let down our guard.

A&M-Corpus Christi Announces Dr. David Yoskowitz as Senior Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies

A&M-Corpus Christi Announces Dr. David Yoskowitz as Senior Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is proud to announce that Dr. David Yoskowitz has accepted the position of Senior Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. Yoskowitz has been with A&M-Corpus Christi for 18 years, holding both faculty and administrative positions on campus. His comprehensive knowledge in economics, paired with his understanding of Gulf health research are ideal for the next chapter of HRI.

Criminal Justice Major, Outstanding Graduate Brittney Fricks Shines at Island University, Looks to Law School

Criminal Justice Major, Outstanding Graduate Brittney Fricks Shines at Island University, Looks to Law School

From an early age, Brittney Fricks has maintained a deep interest in the legal profession. As a student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Fricks earned a Bachelor of Applied Science, Magna Cum Laude, and a minor in pre-law in Spring Commencement and was selected by the Office of the Provost for the honor of Outstanding Graduate. Her immediate intention is to enroll in law school.

Outstanding Graduate Jordan Wainwright Overcomes Health Challenges by Studying Underlying Issues

Outstanding Graduate Jordan Wainwright Overcomes Health Challenges by Studying Underlying Issues

In fall 2017, Jordan Wainwright was a goalkeeper for Islanders Women’s Soccer at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi when her health dramatically declined as a result of a renal disease. Wainwright said studying renal disease became her educational passion as a result of her decline in health. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Exercise Science, Wainwright enrolled in the Master of Science in Kinesiology program. Wainwright, who completed her MS degree in May with a 4.0 GPA, has received the honor of being named an Outstanding Graduate for Spring 2020.

iCAT Committee Working to Keep Island Felines Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic

iCAT Committee Working to Keep Island Felines Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – As the Island University continues many of its everyday operations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, life in the University’s well-known “Cat Alley” continues to thrive as the members of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Islander Cat Assistance Team (iCAT) maintain their unwavering efforts to secure the health and safety of their feline friends.

Veteran, Mother, Scholar; Rebecca Heath Earns Legacy Ring

Veteran, Mother, Scholar; Rebecca Heath Earns Legacy Ring

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – In spring 2020, five Islander students were given an Islander Legacy Ring, courtesy of the Islander Alumni Association. It’s a tradition that honors the profound contributions that students make to the Island campus and beyond. For Rebecca Heath '20, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi senior economics major and veteran, her Islander Ring is emblematic of her devotion to her studies, peers, and professors.

Islander Alumni Share Memories at Homecoming 2020

Islander Alumni Share Memories at Homecoming 2020

From Tarpons to Islanders, each alumnus is a line in the storied past of our University’s history. Since 1947, the Island University has undergone multiple name changes, mascot changes, and a major reconstruction following the wrath of Hurricane Celia. Through all these changes, generations of Islanders have come and gone with each alumnus holding one sentiment true – the Island is home.

Matthew Pickett ’16, Helping Build Next Generation Space Suit for NASA

Matthew Pickett ’16, Helping Build Next Generation Space Suit for NASA

Currently, Pickett is part of the team engineering the xEMU, a next generation space suit that will be used on the International Space Station. The suit will also be used to support the Artemis III mission, which will land the first woman and next man on the moon in 2024. Pickett’s role on the team is maintaining project-level technical plans, as well as working closely with other specialized engineer teams.