TAMU-CC Outstanding Graduate Megan Dodd Keeps Her Eye on the Goal in Soccer, Management, Finance

TAMU-CC Outstanding Graduate Megan Dodd Keeps Her Eye on the Goal in Soccer, Management, Finance

In the sporting world, Islander Megan Dodd might be described as a “triple threat,” but her achievements include not only success in sports, but success in the study of management and finance.

Island University Hosts First Adjunct Excellence Awards

Island University Hosts First Adjunct Excellence Awards

Presented by the TAMU-CC Center for Faculty Excellence, the first Adjunct Excellence Awards at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recognized the service of 76 adjunct faculty to the Island University with service pins. The winner of the first Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award was Cassie White of the Department of Art and Design. Dr. Scott Elliff, retired Corpus Christi ISD Superintendent of Schools and adjunct professor and Superintendent Preparation Program Coordinator for the Department of Educational Leadership, was named the runner-up recipient.

Islanders Memorialize Nine Honorees at Islander Tribute

Islanders Memorialize Nine Honorees at Islander Tribute

In a somber yet moving ceremony, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi memorialized nine Islanders lost in 2019, 2020, and 2021 as part of its annual Islander Tribute. Family members were joined by Islander faculty, staff, and students in the two-part ceremony, which began in Anchor Ballroom in University Center before concluding in the memorial area of Lee Plaza.

Island University Hosts First Adjunct Excellence Awards

Island University Hosts First Adjunct Excellence Awards

Presented by the TAMU-CC Center for Faculty Excellence, the first Adjunct Excellence Awards at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recognized the service of 76 adjunct faculty to the Island University with service pins. The winner of the first Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award was Cassie White of the Department of Art and Design. Dr. Scott Elliff, retired Corpus Christi ISD Superintendent of Schools and adjunct professor and Superintendent Preparation Program Coordinator for the Department of Educational Leadership, was named the runner-up recipient.

Islanders Memorialize Nine Honorees at Islander Tribute

Islanders Memorialize Nine Honorees at Islander Tribute

In a somber yet moving ceremony, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi memorialized nine Islanders lost in 2019, 2020, and 2021 as part of its annual Islander Tribute. Family members were joined by Islander faculty, staff, and students in the two-part ceremony, which began in Anchor Ballroom in University Center before concluding in the memorial area of Lee Plaza.

TAMU-CC Receives $1.15 Million NSF Award to Help Train STEM Teachers

TAMU-CC Receives $1.15 Million NSF Award to Help Train STEM Teachers

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been awarded a $1.15 million National Science Foundation grant to recruit 24 students and help prepare them to become middle school and high school teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, known as STEM.

Island University Hosts First Adjunct Excellence Awards

Island University Hosts First Adjunct Excellence Awards

Presented by the TAMU-CC Center for Faculty Excellence, the first Adjunct Excellence Awards at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recognized the service of 76 adjunct faculty to the Island University with service pins. The winner of the first Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award was Cassie White of the Department of Art and Design. Dr. Scott Elliff, retired Corpus Christi ISD Superintendent of Schools and adjunct professor and Superintendent Preparation Program Coordinator for the Department of Educational Leadership, was named the runner-up recipient.

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.

School of Arts, Media, and Communications Celebrates Student Achievements at 9th Annual SAMC Awards

School of Arts, Media, and Communications Celebrates Student Achievements at 9th Annual SAMC Awards

On May 2, 2021, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi held its ninth annual School of Arts, Media, and Communication (SAMC) Awards of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) in celebration of the work and progress of its students. This year’s SAMC awards presentation was held virtually via a YouTube live stream due to ongoing precautions related to COVID-19.

Outstanding Graduate Barret Flaminio Excels as Communication Major After Army Career

Outstanding Graduate Barret Flaminio Excels as Communication Major After Army Career

After a 24-year career in the Army and Army Reserve that included a 14-month deployment in Afghanistan, Barret Flaminio looked to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to pursue a college degree. At the Island University, Flaminio has blossomed as a student and is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a 3.7 GPA. Flaminio was selected by the Office of the Provost as an Outstanding Graduate for the spring 2021 semester. He will participate in the Island University Commencement Ceremony on May 15.

Island Waves Wins Two Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Awards

Island Waves Wins Two Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Awards

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s student-run newspaper, Island Waves, won the Second Place ‒ Overall Excellence: Newspaper award in Division 3 of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA)’s Previously Published contest during its virtual 2021 TIPA Convention, held March 25-26, 2021, on Zoom. In addition, Karina Garcia ’21, an Island Waves reporter and anchor of the campus news video program, The Riptide, won the Third Place ‒ Feature Story award in Division 3.

Outstanding Graduate Mariah Ramon Scores as First Soccer Player to Graduate from Islander Nursing Program

Outstanding Graduate Mariah Ramon Scores as First Soccer Player to Graduate from Islander Nursing Program

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – With hopes to inspire the next class of first-generation college students, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi student-athlete and nursing major Mariah Ramon left nothing on the field when it comes to her dual passions for nursing and soccer.

Islander Nursing Students Combat Health Care Biases During Poverty Simulation

Islander Nursing Students Combat Health Care Biases During Poverty Simulation

In an effort to equip the next generation of Islander nurses with empathy and understanding of vulnerable populations, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted a Community Action Poverty Simulation in collaboration with the Homeless Issues Partnership on April 23-24.

Island University Hosts First Adjunct Excellence Awards

Island University Hosts First Adjunct Excellence Awards

Presented by the TAMU-CC Center for Faculty Excellence, the first Adjunct Excellence Awards at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recognized the service of 76 adjunct faculty to the Island University with service pins. The winner of the first Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award was Cassie White of the Department of Art and Design. Dr. Scott Elliff, retired Corpus Christi ISD Superintendent of Schools and adjunct professor and Superintendent Preparation Program Coordinator for the Department of Educational Leadership, was named the runner-up recipient.

TAMU-CC Researcher Receives National Award for Farmed Oyster Breeding Project

TAMU-CC Researcher Receives National Award for Farmed Oyster Breeding Project

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi researcher Dr. Christopher Hollenbeck is being recognized nationally for his work to breed a more robust strain of oysters better suited to being raised commercially in oyster farms.

TAMU-CC Researchers Secure $1.6 million for Matagorda Bay Mitigation Projects

TAMU-CC Researchers Secure $1.6 million for Matagorda Bay Mitigation Projects

Researchers from the Harte Research Institute and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have received over $1.6 million in grants to restore the health and water quality of several local Texas bay ecosystems, and conduct research that will help stave off future environmental problems.

Island University Hosts First Adjunct Excellence Awards

Island University Hosts First Adjunct Excellence Awards

Presented by the TAMU-CC Center for Faculty Excellence, the first Adjunct Excellence Awards at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recognized the service of 76 adjunct faculty to the Island University with service pins. The winner of the first Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award was Cassie White of the Department of Art and Design. Dr. Scott Elliff, retired Corpus Christi ISD Superintendent of Schools and adjunct professor and Superintendent Preparation Program Coordinator for the Department of Educational Leadership, was named the runner-up recipient.

Medical Society Joins TAMU-CC Researchers in Encouraging Changes that May Slow COVID-19 Increase

Medical Society Joins TAMU-CC Researchers in Encouraging Changes that May Slow COVID-19 Increase

Data showing rapidly increasing COVID-19 infections at the approach of the holiday season has members of a special joint task force and the Nueces County Medical Society particularly concerned.

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Caution to Avoid New COVID-19 Surge this Fall

TAMU-CC Researchers Urge Caution to Avoid New COVID-19 Surge this Fall

Researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are urging everyone to remain vigilant and continue to wear face coverings, maintain social distance, and avoid large indoor gatherings as the number of COVID-19 cases rises across some parts of Texas.

TAMU-CC Researchers Map Out How COVID-19 May Look in Future

TAMU-CC Researchers Map Out How COVID-19 May Look in Future

With many Texas businesses now allowed to increase occupancy to 75% effective Sept. 21, researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have prepared scenarios that show how the spread of COVID-19 could change over the coming weeks in the Coastal Bend.

Lone Star UAS Center Unveils Netting Structure that Allows Safer, More Efficient Drone Test Flights

Lone Star UAS Center Unveils Netting Structure that Allows Safer, More Efficient Drone Test Flights

A new netting structure – as big as a five-story warehouse – is giving drone-operating experts at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence & Innovation a much greater ability to test drones safely and quickly at the center’s Flour Bluff headquarters.

TAMU-CC’s Lone Star UASC Supports NASA Project

TAMU-CC’s Lone Star UASC Supports NASA Project

The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence and Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi played a key role in a recent test that will help NASA work to integrate drones into everyday use in the future, both for cargo and passenger transportation.

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.

TAMU-CC Researcher Receives National Award for Farmed Oyster Breeding Project

TAMU-CC Researcher Receives National Award for Farmed Oyster Breeding Project

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi researcher Dr. Christopher Hollenbeck is being recognized nationally for his work to breed a more robust strain of oysters better suited to being raised commercially in oyster farms.

TAMU-CC Researchers Secure $1.6 million for Matagorda Bay Mitigation Projects

TAMU-CC Researchers Secure $1.6 million for Matagorda Bay Mitigation Projects

Researchers from the Harte Research Institute and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have received over $1.6 million in grants to restore the health and water quality of several local Texas bay ecosystems, and conduct research that will help stave off future environmental problems.

Lone Star UAS Center Unveils Netting Structure that Allows Safer, More Efficient Drone Test Flights

Lone Star UAS Center Unveils Netting Structure that Allows Safer, More Efficient Drone Test Flights

A new netting structure – as big as a five-story warehouse – is giving drone-operating experts at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence & Innovation a much greater ability to test drones safely and quickly at the center’s Flour Bluff headquarters.

School of Arts, Media, and Communications Celebrates Student Achievements at 9th Annual SAMC Awards

School of Arts, Media, and Communications Celebrates Student Achievements at 9th Annual SAMC Awards

On May 2, 2021, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi held its ninth annual School of Arts, Media, and Communication (SAMC) Awards of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) in celebration of the work and progress of its students. This year’s SAMC awards presentation was held virtually via a YouTube live stream due to ongoing precautions related to COVID-19.

TAMU-CC Outstanding Graduate Megan Dodd Keeps Her Eye on the Goal in Soccer, Management, Finance

TAMU-CC Outstanding Graduate Megan Dodd Keeps Her Eye on the Goal in Soccer, Management, Finance

In the sporting world, Islander Megan Dodd might be described as a “triple threat,” but her achievements include not only success in sports, but success in the study of management and finance.

Outstanding Graduate Barret Flaminio Excels as Communication Major After Army Career

Outstanding Graduate Barret Flaminio Excels as Communication Major After Army Career

After a 24-year career in the Army and Army Reserve that included a 14-month deployment in Afghanistan, Barret Flaminio looked to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to pursue a college degree. At the Island University, Flaminio has blossomed as a student and is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a 3.7 GPA. Flaminio was selected by the Office of the Provost as an Outstanding Graduate for the spring 2021 semester. He will participate in the Island University Commencement Ceremony on May 15.

TRIO SSS-STEM Program Creates Pathway to Success for Islander Students

TRIO SSS-STEM Program Creates Pathway to Success for Islander Students

Curating a unique program of resources to aid first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the STEM field, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Student Support Services – STEM program has positively impacted the academic success of more than 100 Islander students through its holistic and individualized support system.

Success of First COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Prompts Second Event on Friday, April 9

Success of First COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Prompts Second Event on Friday, April 9

In collaboration with Nueces County and multiple community partners, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi held its first COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic open to students, faculty, staff, and the Coastal Bend community.

Inaugural Grateful Islanders Festival Demonstrates Impact of Community Support at Island University

Inaugural Grateful Islanders Festival Demonstrates Impact of Community Support at Island University

In a show sincerest thanks, more than 400 Islander students recognized the hundreds of donors and community members who create opportunities for education and academic success during the inaugural Grateful Islanders Festival.