GameStop was just a symptom, not the problem

GameStop was just a symptom, not the problem

Note: This article was originally published Feb. 12 on the Texas A&M University RELLIS website, as a Faculty Focus article. The author, Dr. Dimitrios Koutmos, based at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, teaches and conducts research on the RELLIS Campus. He is an assistant professor of finance with research specializations in asset pricing, banking, blockchain technologies, data analytics, derivatives and risk management.

Islander Alumna Starts Online Coffee Company with Assistance from TAMU-CC Business Innovation Center

Islander Alumna Starts Online Coffee Company with Assistance from TAMU-CC Business Innovation Center

A love of exotic coffee flavors led a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumna to launch an online coffee company despite the challenges of starting a business during a pandemic.

Outstanding Graduate Charts Own Path in Accounting Among a Family of Engineers

Outstanding Graduate Charts Own Path in Accounting Among a Family of Engineers

Although he comes from a family of engineers, Kaleb Turner discovered a passion for accounting and leadership at the RELLIS Campus. He is one of 80 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi business students in the first cohort at RELLIS; he was selected by the Office of the Provost as an Outstanding Graduate for the fall 2020 semester and will participate in the Fall Island University Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 19.

Islander Alumna, Westside Native Tapped to Run Garcia Center

Islander Alumna, Westside Native Tapped to Run Garcia Center

The Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi affiliate, has launched a new era with a new director who has spent much of her career as an Island University employee and alumna serving the needs of the facility and, by extension, the community it serves. Garcia Director Esmeralda Herrera-Teran ‘11, '16 began her duties on Dec. 14. Herrera-Teran succeeds Juan Sebastian Garzon ’12, ’13, who served as Garcia Center Director for three years.

Island University’s CNEP Named Outstanding Master’s Counselor Education Program by SACES

Island University’s CNEP Named Outstanding Master’s Counselor Education Program by SACES

Thanks in part to its strong emphasis on community outreach, the Master’s Program in Counseling at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi received the 2020 Outstanding Master’s Counselor Education Program Award from The Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES). The awards were announced on Nov. 16, 2020.

Islander Outstanding Graduate Balances Work, Family, Classes to Earn Educational Leadership Doctorate

Islander Outstanding Graduate Balances Work, Family, Classes to Earn Educational Leadership Doctorate

Wisconsin native Rhianna Flores is graduating from the Island University’s EdD program in Educational Leadership with a 4.0 GPA. A mother of two and full-time employee at London ISD, Flores was selected by the Office of the Provost as an Outstanding Graduate for the Fall 2020 semester. She will participate in the Fall Island University Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 12.

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.

People’s Poetry Festival Highlights Include English Faculty Tom Murphy as Corpus Christi Poet Laureate

People’s Poetry Festival Highlights Include English Faculty Tom Murphy as Corpus Christi Poet Laureate

As a founding member of the People’s Poetry Festival, Thomas Murphy, Professional Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has helped the event grow from six panels of poetry with two open mics over two days to nine panels over the course of three days in the short span of six years. This year, Murphy will serve as Poet Laureate of Corpus Christi for 2021-2022, replacing poet Juan Manual Pérez, who served as the 2019-2020 Poet Laureate.

TESOL Certificate Program Gives Islanders the Ticket to Teach English Abroad

TESOL Certificate Program Gives Islanders the Ticket to Teach English Abroad

Cinthia Cavazos ’19 has always had a passion for traveling. To realize her dream, Cavazos earned a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate. According to Dr. Stephen Doolan, Associate Professor of English and TESOL coordinator, there were 36 students enrolled in the TESOL program in 2013, but by spring 2014, enrollments rose to 53 students and now approximately 55-60 students—60% of whom are not English majors—have enrolled in either the basic TESOL Certificate, which requires 12 credits, or the Advanced TESOL Certificate, which launched in fall 2019 and requires 16 credits.

Photographs of 3 Islanders Featured in 2 Student Exhibitions in Bell Library Through Feb. 19

Photographs of 3 Islanders Featured in 2 Student Exhibitions in Bell Library Through Feb. 19

The thought-provoking photographic work of Islanders Travis Sedillo, Summir Hill and Caleigh Knipling is on display in the Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi through Feb. 19.

Islander Faculty and Students Help Distribute First Round of COVID-19 Vaccines to South Texas community

Islander Faculty and Students Help Distribute First Round of COVID-19 Vaccines to South Texas community

Students and faculty from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently joined the first team of volunteers at the Regional Mega COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Robstown, Texas.

Dr. Hassan Aziz Announced as Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Dr. Hassan Aziz Announced as Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi welcomes Dr. Hassan Aziz as Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Dr. Aziz will join the Island University on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Outstanding Graduate Fremmy Cuadra Leaves Islander Impact Through Distance Education and Nursing Leadership

Outstanding Graduate Fremmy Cuadra Leaves Islander Impact Through Distance Education and Nursing Leadership

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Soon to be two-time alumnus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and active-duty sailor, Fremmy Cuadra, is leading the way for future veterans through his experience in mentorship and work through distance education.

Harte Research Institute-Sponsored Podcast Tells Stories of a Lesser-Known Coast

Harte Research Institute-Sponsored Podcast Tells Stories of a Lesser-Known Coast

The Coastal Bend of Texas is uniquely linked to the Gulf of Mexico. A lot of the history of this unique coastal community has gone untold. “The Gulf” is a new podcast and oral history project that shares these stories about people and nature along the Texas Gulf Coast.

TAMU-CC Researchers to Explore Egyptian Desert for New Water Source for Bedouins

TAMU-CC Researchers to Explore Egyptian Desert for New Water Source for Bedouins

Under the parched landscape of one of the most arid regions in the world, researchers from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will use geophysical technology to locate a new fresh groundwater source for an Egyptian Bedouin community.

Outstanding Graduate Ryan Turner Follows His Passion for Coastal Bend Geology, Geophysics

Outstanding Graduate Ryan Turner Follows His Passion for Coastal Bend Geology, Geophysics

Graduate student Ryan Turner is the 2020 Outstanding Graduate from the College of Science and Engineering.

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.

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.

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.

 GameStop was just a symptom, not the problem

GameStop was just a symptom, not the problem

Note: This article was originally published Feb. 12 on the Texas A&M University RELLIS website, as a Faculty Focus article. The author, Dr. Dimitrios Koutmos, based at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, teaches and conducts research on the RELLIS Campus. He is an assistant professor of finance with research specializations in asset pricing, banking, blockchain technologies, data analytics, derivatives and risk management.

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.

TAMU-CC Researchers to Explore Egyptian Desert for New Water Source for Bedouins

TAMU-CC Researchers to Explore Egyptian Desert for New Water Source for Bedouins

Under the parched landscape of one of the most arid regions in the world, researchers from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will use geophysical technology to locate a new fresh groundwater source for an Egyptian Bedouin community.

Islanders Celebrate Traditions, New and Old, at Homecoming 2021

Islanders Celebrate Traditions, New and Old, at Homecoming 2021

Following an unprecedented winter storm, Islander students, alumni, and fans alike joined together on Feb. 27, to celebrate Islander Homecoming 2021 during the annual Kleberg Classic at Whataburger Field.

TAMU-CC, DMC to Share $650K Texas Reskilling Grant to Support Local Workforce Demands

TAMU-CC, DMC to Share $650K Texas Reskilling Grant to Support Local Workforce Demands

TAMU-CC and Del Mar College, partners dedicated to enhancing educational access and opportunity for students throughout the Coastal Bend, are proud to share a $650,000 grant.

Islanders Reflect, Ponder, Question During Black History Month

Islanders Reflect, Ponder, Question During Black History Month

A historic hard freeze that affected campus operations for the better part of a week and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t dampen the annual Black History Month celebration that took place at the Island University. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi celebrated Black history, culture and achievements during the annual celebration that brings to light past and current struggles in American society with a series of events that began on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in mid-January and ran through Feb. 25.

The Spirit of Homecoming Continues, Feb. 27

The Spirit of Homecoming Continues, Feb. 27

The Spirit of Homecoming continues next week, Feb. 27.

Show Your Islander Spirit During Islander Homecoming 2021: Feb. 14-20

Show Your Islander Spirit During Islander Homecoming 2021: Feb. 14-20

The Islander tradition continues! Show your blue and green pride as students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public celebrate Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Homecoming 2021, held Feb. 14-20.

Islander Alumna Starts Online Coffee Company with Assistance from TAMU-CC Business Innovation Center

Islander Alumna Starts Online Coffee Company with Assistance from TAMU-CC Business Innovation Center

A love of exotic coffee flavors led a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumna to launch an online coffee company despite the challenges of starting a business during a pandemic.