Dr. Dana Forgione Joins A&M-Corpus Christi as Neal-Coonrod Endowed Chair in Accounting

Dr. Dana Forgione Joins A&M-Corpus Christi as Neal-Coonrod Endowed Chair in Accounting

Dr. Dana Forgione has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the newly created Jessie Frances Neal Foundation and Clifton W. Coonrod Endowed Chair in Accounting in the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

TAMU-CC Researchers Suggest Solutions for Combating Rising Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Pandemic

TAMU-CC Researchers Suggest Solutions for Combating Rising Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 flares up in communities, domestic violence also is flaring up in households. A research team at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is looking at this increase and exploring ways the community can come together to ensure the surge in domestic violence is reported and addressed.

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 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.

Political Science Students Honored with Student Engagement Award for Fall Election Initiative

Political Science Students Honored with Student Engagement Award for Fall Election Initiative

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – As this year’s presidential Election Day approaches, a trio of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students are working to educate young voters on the importance of their impact. Joshua Garcia, Emily Maldonado, and Anthony Ortiz, Islander political science majors led by mentor Dr. Sanne Rijkhoff, Assistant Professor of Political Science, earned a $2,000 award from the Texas Voting Summit’s Votes & Videos competition – a project spearheaded by the Campus Vote Project.

Two Islander Art Students Awarded Grants in ‘New Normal: Rockport’ Art Initiative

Two Islander Art Students Awarded Grants in ‘New Normal: Rockport’ Art Initiative

Islanders Jamie Speck and Juleanna Fuller were among 43 Rockport artists selected to receive funding through THE NEW NORMAL: Rockport initiative by the Fine Line Group, which is providing $150,000 in grants for the creation of new artwork that reflects life in the coastal community during the myriad life-altering events including the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus on eradicating systemic racism, and recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Fuller is an undergraduate sculpture major in her senior year and Speck is a graduate student working on her Master of Fine Arts degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

TAMU-CC Researchers Suggest Solutions for Combating Rising Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Pandemic

TAMU-CC Researchers Suggest Solutions for Combating Rising Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 flares up in communities, domestic violence also is flaring up in households. A research team at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is looking at this increase and exploring ways the community can come together to ensure the surge in domestic violence is reported and addressed.

Outstanding Graduate Lauren Brown Excels as Nursing Student and Track Athlete

Outstanding Graduate Lauren Brown Excels as Nursing Student and Track Athlete

Showing determination to persevere in the classroom and on the field, Islander nursing major, track team athlete, and soon-to-be graduate, Lauren Brown is ready to bring her fighting spirit to patients in need.

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.

Island University Awarded $2.8M DOE Grant to Expand STEM Opportunities to Hispanic Students

Island University Awarded $2.8M DOE Grant to Expand STEM Opportunities to Hispanic Students

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education, under its Title V-Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program. The grant, funded at $561,711 for the first annual budget period, will start Oct. 1 and is anticipated to be renewed four more years for a total award of $2.8 million.

TAMU-CC COVID-19 Researchers Urge Caution During Labor Day Weekend

TAMU-CC COVID-19 Researchers Urge Caution During Labor Day Weekend

With the Labor Day weekend approaching, researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are hoping residents and visitors will avoid the types of large gatherings during Memorial Day that contributed to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College Part of New $20 Million National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College Part of New $20 Million National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

In the Texas Coastal Bend, the partnership will launch a first-of-its-kind pilot AI certificate program between TAMU-CC and DMC that will teach AI to a community college audience, and broaden participation by creating a pipeline for underrepresented students in different parts of the country. Through the institute, private industry partners, along with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, internships and mentoring programs for underrepresented groups and unique workforce retraining modules will be created to engage users in learning AI for environmental applications.

Bell Library Awarded $25K Grant to Digitize Blucher Family Papers

Bell Library Awarded $25K Grant to Digitize Blucher Family Papers

The Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded funding to The Special Collections and Archives Department at Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi under its Texas Reads grant program. Bell Library began work on a project to survey, process and create catalog records for the Charles F.H. von Blucher Family Papers on Sept. 1. Patrons will be able to access the papers via the internet upon completion of the project.

TAMU-CC COVID-19 Researchers Urge Caution During Labor Day Weekend

TAMU-CC COVID-19 Researchers Urge Caution During Labor Day Weekend

With the Labor Day weekend approaching, researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are hoping residents and visitors will avoid the types of large gatherings during Memorial Day that contributed to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College Part of New $20 Million National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College Part of New $20 Million National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

In the Texas Coastal Bend, the partnership will launch a first-of-its-kind pilot AI certificate program between TAMU-CC and DMC that will teach AI to a community college audience, and broaden participation by creating a pipeline for underrepresented students in different parts of the country. Through the institute, private industry partners, along with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, internships and mentoring programs for underrepresented groups and unique workforce retraining modules will be created to engage users in learning AI for environmental applications.

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.

Harte Research Institute Study Finds Coastal Bend Red Tides Increasing, May be Tied to Salinity Increases

Harte Research Institute Study Finds Coastal Bend Red Tides Increasing, May be Tied to Salinity Increases

Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi doctoral candidate Sarah Tominack delved into decades of data from state environmental agencies and historic reports from the Corpus Christi Caller-Times to piece together patterns of red tide occurrences and compared it to environmental data collected over the same period. Her findings suggest that not only are red tides increasing in the Corpus Christi area, but they may be tied to documented long-term increases in salinity levels in the Nueces Estuary system.

Oyster Summit Highlights Science Behind New Texas Industry

Oyster Summit Highlights Science Behind New Texas Industry

Even the pandemic can’t stop the forward momentum of Texas’ newly-legalized oyster business. Scientists, lawmakers, conservationists, and industry officials gathered virtually Wednesday, September 16, to host an Oyster Mariculture Summit to discuss ongoing developments in oyster science, regulatory, environmental, and business issues. The event was hosted by state Rep. Todd Hunter and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Harte Research Institute and Meadows Center Establish Joint Program for Environmental Water Economics, Name Yoskowitz as Scholar

Harte Research Institute and Meadows Center Establish Joint Program for Environmental Water Economics, Name Yoskowitz as Scholar

The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is partnering with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University to create the Mitchell L. Mathis Program for Environmental Water Economics. The joint program will be led by HRI Senior Executive Director Dr. David Yoskowitz, who will serve as the Mitchell L. Mathis Scholar to support the program’s development and application of new research methods toward water management and planning directed at the resolution of water problems.

Political Science Students Honored with Student Engagement Award for Fall Election Initiative

Political Science Students Honored with Student Engagement Award for Fall Election Initiative

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – As this year’s presidential Election Day approaches, a trio of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students are working to educate young voters on the importance of their impact. Joshua Garcia, Emily Maldonado, and Anthony Ortiz, Islander political science majors led by mentor Dr. Sanne Rijkhoff, Assistant Professor of Political Science, earned a $2,000 award from the Texas Voting Summit’s Votes & Videos competition – a project spearheaded by the Campus Vote Project.

Two Islander Art Students Awarded Grants in ‘New Normal: Rockport’ Art Initiative

Two Islander Art Students Awarded Grants in ‘New Normal: Rockport’ Art Initiative

Islanders Jamie Speck and Juleanna Fuller were among 43 Rockport artists selected to receive funding through THE NEW NORMAL: Rockport initiative by the Fine Line Group, which is providing $150,000 in grants for the creation of new artwork that reflects life in the coastal community during the myriad life-altering events including the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus on eradicating systemic racism, and recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Fuller is an undergraduate sculpture major in her senior year and Speck is a graduate student working on her Master of Fine Arts degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Island University Awarded $2.8M DOE Grant to Expand STEM Opportunities to Hispanic Students

Island University Awarded $2.8M DOE Grant to Expand STEM Opportunities to Hispanic Students

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education, under its Title V-Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program. The grant, funded at $561,711 for the first annual budget period, will start Oct. 1 and is anticipated to be renewed four more years for a total award of $2.8 million.

Virtual Commencement and Lei Drive-Through Celebrates Accomplishments of Over 1,800 Islander Graduates

Virtual Commencement and Lei Drive-Through Celebrates Accomplishments of Over 1,800 Islander Graduates

Even in unprecedented times, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi prioritizes the importance of celebrating the hard work and accomplishments of Islander graduates. This week, the Island University honored graduates by hosting an Islander Lei Drive-Thru event to commemorate the time-honored tradition of wearing leis at commencement and welcomed soon-to-be graduates to the Islander alumni community.

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.