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.

Coaching Model Sets New Teachers Up for Success

Coaching Model Sets New Teachers Up for Success

During his clinical experience as a teacher candidate, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumnus Luke Marbach said he has benefited greatly from his experience in the Field Experience Coaching class, a model that features an embedded teaching coach who is available via Webex to reinforce the importance of clinical practice, lesson planning, classroom language, reflection, and goal setting to a cohort of roughly 18-22 teacher students. The College of Education and Human Development has implemented usage of the Field Experience Coaching Model at four elementary schools and four secondary schools in three school districts to date.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to Participate in TAMU System-wide ‘Blue Light’ Initiative for World Teachers’ Day

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to Participate in TAMU System-wide ‘Blue Light’ Initiative for World Teachers’ Day

Blue lights will shine bright on Texas A&M University System campuses across Texas today, Monday, Oct. 5, in recognition of World Teachers’ Day. The 11 universities in the A&M System, the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, and the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center Dallas campus will illuminate a total of 30 iconic buildings and landmarks. At Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, the Momentum Wave at the main entrance to campus will be lit.

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.

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.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations Continue to Teach Islanders the Importance of Culture

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations Continue to Teach Islanders the Importance of Culture

Determined to celebrate a safe, yet socially distant Hispanic Heritage Month, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi switched to a virtual format for most of its events this year. From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, various key campus wide events celebrated Hispanic culture and offered a chance for learning, enrichment, and prizes.

Recipient of Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Continues Research Amid Pandemic

Recipient of Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Continues Research Amid Pandemic

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Supporting research through unprecedented times, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Mary and Jeff Bell Library recently welcomed the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship for a unique research experience unlike any other. Implementing safety guidelines for the well-being of researchers, staff, faculty, and Islander students alike, the library rearranged research resources and accessibility in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

English Professor, Islander Alumnus, Recognized for Research on Latinx Students

English Professor, Islander Alumnus, Recognized for Research on Latinx Students

A prolific emerging scholar, Dr. Yndalecio Hinojosa has published five book chapters in use by fellow academics as well as one edited collection since earning his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 2015 and accepting a teaching position at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi later that same year. His work ethic and passion for research and teaching earned Hinojosa, Assistant Professor of English, the Island University’s 2020 Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity Award.

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 Biomedical Sciences Professor Awarded NIH Grant to Study How the Brain Controls, Remembers Our Reaction to Fear

Island University Biomedical Sciences Professor Awarded NIH Grant to Study How the Brain Controls, Remembers Our Reaction to Fear

When we experience fear, what happens inside our brains to help us react? Research in the lab of Dr. Riccardo Mozzachiodi, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, is studying the much simpler brain of a marine snail to find answers.

Island University Biology Professor Awarded National Science Foundation Grant as Part of Arctic Research Project

Island University Biology Professor Awarded National Science Foundation Grant as Part of Arctic Research Project

A new collaborative research project led by a pair of researchers at the University of Arizona that includes team members from Duke University, North Carolina University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has received funding by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Environmental Biology to study biodiversity in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic regions.

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 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.

English Professor, Islander Alumnus, Recognized for Research on Latinx Students

English Professor, Islander Alumnus, Recognized for Research on Latinx Students

A prolific emerging scholar, Dr. Yndalecio Hinojosa has published five book chapters in use by fellow academics as well as one edited collection since earning his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 2015 and accepting a teaching position at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi later that same year. His work ethic and passion for research and teaching earned Hinojosa, Assistant Professor of English, the Island University’s 2020 Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity Award.

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.

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.

Island University Biology Professor Awarded National Science Foundation Grant as Part of Arctic Research Project

Island University Biology Professor Awarded National Science Foundation Grant as Part of Arctic Research Project

A new collaborative research project led by a pair of researchers at the University of Arizona that includes team members from Duke University, North Carolina University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has received funding by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Environmental Biology to study biodiversity in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic regions.

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.

Recipient of Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Continues Research Amid Pandemic

Recipient of Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Continues Research Amid Pandemic

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Supporting research through unprecedented times, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Mary and Jeff Bell Library recently welcomed the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship for a unique research experience unlike any other. Implementing safety guidelines for the well-being of researchers, staff, faculty, and Islander students alike, the library rearranged research resources and accessibility in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations Continue to Teach Islanders the Importance of Culture

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations Continue to Teach Islanders the Importance of Culture

Determined to celebrate a safe, yet socially distant Hispanic Heritage Month, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi switched to a virtual format for most of its events this year. From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, various key campus wide events celebrated Hispanic culture and offered a chance for learning, enrichment, and prizes.

Coaching Model Sets New Teachers Up for Success

Coaching Model Sets New Teachers Up for Success

During his clinical experience as a teacher candidate, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumnus Luke Marbach said he has benefited greatly from his experience in the Field Experience Coaching class, a model that features an embedded teaching coach who is available via Webex to reinforce the importance of clinical practice, lesson planning, classroom language, reflection, and goal setting to a cohort of roughly 18-22 teacher students. The College of Education and Human Development has implemented usage of the Field Experience Coaching Model at four elementary schools and four secondary schools in three school districts to date.

Copperhead Jack’s Brings New Flavor to Island University

Copperhead Jack’s Brings New Flavor to Island University

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A new addition to the Island University’s Cove food court is making meals on the Island tastier than ever as part of a new series of renovations and expansions taking place this academic year.

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.