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Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation Pledges Additional $50,000 to Island University Scholarships

Sep 21, 2017
The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation has pledged an additional $50,000 to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Scholarship Endowment. Mariella Jimenez, a freshman education major, has been selected to receive the scholarship. Jimenez, who is the first in her family to graduate from high school and attend college, will receive $5,000 a year for four years.

STRONG STAR Training to Benefit Veterans with PTSD Hosted at Island University

Sep 21, 2017
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the United States has about eight million adults suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), many of whom are military veterans. In an effort to extend aid to this population, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted a free STRONG STAR Training Initiative on Sept. 13-14, for 28 local counseling professionals to learn how to best assist veterans with PTSD.

Islander ROTC Cadets Show Off Skills in Rappelling Lab

Sep 19, 2017
For many people, rappelling down a wall is something that only happens during action movies. However, for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets, this is just another lab on a Friday morning. On Sept. 15, new recruits propelled from the side of the Center for the Sciences building as a part of their rappelling lab.

Middle School Students Achieve Mathematical Literacy at Garcia Center Camp

Sep 14, 2017
Not all kids see a personal connection with math, but a team of educators from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) worked with the Math Camp at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center to change that.

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

Island University Welcomes Chicana Author, Activist, and World Traveler

Sep 18, 2017
After traveling the world and journaling her explorations, author Stephanie Elizondo Griest returned to her hometown of Corpus Christi and was invited to speak at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Tickets Now on Sale for ‘Wild Texas’ Film Tour, Stopping at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Aug 09, 2017
The 2017 Wild Texas Film Tour is stopping at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on Thursday, Oct. 5. The tour, which is visiting 11 Texas cities in September and October, features Texas wildlife, adventure, and conservation short films along with characters from the films, filmmakers, wildlife biologists and other experts.

Island University Adds Music Industry Emphasis to Bachelor of Arts in Music

Aug 08, 2017
Performing and teaching are the two most common careers for those who earn a bachelor’s degree in music. However, thanks to a new degree emphasis at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, focusing on the business and technical side of music is now an option. The new Music Industry (MIND) emphasis within the Bachelor of Arts in Music begins fall 2017 and is expected to strengthen the already robust Department of Music at the Island University.

A&M-Corpus Christi Professor to be Featured on History Channel Documentary, ‘The Cars that Made America’

Aug 07, 2017
Since the 1908 premiere of the Model T, which introduced America to assembly line production for vehicles, to the flash and pizzazz of the Ford Mustang, an American icon since the mid-1960’s, there’s no denying the automobile industry has played its part in shaping America’s history.

College of Business News

Sign up Now for ‘Doing Business with Giants’ – Free Workshop for Small Business Owners

Aug 16, 2017
Continuing its mission to promote economic growth and stability in the Coastal Bend, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center is providing giant opportunities to small business owners during a three-day workshop called “Doing Business with Giants.”

Island University Promotes Economic Growth during Federal and Community Resources Workshop

Aug 04, 2017
Federal and state agency representatives gathered on Aug. 2 at the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center for an interactive workshop to inform community stakeholders about the availability of financial resources to support long-term economic development and sustainable growth. The Federal and Community Resources Workshop was hosted by the Coastal Bend City Council of Governments (CBCOG) and the Business Innovation Center, which is a part of the College of Business (COB) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Islander ROTC Cadets Commissioned as Military Officers, Continue Tradition of Success and Service

Aug 04, 2017
Commissioning more than 170 cadets since 1951, the Islander Army ROTC at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has continued to honor its mission – developing the future leaders of our military and this great nation.

Summer Graduate Sixth in Immediate Family to Earn Degree from A&M-Corpus Christi

Jul 26, 2017
Unlike most Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi graduates, Stephanie Parlamas will not be wearing a cap and gown as she walks across the stage during this year’s Summer 2017 Commencement Ceremony to receive her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Instead, she will proudly wear her service uniform as she joins the ranks of both Commissioned Officer in the United States Army and a long line of Islander family alumni.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences News

Online MSN Ranked Second in Nation, Offers Flexibility for Students

Sep 08, 2017
Juggling a full-time career while acquiring a graduate degree can seem nearly impossible to many post-graduate students. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is making it possible to balance work and an education with its Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) online program. Recently ranked second in the nation for value by AffordableColleges.com the degree stands out in quality and affordability with classes designed to be part-time to allow students the option to work full-time.

Islander ROTC Cadets Commissioned as Military Officers, Continue Tradition of Success and Service

Aug 04, 2017
Commissioning more than 170 cadets since 1951, the Islander Army ROTC at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has continued to honor its mission – developing the future leaders of our military and this great nation.

A&M-Corpus Christi Announces Dr. Julie Anne Hoff as New College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dean

Jul 13, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi announces Dr. Julie Anne Hoff as Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She will assume her duties fall 2017, subject to approval by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents. Hoff most recently served as the Director of the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas, a position she held for the past for three years.

Island University Online Nursing Program Ranked 17 in Nation

Jul 07, 2017
An award-winning graduate degree in nursing is available even to those who cannot physically make their way to the Island. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) online program has been recognized among the top 50 colleges in the nation by College Values Online, placing 17 out of 50.

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

A&M-CC Doctoral Student Investigates Goby Fish in China, Receives National Science Foundation Award

Sep 19, 2017
Throughout the years, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s graduate students and faculty have received recognition for their hard work in science, engineering research and innovation. Kendall Johnson, a Marine Biology doctoral student in Dean Frank Pezold’s Fish Systematics and Conversation Lab recently received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and was selected for the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) for U.S. Graduate Students’ program. Johnson developed a research project which allowed her to gain first-hand experience investigating and studying abroad at the Shanghai Ocean University in China from June through August 2017.

A&M-CC Ph.D. Student Uncovers New Carbon Cycle Information

Sep 11, 2017
One graduate assistant was able to contribute to the scientific understanding of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in our ocean waters thanks to the confidence she gained at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Island University Receives Quarter Million Dollar Grant for Drone Research

Sep 06, 2017
Since the introduction of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), they have been found to be a versatile technology that can contribute to a variety of fields, including national packaging services that deliver mail to assisting governments across the globe. Staying at the forefront of this technology, Dr. Junfei Xie, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been awarded $224,322 for UAS research by The National Science Foundation (NSF). This new grant will allow Xie to develop a networked airborne computing platform to enable advanced research in UAS exploration. This computing platform, which integrates communication, control, networking, and computing capabilities, will enable a broad range of new applications, such as intelligent transportation, emergency response, infrastructure monitoring and precision agriculture.

Island University Provides UAS Imaging and Survey Support to Rockport Post-Harvey

Sep 06, 2017
According to CNN, Hurricane Harvey was the strongest storm to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004 when it hit the Texas Coast on Aug. 25.

Research

A&M-CC Doctoral Student Investigates Goby Fish in China, Receives National Science Foundation Award

Sep 19, 2017
Throughout the years, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s graduate students and faculty have received recognition for their hard work in science, engineering research and innovation. Kendall Johnson, a Marine Biology doctoral student in Dean Frank Pezold’s Fish Systematics and Conversation Lab recently received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and was selected for the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) for U.S. Graduate Students’ program. Johnson developed a research project which allowed her to gain first-hand experience investigating and studying abroad at the Shanghai Ocean University in China from June through August 2017.

A&M-CC Ph.D. Student Uncovers New Carbon Cycle Information

Sep 11, 2017
One graduate assistant was able to contribute to the scientific understanding of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in our ocean waters thanks to the confidence she gained at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Island University Receives Quarter Million Dollar Grant for Drone Research

Sep 06, 2017
Since the introduction of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), they have been found to be a versatile technology that can contribute to a variety of fields, including national packaging services that deliver mail to assisting governments across the globe. Staying at the forefront of this technology, Dr. Junfei Xie, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been awarded $224,322 for UAS research by The National Science Foundation (NSF). This new grant will allow Xie to develop a networked airborne computing platform to enable advanced research in UAS exploration. This computing platform, which integrates communication, control, networking, and computing capabilities, will enable a broad range of new applications, such as intelligent transportation, emergency response, infrastructure monitoring and precision agriculture.

Post-Harvey A&M-Corpus Christi National Spill Control School Searches for Oil

Sep 01, 2017
A team of students and staff from the National Spill Control School and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi supported the Texas General Land Office (TGLO) during disaster recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey.

Student Life News

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation Pledges Additional $50,000 to Island University Scholarships

Sep 21, 2017
The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation has pledged an additional $50,000 to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Scholarship Endowment. Mariella Jimenez, a freshman education major, has been selected to receive the scholarship. Jimenez, who is the first in her family to graduate from high school and attend college, will receive $5,000 a year for four years.

TRIO Islander Students and PASS Staff Help After Hurricane Harvey

Sep 21, 2017
A team of TRIO Islander students, Programs for Academic Student Support (PASS) staff and their family members collectively put in more than 100 volunteer hours on Sept. 2-3 to help remove debris and fallen trees and branches from the Gulfway Senior Citizens Mobile Home Park in Rockport the weekend after Hurricane Harvey made landfall.

Islander ROTC Cadets Show Off Skills in Rappelling Lab

Sep 19, 2017
For many people, rappelling down a wall is something that only happens during action movies. However, for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets, this is just another lab on a Friday morning. On Sept. 15, new recruits propelled from the side of the Center for the Sciences building as a part of their rappelling lab.

A&M-CC Doctoral Student Investigates Goby Fish in China, Receives National Science Foundation Award

Sep 19, 2017
Throughout the years, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s graduate students and faculty have received recognition for their hard work in science, engineering research and innovation. Kendall Johnson, a Marine Biology doctoral student in Dean Frank Pezold’s Fish Systematics and Conversation Lab recently received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and was selected for the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) for U.S. Graduate Students’ program. Johnson developed a research project which allowed her to gain first-hand experience investigating and studying abroad at the Shanghai Ocean University in China from June through August 2017.

Alumni News

Post-Harvey A&M-Corpus Christi National Spill Control School Searches for Oil

Sep 01, 2017
A team of students and staff from the National Spill Control School and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi supported the Texas General Land Office (TGLO) during disaster recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey.

‘Texas Strong’ Harvey Fundraiser Spearheaded by Islander Student, Alumna and Innovation Center Client

Sep 01, 2017
They are raising money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts – one t-shirt at a time. Four online clothing retailers, including one owned by at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumna, have joined forces to sell a locally-designed t-shirt, with all proceeds benefitting the Food Bank of Corpus Christi. The brands simultaneously launched the t-shirt fundraiser on Sept. 1 on their respective homepages, with the goal of raising $4,000 for the local non-profit as the assist those displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Recent Graduate Finds Success in Summer Internship with Amazon

Aug 22, 2017
Working to establish a career with one of the world’s biggest names in e-commerce, recent Islander graduate and former student of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s National Spill Control School (NSCS), Nezar Jifi has spent the last 10 weeks as a Safety Specialist Intern in Amazon’s 2017 Summer Operations Internship Program.

Island University Alumna Receives 2017 Science Policy Fellowship

Aug 21, 2017
Encouraging scientists to hone their skills while securing the growth and protection of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program has awarded nine emerging scientists with the 2017 Science Policy Fellowship. Alongside those scientists, Islander alumna Dr. Brittany Blomberg, a doctoral graduate of the Coastal and Marine System Science Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was awarded the fellowship and will receive a $55,000 stipend to continue her research and impact policy through her assigned position with the Texas General Land Office (TGLO) in Austin, Texas.

Campus News and Events

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation Pledges Additional $50,000 to Island University Scholarships

Sep 21, 2017
The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation has pledged an additional $50,000 to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Scholarship Endowment. Mariella Jimenez, a freshman education major, has been selected to receive the scholarship. Jimenez, who is the first in her family to graduate from high school and attend college, will receive $5,000 a year for four years.

STRONG STAR Training to Benefit Veterans with PTSD Hosted at Island University

Sep 21, 2017
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the United States has about eight million adults suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), many of whom are military veterans. In an effort to extend aid to this population, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted a free STRONG STAR Training Initiative on Sept. 13-14, for 28 local counseling professionals to learn how to best assist veterans with PTSD.

TRIO Islander Students and PASS Staff Help After Hurricane Harvey

Sep 21, 2017
A team of TRIO Islander students, Programs for Academic Student Support (PASS) staff and their family members collectively put in more than 100 volunteer hours on Sept. 2-3 to help remove debris and fallen trees and branches from the Gulfway Senior Citizens Mobile Home Park in Rockport the weekend after Hurricane Harvey made landfall.

Islander ROTC Cadets Show Off Skills in Rappelling Lab

Sep 19, 2017
For many people, rappelling down a wall is something that only happens during action movies. However, for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets, this is just another lab on a Friday morning. On Sept. 15, new recruits propelled from the side of the Center for the Sciences building as a part of their rappelling lab.

Conrad Blucher Institute News

High School Student Explores New Terrain with the Conrad Blucher Institute

Aug 10, 2017
Summer is traditionally a period for high school students to take a break from learning, but for Marisol Rodriguez, summer is a time to take her research skills to a whole new level.

Island University Aids Sea Level Rise Management, Uses Artificial Intelligence

Aug 01, 2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) doesn’t have to resemble the familiar androids viewers see in science-fiction movies.

Island University Cracks the Code with Women in Technology ‘Girls Code Camp’

Jul 27, 2017
According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, only 26 percent of professional computing occupations were held by women in 2016. In an effort to increase these numbers, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting its Women In Technology “Girls Code Camp” from July 17 through August 4, as part of the STEM 2017 Summer Institute. Middle school girls – grades sixth through eighth – had the opportunity to attend three different camps spanning three weeks at the Island University to explore the basics of computer programming, develop an understanding of design logic, computational thinking and scripting languages.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute to Provide United Nations with GIS Expertise

Jul 24, 2017
The Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has officially joined the United Nations-Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Academic Network. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is one of three Universities in the nation, including Harvard University and the University of Maine, who are part of this network.