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.

Islander Graphic Design Students Showcase Environmental Concerns in K Space Exhibition

Islander Graphic Design Students Showcase Environmental Concerns in K Space Exhibition

A plastic bag snagged on a fishing lure. A taco filled with throwaway items like a drink lid and a plastic fork. A clever reworking of a familiar image – that of a female swimmer in deep water with bold red type above the ocean surface. They are but a few of the 16 arresting images in “Unsustainable: A Design for Good Poster Exhibition” that is on display at K Space Contemporary in downtown Corpus Christi until Nov. 28.

Island University Liberal Arts Researchers Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Island University Liberal Arts Researchers Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has received its first grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Island University team received a $75,000 grant from a new NSF program called Build & Broaden, which is sponsored by the NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. The team received funding for its submission, “Build and Broaden: Bridging Critical Research Collaborations for Faculty Success in Texas MSIs.” The grant provides funding for three mini-conferences for MSI faculty in Texas, with a focus on participation by faculty of color, women faculty, and mid-career faculty.

Islander Graphic Design Students Join ONE DAY Service Project to Develop Ad Campaign for Nonprofit

Islander Graphic Design Students Join ONE DAY Service Project to Develop Ad Campaign for Nonprofit

On Oct. 24, 2020, a group of about 20 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students and alumni assembled in person and virtually to develop and implement a campaign for local nonprofit Communities in Schools of the Coastal Bend. The students helped create a multimedia advertising campaign for the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which has little or no marketing budget.

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.

Geophysical Test Site Provides New Resource to Students, Researchers at TAMU-CC

Geophysical Test Site Provides New Resource to Students, Researchers at TAMU-CC

A new Geophysical Test Site (GTS) gives students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi an opportunity to employ the latest state-of-the-art techniques of investigating subsurface objects in a rare, hands-on field laboratory.

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 Researcher Develops Color Guide to Assess Health of Coral Reefs

TAMU-CC Researcher Develops Color Guide to Assess Health of Coral Reefs

Researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are using a special color guide to assess the health of ocean coral at the Texas State Aquarium.

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 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.

Geophysical Test Site Provides New Resource to Students, Researchers at TAMU-CC

Geophysical Test Site Provides New Resource to Students, Researchers at TAMU-CC

A new Geophysical Test Site (GTS) gives students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi an opportunity to employ the latest state-of-the-art techniques of investigating subsurface objects in a rare, hands-on field laboratory.

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.

HRI Fisheries Chair Dr. Greg Stunz Receives Texas A&M Regents Professor Award

HRI Fisheries Chair Dr. Greg Stunz Receives Texas A&M Regents Professor Award

Stunz is a pioneer beyond his work with the charismatic shark, and has conducted groundbreaking science at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi supporting healthy fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico; forged unique partnerships with anglers, conservation groups, and private industry to support good science in the recreational fishing industry; and educated a new generation of Gulf scientists.

Islander Graphic Design Students Showcase Environmental Concerns in K Space Exhibition

Islander Graphic Design Students Showcase Environmental Concerns in K Space Exhibition

A plastic bag snagged on a fishing lure. A taco filled with throwaway items like a drink lid and a plastic fork. A clever reworking of a familiar image – that of a female swimmer in deep water with bold red type above the ocean surface. They are but a few of the 16 arresting images in “Unsustainable: A Design for Good Poster Exhibition” that is on display at K Space Contemporary in downtown Corpus Christi until Nov. 28.

Students Receive Islander Ring During Social Distanced Celebration

Students Receive Islander Ring During Social Distanced Celebration

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Adapting a long-held Islander tradition to honor students’ hard work and perseverance, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Islander Alumni Association held its inaugural Islander Ring Celebration Nov. 7, allowing students a rare opportunity to celebrate alongside friends and family amid the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Islander Graphic Design Students Join ONE DAY Service Project to Develop Ad Campaign for Nonprofit

Islander Graphic Design Students Join ONE DAY Service Project to Develop Ad Campaign for Nonprofit

On Oct. 24, 2020, a group of about 20 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students and alumni assembled in person and virtually to develop and implement a campaign for local nonprofit Communities in Schools of the Coastal Bend. The students helped create a multimedia advertising campaign for the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which has little or no marketing budget.

Islander Alumnus Reels in Shark on TV’s “Shark Tank”

Islander Alumnus Reels in Shark on TV’s “Shark Tank”

It took some work, but Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumnus Kanz Kayfan’15 and co-founding partner Sobhan Sanaee were able to hook a shark – Mr. Wonderful – and walk away with a deal as seen on the Oct. 30 episode of the ABC business reality TV series “Shark Tank.”

Students Receive Islander Ring During Social Distanced Celebration

Students Receive Islander Ring During Social Distanced Celebration

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Adapting a long-held Islander tradition to honor students’ hard work and perseverance, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Islander Alumni Association held its inaugural Islander Ring Celebration Nov. 7, allowing students a rare opportunity to celebrate alongside friends and family amid the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Island University Dedicates Bench in Honor of Rabbi Kenneth Roseman

Island University Dedicates Bench in Honor of Rabbi Kenneth Roseman

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted an intimate reception on Oct. 25 to dedicate a bench in memory Rabbi Kenneth Roseman (1939-2020), former Islander professor, student and long-time member of the community.