Whether you attended the University of Corpus Christi in the 1950s, or held your shaka high in the air as an Islander, every Island University Alumnus has a story, and the Islander Alumni Association wants to hear yours.

We’ve embarked on a new oral history project in partnership with PCI to collect the stories of Alumni like you. We are asking you to share your favorite memories of your time on the Island. These stories will be preserved in a book and audio recording that celebrates the impact our alma mater has had on many lives, over it’s nearly 75 year history.

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Keep your eyes open for a special delivery regarding the Oral History Project! You will be contacted by our partner, Publishing Concept (PCI) in different ways over the next several months. Consider this your invitation to share your memories with us!


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How do I tell my story?

All stories will be recorded via phone, and many will also be preserved in a book that celebrates the impact the Island University has had on the lives of our alumni for decades. Interviews will be made available beginning April 5th, and last until October.

Have You Moved?

As part of this project, we are also taking this opportunity to help make it easier for you to stay connected to TAMU-CC and the Islander Alumni Association. PCI will help us collect updated contact information from those of you who may have moved and inadvertently lost touch with your alma mater.

Your Story

So what Story from the Island will you tell?

  • Did a special faculty or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
  • Did you find your sweetheart at the Island University?
  • Can you trace your career path back to a defining moment at our alma mater?
  • Have connections you made on campus turned into lifelong friendships?
  • Were you on campus during a historical moment?
  • Perhaps your whole family is a part of our TAMU-CC legacy?
PCI Partnership

With our limited resources, we’d never be able to tackle a project like this. By partnering with PCI, we’re able to access their trained staff of real, live human beings who are excited to listen to what you have to share. PCI will also help collect and assemble the stories into the ‘Stories from the Island’ book that we can share with all of our graduates. Please note, we have only shared your contact information with PCI in conjunction with this project. We have NOT sold your contact information, or otherwise used it for outside marketing purposes.

Do I Have to Buy Something?

No! This project is being done at NO COST to the Islander Alumni Association. The project is completely funded by the alumni who choose to purchase the ‘Stories from the Island’ book that will be produced at the end of the project. Various book packages will be offered. PCI will also offer you the option to purchase other Islander Alumni branded such us shirts and other merchandise. You are welcome to purchase these items, but you are not required to do so to participate in the project or order the ‘Stories from the Island’ book. Again, we’d never be able to embark on a project like this without the support of our amazing alumni and the partnership with PCI. We sincerely thank every person that participates and chooses to purchase the book.

What’s Next?

Soon you will be receiving email and postcard communications from the PCI team with instructions on how to participate. We’d like to invite you to share one of your stories with us and take part in this first of its kind project to honor the experiences and voices of our alumni. The PCI team will collect stories until early Fall, 2021. After that, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data. We hope to have the book distributed in time for the University’s 75th anniversary, in Spring 2022.

Contact Us

If you have any other questions regarding the project, please reach out to PCI customer service desk at 1-800-982-1590 or the Islander Alumni Association at


To get answers to frequently asked questions from alumni regarding the Oral History Project please visit our ‘Stories from the Island’ FAQ Webpage by clicking the button below.

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