Island University Experts Assist Rockport-Fulton in Exploring Economic Development Opportunities

Island University Experts Assist Rockport-Fulton in Exploring Economic Development Opportunities

Researchers from the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi joined other experts last month in assessing economic development possibilities for the community of Rockport-Fulton.

Island University Student Wins Buc Days Ideas Challenge with Vacation Babysitting Project

Island University Student Wins Buc Days Ideas Challenge with Vacation Babysitting Project

What seems like a common challenge often does not have a simple solution, but Taylor Castillo, a junior at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, came up with a plan for parents needing babysitting services while on vacation that won her $3,000 and first place in the fifth annual Buc Days Ideas Challenge competition Feb. 11.

TAMU-CC Accounting Professor at RELLIS Uses Novel Writing to Help Teach Accounting

TAMU-CC Accounting Professor at RELLIS Uses Novel Writing to Help Teach Accounting

Dr. Larry Crumbley, a College of Business accounting professor at the RELLIS Campus, is among the nation’s best-known researchers in the oil and gas accounting and forensic accounting areas. Crumbley also writes educational novels to illustrate accounting concepts in a way to help forensic accounting students seek out the facts.

In Response to Coronavirus, Garcia Center Launches Virtual Literacy Program

In Response to Coronavirus, Garcia Center Launches Virtual Literacy Program

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent closure of schools in the Coastal Bend, the Antonio E. Garcia Center for Arts and Education has launched a Facebook literacy program designed to improving reading and comprehension skills.

Island University Hosts 670 K-12 Students at Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair

Island University Hosts 670 K-12 Students at Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair

Ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, 670 student participants from an 11-county region in South Texas took part in the Valero Energy Foundation and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair on Feb. 8, 2020.

Islanders Volunteer Unique Skills during National Homeless Count

Islanders Volunteer Unique Skills during National Homeless Count

Showing compassion, empathy, and Islander spirit, students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi took to emergency shelters, transitional housing, and unsheltered locations on Jan. 23, volunteering their time to collect data from around Nueces County during the Annual Point In Time Count.

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.

Islanders Steal the Show at ADDY Awards, Win 19 Student Trophies

Islanders Steal the Show at ADDY Awards, Win 19 Student Trophies

The Department of Art + Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi won a remarkable 19 American Advertising Awards at the local American Advertising Federation (AAF) competition. The “ADDY” Awards, which are held to recognize and reward creative excellence in the field of advertising, took place Feb. 28 at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Island University Administrator, Author, Scholar Shares Inspiring Stories of Women Activists

Island University Administrator, Author, Scholar Shares Inspiring Stories of Women Activists

The diverse stories of five women social justice activists—four of whom are still living—were told in broad but dramatic strokes during “Stories of Social Justice,” presented by Dr. Amy Aldridge Sanford, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Aldridge Sanford based her presentation for the Women’s History Month event on a series of social justice profiles, three of whom she featured in a newly published book.

YWCA Awards A&M-Corpus Christi Communication Professor Diana Ivy

YWCA Awards A&M-Corpus Christi Communication Professor Diana Ivy

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Dr. Diana Ivy, Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will be one of eight local women receiving the YWCA Y Women in Careers award at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Nursing Faculty Sews, Donates Face Masks to Local Health Professionals

Nursing Faculty Sews, Donates Face Masks to Local Health Professionals

Inspired by her former students and current colleagues, Dr. Julie Fomenko, Assistant Professor and Director of the Simulation and Clinical Learning Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is doing her part to in the fight against COVID-19.

Social Distancing Promoted through Online Education at Island University

Social Distancing Promoted through Online Education at Island University

On Monday, March 23, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi implemented its transition of the lecture portion of classes to fully online for each of its six academic colleges, minimizing if not fully eliminating face-to-face contact between students and faculty. This, after an extended spring break period so faculty, staff, and administrators could best prepare to take courses online.

Owens, Clinical Assistant Professor, Recognized by A&M System for Impact on Diversity and Health Care

Owens, Clinical Assistant Professor, Recognized by A&M System for Impact on Diversity and Health Care

Instrumental to the continued growth of diversity awareness and education in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS), Dr. Sherdeana Owens, Clinical Assistant Professor and Health Sciences Coordinator at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was selected to represent the Island University at the first-ever Chancellor’s Summit on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Island University Researchers Receive $800K Grant for Baffin Bay Pollution Study

Island University Researchers Receive $800K Grant for Baffin Bay Pollution Study

In 2020, the Center for Water Supply Studies (CWSS) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi received a two-year $863,921 grant from the Texas General Land Program (GLO), Coastal Management Program (CMP) as part of a Special Merit Project to study the nonpoint source pollution – , or pollution coming from many different sources rather than one central one – loading to Baffin Bay.

Islander Marine Science Students Research Oso Bay During Annual Diurnal

Islander Marine Science Students Research Oso Bay During Annual Diurnal

Marine science students joined a wider community of work as they took part in the annual Diurnal, a 24-hour study measuring marine organisms in Oso Bay that has gone on for nearly 5 decades.

Harte Research Institute Awarded Nearly $2 Million in State Grants for Coastal Science

Harte Research Institute Awarded Nearly $2 Million in State Grants for Coastal Science

Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi researchers have been awarded nearly $2 million in Texas Coastal Management Plan grants to study issues affecting the water quality of Baffin Bay, Texas; to continue a popular oyster reef restoration, outreach, and citizen science project; and to model the impacts of sea level rise and storm surge on the Texas Coast.

1919 Hurricane Demonstrates how Past Speaks to Present

1919 Hurricane Demonstrates how Past Speaks to Present

To commemorate the 1919 Hurricane that ravaged the coastal city of Corpus Christi and claimed as many as 1,000 lives, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Historical Forum along with the Mary and Jeff Bell Library hosted “100 Years After the Storm” on Friday, Sept. 13.

Shorebirds Enjoying a Fruitful Nesting Season on University Beach

Shorebirds Enjoying a Fruitful Nesting Season on University Beach

As the annual shorebird nesting season heads into its final weeks, volunteers with the Conrad Blucher Institute, the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi say the season has been an especially successful one to date at University Beach, across from the Island University.

Blucher Institute Partners with Colorado State Researchers to Study Hurricane Harvey

Blucher Institute Partners with Colorado State Researchers to Study Hurricane Harvey

During the month of June 2019, the Conrad Blucher Institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi acted as home base for a group of students from Colorado State University as they completed a four-week immersion program called the Ethnographic Field School for Risk and Disaster. The program marks the first collaboration between the Blucher Institute and Colorado State and is the first field school of its kind in the U.S., program officials say.

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.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star UAS, NASA, Usher in New Era of Aviation

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star UAS, NASA, Usher in New Era of Aviation

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation and NASA, who have worked together for nearly five years, are entering the final stages of testing for their Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project for the purposes of safely integrating UAS into the National Airspace System.

Island University Researchers Receive $800K Grant for Baffin Bay Pollution Study

Island University Researchers Receive $800K Grant for Baffin Bay Pollution Study

In 2020, the Center for Water Supply Studies (CWSS) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi received a two-year $863,921 grant from the Texas General Land Program (GLO), Coastal Management Program (CMP) as part of a Special Merit Project to study the nonpoint source pollution – , or pollution coming from many different sources rather than one central one – loading to Baffin Bay.

Art Integrated BSN Program Teaches Nurses Humanist Approach

Art Integrated BSN Program Teaches Nurses Humanist Approach

In 2019, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi received a four-year $2.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to initiate a new art-integrated accelerated nursing program. Almost a year later, the program’s first cohort of students showed off their work and displayed how art has helped them grow into better healthcare providers during the Crossroads of Art and Primary Care Symposium on Feb. 19.

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.

In Response to Coronavirus, Garcia Center Launches Virtual Literacy Program

In Response to Coronavirus, Garcia Center Launches Virtual Literacy Program

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent closure of schools in the Coastal Bend, the Antonio E. Garcia Center for Arts and Education has launched a Facebook literacy program designed to improving reading and comprehension skills.

Social Distancing Promoted through Online Education at Island University

Social Distancing Promoted through Online Education at Island University

On Monday, March 23, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi implemented its transition of the lecture portion of classes to fully online for each of its six academic colleges, minimizing if not fully eliminating face-to-face contact between students and faculty. This, after an extended spring break period so faculty, staff, and administrators could best prepare to take courses online.

Islanders and Community Supporters Celebrate Homecoming 2020

Islanders and Community Supporters Celebrate Homecoming 2020

Islanders past and present, from far and near, along with members of the community, celebrated Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Homecoming 2020, held Feb. 23-29.

 Alumni Celebrate Islander Pride During 2020 Homecoming Honors Banquet

Alumni Celebrate Islander Pride During 2020 Homecoming Honors Banquet

Each year during the Homecoming season, a select class of change makers who’ve graced the Island campus are invited back to recognize their success in a big way. On Feb. 28, the National Islander Alumni Association and Islanders Athletics recognized four alumni honorees for their impact on society and their professions during the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Homecoming Honors Banquet.

Islanders and Community Supporters Celebrate Homecoming 2020

Islanders and Community Supporters Celebrate Homecoming 2020

Islanders past and present, from far and near, along with members of the community, celebrated Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Homecoming 2020, held Feb. 23-29.

Island University Reveals Jake Hoot, ‘The Voice’ Season 17 Winner, as Homecoming 2020 Headliner

Island University Reveals Jake Hoot, ‘The Voice’ Season 17 Winner, as Homecoming 2020 Headliner

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is excited to announce Jake Hoot, Corpus Christi native and reigning Season 17 Champion of NBC’s “The Voice,” as the main entertainer for this year’s Homecoming celebration.