Campus News and Events

College of Education and Human Development News

Island University Hosts ME by the SEa, STEM Professional Development Conference

Jun 25, 2018
Eager to expand their educational toolbox and gain a renewed sense of excitement about teaching, more than 160 established educators and future instructors from 26 local school districts and five universities attended the 14th annual regional professional development conference for STEM education, ME by the SEa.

Very Important Kids Camp Makes Islander Impact on Local Youth

Jun 14, 2018
The Very Important Kids (VIK) Camp, which is co-hosted by the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, the Art Museum of South Texas and the Island University’s College of Science and Engineering (COSE), provides local kids with a summer full of fun and education in the arts, drama, reading and STEM.

A&M-Corpus Christi Hosts Free Exercise Therapy Classes, Including Yoga and Tai Chi

May 22, 2018
Enter a SummaryRecent studies have shown that certain types of exercise can drastically improve the mental health benefits already enjoyed by those receiving regular therapy. With this in mind, the Counseling and Training Clinic at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is now offering free yoga and tai chi classes meant to complement ongoing individual, group or couples therapy sessions. Through these new exercise therapy programs, staff at the clinic hope members of the local community will improve their mental health while increasing their physical health.

Islander ROTC Hosted Largest Ever Commissioning Ceremony

May 11, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted its largest ever Islander ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, with 11 students making the transition from Army cadet to second lieutenant. Family and friends, along with university officials, attended the ceremony, which was held May 11, in the Warren Theatre. Welcoming remarks were given by Dr. Kelly M. Quintanilla, University President, who praised the students for their development in the areas of leadership, team-building, management and physical fitness.

College of Liberal Arts and School of Arts, Media & Communication News

Camp on the Coast: Creating Leaders in Life and on the Stage

Jul 12, 2018
It’s a theatre camp that teaches more than acting, lighting, props and costume design – it’s an immersive experience promoting creativity, comradery and healthy competition. More than 120 of the best high school theatre students from around the state attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Camp on the Coast 2018, an intense two-week summer program for students whose skillsets range from novice to leading lady/gentleman.

Mexico Inspires Eight Islander Honors Students During Study Abroad Experience

Jun 29, 2018
Eight Island University Honors Program students spent a part of their summer walking the wide cobblestone streets of historic San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, awed by the beautiful landscape surrounding them. The small town – a seamless marriage of natural foliage and man-made architecture – welcomed them with unexplored streets, friendly locals and vendors selling local crafts.

A&M-Corpus Christi New Students Ready for College Life Thanks to Islander Launch

Jun 21, 2018
Surfers, kayaks and blue and green flags lined Ocean Drive as Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi incoming students made their way to campus for Islander Launch, the University’s new student orientation hosted by the Department of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS). As students and their families turned the corner toward the Performing Arts Center (PAC), they were greeted by University faculty and staff in blue Hawaiian-themed shirts, waiting to help them prepare for their first day of classes and learn more about their college.

A&M-Corpus Christi Trumpet Ensemble Attends International Music Conference

Jun 14, 2018
James Tomerlin, a junior music major, was one of six students who make up the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Trumpet Ensemble, recently performed at the 2018 International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Conference, held May 29-June 2 in San Antonio.

College of Business News

A&M-Corpus Christi’s New Online BBA Completion Offers Work-School-Life Balance

Jun 12, 2018
The College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is responding to a need expressed by adult learners who wish to complete a four-year business degree but have found balancing existing obligations with school to be an insurmountable challenge. The Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Completion was developed to allow those who have completed first and second year lower division courses through a community college to complete the final two years of a business degree online.

MBA Graduate Makes Islander Impact at Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Jun 05, 2018
Driven by motivation to improve health care for children in South Texas, Eduardo Gomez, ’05, earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Business Degree Gives Islander Alumna Confidence to Pursue Passion for Writing

Jun 01, 2018
One Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumna has used her degree in a way she never imagined. Alyssa Harbert ‘13, earned a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and, at the time, didn’t realize she would one day become a self-published author. Her short story, titled ‘The Child,’ is the first installment in a mystery series that incorporates science fiction and biology.

A&M-Corpus Christi Receives a Federal Grant to Construct a Hurricane Harvey Economic Recovery Plan

May 16, 2018
The U.S. Economic Development Administration has enlisted the help of the College of Business at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to research the economic needs of communities hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey to help them not only recover, but potentially prosper beyond where they were before the natural disaster.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences News

Nursing and Health Science Students Take on Mission to Improve Texas Colonias Healthcare

Jul 13, 2018
For the second year in a row, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi nursing and health science students took time out of their summer to help the disadvantaged.

Mexico Inspires Eight Islander Honors Students During Study Abroad Experience

Jun 29, 2018
Eight Island University Honors Program students spent a part of their summer walking the wide cobblestone streets of historic San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, awed by the beautiful landscape surrounding them. The small town – a seamless marriage of natural foliage and man-made architecture – welcomed them with unexplored streets, friendly locals and vendors selling local crafts.

Island University Nursing Students Earn Their White Coats, Transition From Classroom to Clinic

Jun 21, 2018
“When you put on your scrubs and that white coat, it’s a whole new feeling. It’s like you are putting on your superhero suit and you are transforming yourself,” shared Destiny Pratt who received her white coat during a special ceremony hosted by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences on June 20.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Welcomes 79 Islander Nursing Students

May 11, 2018
A total of 79 new members were inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing on May 10, in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Each inductee received a lavender and white honorary cord, along with an inductee ribbon from Eta Omicron Chapter officers.

College of Science and Engineering and School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News

HRI Director Larry McKinney on the passing of Dr. John "Wes" Tunnell

Jul 16, 2018
Wes Tunnell is the soul of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. World renowned ocean explorer and advocate Sylvia Earle was the inspiration and Ed Harte was the visionary, but Wes was the one to put it all together and make HRI a reality.

Conrad Blucher Institute and Bell Library Celebrate 100K Historical Documents Cataloged

Jul 13, 2018
The public now has online access to these historical and legally significant documents, the earliest of which are the Blucher Family Papers, thanks to a partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Special Collections and Archives Department at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library and the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science.

Texas Sea Grant Awards Eight Island University Graduates Research Funding

Jun 19, 2018
The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University recently awarded $15,400 in funding to eight graduate students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi through their Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program.

Very Important Kids Camp Makes Islander Impact on Local Youth

Jun 14, 2018
The Very Important Kids (VIK) Camp, which is co-hosted by the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, the Art Museum of South Texas and the Island University’s College of Science and Engineering (COSE), provides local kids with a summer full of fun and education in the arts, drama, reading and STEM.

Research

HRI Director Larry McKinney on the passing of Dr. John "Wes" Tunnell

Jul 16, 2018
Wes Tunnell is the soul of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. World renowned ocean explorer and advocate Sylvia Earle was the inspiration and Ed Harte was the visionary, but Wes was the one to put it all together and make HRI a reality.

A&M-Corpus Christi Researcher helps Tackle Indoor GPS Limitations and Wins $20,000

Jun 25, 2018
Dr. Tianxing Chu, assistant research scientist at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, and researchers from Wuhan University, China, created an app to improve smartphone limitations when it comes to GPS.

Texas Sea Grant Awards Eight Island University Graduates Research Funding

Jun 19, 2018
The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University recently awarded $15,400 in funding to eight graduate students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi through their Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program.

Valuable Water Monitoring System Destroyed by Harvey Benefits from Grant

Jun 15, 2018
Thanks to a $23,833 grant from The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Larry Lloyd, CBI research specialist II and project lead, will now be able to reestablish this valuable monitoring system in the San Antonio Bay.

Student Life News

Nursing and Health Science Students Take on Mission to Improve Texas Colonias Healthcare

Jul 13, 2018
For the second year in a row, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi nursing and health science students took time out of their summer to help the disadvantaged.

Camp on the Coast: Creating Leaders in Life and on the Stage

Jul 12, 2018
It’s a theatre camp that teaches more than acting, lighting, props and costume design – it’s an immersive experience promoting creativity, comradery and healthy competition. More than 120 of the best high school theatre students from around the state attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Camp on the Coast 2018, an intense two-week summer program for students whose skillsets range from novice to leading lady/gentleman.

Mexico Inspires Eight Islander Honors Students During Study Abroad Experience

Jun 29, 2018
Eight Island University Honors Program students spent a part of their summer walking the wide cobblestone streets of historic San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, awed by the beautiful landscape surrounding them. The small town – a seamless marriage of natural foliage and man-made architecture – welcomed them with unexplored streets, friendly locals and vendors selling local crafts.

Island University Hosts ME by the SEa, STEM Professional Development Conference

Jun 25, 2018
Eager to expand their educational toolbox and gain a renewed sense of excitement about teaching, more than 160 established educators and future instructors from 26 local school districts and five universities attended the 14th annual regional professional development conference for STEM education, ME by the SEa.

Alumni News

MBA Graduate Makes Islander Impact at Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Jun 05, 2018
Driven by motivation to improve health care for children in South Texas, Eduardo Gomez, ’05, earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Business Degree Gives Islander Alumna Confidence to Pursue Passion for Writing

Jun 01, 2018
One Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumna has used her degree in a way she never imagined. Alyssa Harbert ‘13, earned a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and, at the time, didn’t realize she would one day become a self-published author. Her short story, titled ‘The Child,’ is the first installment in a mystery series that incorporates science fiction and biology.

Islanders Create ‘VeedaMom App’ to Detect Depression During and After Pregnancy

May 09, 2018
Almost 30 percent of women all over the world experience feelings of anxiety, fear, insecurity and sadness after the birth of a baby. These feelings are commonly known as postpartum depression (PPD). However, little is known about the depression that affects thousands of women during pregnancy, lesser known as peripartum depression. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumnas Dr. Adriana Dyurich, ‘17 and Dr. Veena Prasad, ’18 created “VeedaMom App”, an educational mobile app to help women cope with both PPD and peripartum depression.

Islander ‘Pride and Tradition’ Celebrated at Homecoming 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Generations of Islanders gathered to celebrate their Islander spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2018 Homecoming week, taking place Feb. 4-10. This year’s homecoming theme was “Pride & Tradition.”

Campus News and Events

HRI Director Larry McKinney on the passing of Dr. John "Wes" Tunnell

Jul 16, 2018
Wes Tunnell is the soul of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. World renowned ocean explorer and advocate Sylvia Earle was the inspiration and Ed Harte was the visionary, but Wes was the one to put it all together and make HRI a reality.

Nursing and Health Science Students Take on Mission to Improve Texas Colonias Healthcare

Jul 13, 2018
For the second year in a row, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi nursing and health science students took time out of their summer to help the disadvantaged.

Conrad Blucher Institute and Bell Library Celebrate 100K Historical Documents Cataloged

Jul 13, 2018
The public now has online access to these historical and legally significant documents, the earliest of which are the Blucher Family Papers, thanks to a partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Special Collections and Archives Department at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library and the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science.

Camp on the Coast: Creating Leaders in Life and on the Stage

Jul 12, 2018
It’s a theatre camp that teaches more than acting, lighting, props and costume design – it’s an immersive experience promoting creativity, comradery and healthy competition. More than 120 of the best high school theatre students from around the state attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Camp on the Coast 2018, an intense two-week summer program for students whose skillsets range from novice to leading lady/gentleman.

Conrad Blucher Institute News

Conrad Blucher Institute and Bell Library Celebrate 100K Historical Documents Cataloged

Jul 13, 2018
The public now has online access to these historical and legally significant documents, the earliest of which are the Blucher Family Papers, thanks to a partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Special Collections and Archives Department at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library and the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science.

A&M-Corpus Christi Researcher helps Tackle Indoor GPS Limitations and Wins $20,000

Jun 25, 2018
Dr. Tianxing Chu, assistant research scientist at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, and researchers from Wuhan University, China, created an app to improve smartphone limitations when it comes to GPS.

Valuable Water Monitoring System Destroyed by Harvey Benefits from Grant

Jun 15, 2018
Thanks to a $23,833 grant from The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Larry Lloyd, CBI research specialist II and project lead, will now be able to reestablish this valuable monitoring system in the San Antonio Bay.

Island University Professor Continues to Monitor Crucial Wetlands Post-Harvey Thanks to $41k Grant

May 18, 2018
Dr. Michael Starek, associate professor of geospatial systems engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, received a $41,084 grant from the National Academies of Sciences' Gulf Research Program Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants.