Students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s five colleges walked the stage during the summer 2017 commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the American Bank Center. With 579 students graduating, this was the Island University’s largest summer commencement ceremony to date.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is proud to host Mr. Nick Jimenez, Editorial Page Editor Emeritus of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, as the keynote speaker for the summer 2017 Commencement Ceremony. With more than 570 students graduating, this will be the largest Islander summer commencement to date.
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.
Each year the Department of Social Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi prepares their students to make an impact in the local community. Through the criminal justice internship program opened to juniors and seniors, more than 40 students in the program work with different law enforcement agencies around the Coastal Bend.
On Friday, June 2, members of the ROTC Islander Army Battalion at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi honored retiring Lieutenant General Larry Wyche in a flag ceremony on campus. Wyche is the highest-ranking military officer who is also an Islander alumnus and he is retiring from the US Army this summer after more than 42 years of service.
Receiving her dive certification at just 11 years old, Dr. Avery Scherer has been exploring the depths of the ocean and its inhabitants since childhood. Now as a Fulbright Scholar, Scherer is ready to once again dive into her research, this time on one of the most recent species threatening the wellbeing of coastal waters, the lionfish. As a recipient of the Fulbright Garcia-Robles Postdoctoral Scholar Award and a recent alumna of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Scherer will voyage across borders, traveling to Chetumal, Mexico to begin a nine-month journey researching the invasive red lionfish.
Shorebird nesting season is upon us and birds have begun to lay their eggs on University Beach, which is located across Ocean Drive and the Performing Arts Center along Corpus Christi Bay. The Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI) at A&M-Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program asks the campus community and beachgoers to proceed with caution when in the area!
Students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s five colleges walked the stage during two spring 2017 commencement ceremonies today, Saturday, May 13.
More than 380 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi upcoming graduates received their Islander Rings during the Islander Ring Ceremony on Saturday, April 2.
Your average driver may underestimate the amount of skill required to operate a bus, but not Dr. Kelly Quintanilla, Interim President and CEO of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Quintanilla had a chance to drive a public transportation bus during the 35th annual Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) “Bus Roadeo” on March 5, at the CCRTA’s Operation Facility on Bear Lane.
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, a record number of students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi provided information about the university and discussed legislative issues of interest to them at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Day at the Capitol. More than 50 Islander students – plus alumni, faculty, staff, administration and community supporters – traveled to Austin for the event.
Being involved in the music industry will always be a hobby and passion for Reylon Ellis. In addition to music consulting in his free time, he’s about to produce a song for the first time in two years. Ellis co-owned a production company, Catalyst 01 Productions, in his hometown of Chicago until 2007. However, he lacked the business acumen he needed to continue to successfully run the company. Nine years later, Ellis has acquired that skill set after graduating from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with an Online Master of Business Administration in December 2016.