FEBRUARY 4-9, 2019
It’s every Islander’s favorite time of year…make your way back to Corpus Christi and join the Islander Alumni Association for TAMU-CC HOMECOMING!
Your favorite events are back, along with some new ones for a one-of-a-kind Homecoming Experience. Tickets are now available for all of our exciting events.
Questions? We’d love to hear from you at 361-825-5787 or info@IslanderAlumni.org
FEATURED ALUMNI EVENTS
Help the Alumni Association and Islander Athletics honor our most Distinguished Alumni, as we celebrate Islanders who have made outstanding commitments to their careers, communities and the Island University.
Been a while since you’ve set foot on campus? Join us for this unique look at campus, with a special behind-the-scenes look at our fastest-growing programming. Did we mention the mimosa bar? Yeah, that’s right. Mimosa. Bar.
With over 500 attendees last year, this is an event you absolutely cannot miss! Join us for some great food, cold drinks, awesome giveaways and live music…don’t miss-out on this Homecoming favorite!
Islanders Basketball has an exciting set of games for you to check-out while you’re ‘home.’ Both Women and Men teams will take on the Cardinals of University of the Incarnate Word. Help us pack the American Bank Center and root our teams to victory!
HERE’S THE REALLY IMPORTANT PART
ALUMNI HOMECOMING SCHEDULE
– ALL WEEK LONG –
‘Welcome Home’ Open House
Monday, February 4th through Friday, February 8th
Woo Sung Lee Welcome Center | 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pick-up your Alumni Homecoming tickets, itineraries, and some goodies for your 2019 Islander Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy some complimentary snacks and refreshments, browse through an old yearbook, and say ‘hello’ to our Alumni Staff.
– MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4th –
Anchor Plaza | 11:00am to 1:00pm
All are invited to help Texas A&M-Corpus Christi TIP-OFF HOMECOMING! Enjoy live music from the Easy As, great food, and fun games. Plus, join the Student Alumni Association as they paint the anchor WHITE just for Homecoming. The anchor tradition dates back to 1947 and the days of the Tarpons and the University of Corpus Christi. Help us get the week started off right!
– WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th –
Faculty & Staff Legacy Lunch
University Center, Anchor Ballroom | Noon to 1:00pm
Did you know over 400 Alumni work at TAMU-CC? This is a complimentary luncheon for you to mix and mingle with those Islander Alum just like yourself. In addition to a free lunch and special-edition giveaway item, you’ll hear from Alyssa Barrera ’10 ’12, Executive Director of the Downtown Management District. To RSVP, please click the link below.
This event is limited to 75 seats, so RSVP today!
ALYSSA BARRERA ’10 ’12
A proud Corpus Christi native, Alyssa earned her bachelor of business administration in 2010, and then a master of public administration degree in 2012. She joined the City of Corpus Christi in 2011 as a graduate intern and worked her way up to the executive office, becoming the business liaison in 2014. She was named the Executive Director of the Downtown Management District in January 2018. Since taking office, she has spearheaded several key initiatives, bringing a new relevancy to the Downtown area. This includes addition of many new businesses, transforming Chaparral Street into a two-way road, and the returning of ‘Peppermint Lane’ to the downtown area.
– FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th –
Alumni Association Annual Meeting
University Center, Lonestar Ballroom | 5:30pm
Hear about all the amazing things your Alumni Association has been up to, plus, hear some updates from our Houston, San Antonio, and Austin Chapters. The new Board of Directors will also be elected at this time as well!
Annual Homecoming Honors Banquet
University Center, Anchor Ballroom
Reception – 6:00pm; Dinner & Program – 7:00pm
Celebrate our Distinguished Alumni and Islander Athletic Hall of Honor inductees. Ticket prices are $35 for recent graduates (2014 or later) and $50 for all other alumni and individuals. Tables of 8 are also available for $350. This year’s honorees include:
THE 2019 RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:
Distinguished Alumni Awards
- Distinguished Alumnus: Linda R. Benavides ’88 ’92 – Coastal Bend community advocate and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Foundation Board Member;
- Outstanding Alumnus: Dr. Frances Ufkes ’15 – Former Darmouth Professor and Community Advocate;
- Young Alumnus Award: Caitlin Bailey ’12 – Videographer & Editor, Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration.
Athletic Hall of Honor Inductions
- Katie Evans-Sanchez ’04 – Played Softball from 2001-2004. Currently holds nine career school records including career bases, career hits, and extra base hits;
- Ronnie Arrow – The first head coach in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball history, leading the Islanders for eight seasons, going 134-91 overall. Responsible for the team’s first NCAA tournament birth.
College Achievement Distinctions
- Patrick Ayarzagoitia ’92 ’11 – College of Nursing and Health Sciences
- Wayne Fellers ’94 – College of Education and Human Development
- Anita Reed ’84 ’01 – College of Business
- Daniel Wagner ’98 – College of Science and Engineering
- Alisa Hope Wagner ’99 – College of Liberal Arts
– SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9th –
Campus Brunch Tours
Michael & Karen O’Connor Building | 8:00 to 11:30am
Last tour departs at 10:30am
Join the Alumni Association, Center for Faculty Excellence, and the Island Ambassadors for a tour of campus. Your experience will include exclusive behind-the-scene stops at some of the newest buildings and spaces around campus!
There will also be a full breakfast spread with miniature versions of all your favorites like brown sugar bacon, chicken & waffles, and barbacoa tacos…and back by popular demand, a FULL Mimosa Bar!
Tickets are just $5 per person and space is limited…reserve your seat today!
Alumni & Friends Tailgate
NEW LOCATION: Bar Under the Sun (BUS), 1702 N. Chaparral Dt | 4:00 to 6:00pm
Come celebrate Homecoming by joining your Islander Alumni Association for a family friendly Pre-Game Homecoming Party! Your $5 ticket includes a full plate of some great South Texas food, cold drinks, games, activities for the kids, live music, and amazing giveaways.
Women’s & Men’s Islander Basketball Games
American Bank Center | Tip-offs at 3:00 and 7:00pm
Bring your screaming voice and cheer on the Islander Men and Women for a conference showdown with the Cardinals of the University of the Incarnate Word. General admission tickets are available through our website starting at just $5! For special seating, please contact Islanders Athletics.
We’ve got amazing giveaways at every one of our events, including this Traeger Tailgater grill valued at $450 ! We’ve also have some other goodies like Corpus Christi Hooks tickets, a couple (yes, two) Yeti Coolers, and some other awesome gift sets. Stay tuned on ways to win!
With its compact body and rotomolded construction, this small but mighty outdoor cooler is ready to hit the road on your next Islander Tailgate.
From the backyard to the game this top-of-the-line grill infuses big, wood-fired taste in tight spaces, now you can grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and BBQ wherever (and whenever) you please!
Meet the leakproof, easy-to-carry cooler. Perfect for you next Corpus Christi beach adventure…and even features Islander blue!