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Micheal and Karen O'Connor Building
-College of Business
-Double AACSB Accredited (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which is the highest accreditation a business school can receive. Less than 1% of universities hold this accreditation in the US.)
-Rain Tank that collects rain water.
-Up-to-date stock ticker
-Hidden Conference Room
-Room 145 holds 120 students
-Only building with advisors on first floor
-Cafe associated with Starbucks on first floor.
-2nd floor computer labs
-3rd floor COB professors and dean
Usually the perfect time to talk about the Coastal Bend Innovation Center.
Blanche Davis Moore Early Childhood Development Center
-Fully function elementary school
-3yrs old to 6th grade
-Associated with Corpus Christi Independent School District
-New students chosen by lottery system.
-Dual language program (English and Spanish)
-Hidden Observatory Decks
-Student teaching opportunities
-Playground allows observations by Kinesiology students
-Education majors may be allowed to student teach at ECDC
-One of two oldest building built in 1960
-Army ROTC Program
-Was a male dorm in the 60's
-ROTC program is two years non-commitment
-If you're still in the program when you graduate, you also get a minor in military sciences and become a commissioned officer for the army.
Bayside Parking Garage
-Finished in Fall 2011
-Before it was a regular parking spot that could only fit 300 cars
-Can hold up to 1205 vehicles
-Approximately $330 for fall and spring semester
-$331 Fall & Spring
-$178 Per Semester
University Police Department
-Open 24/7 365 days a year!
-Average response time of 2-3 minutes
-Constantly patrolling campus in vehicles, golf carts, and bicycles.
-Will unlock car doors for free
-Will jump start your vehicle
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
-Home for our Marine Biology program
-We have a masters program for marine biology, not a bachelors.
-Featured on shark week
-TriNational agreement with Cuba, Mexico, and the US. We share the info we get on the Gulf Coast with them and vice versa.
Holds one of the largest endowments in the US for its facility type.
Conrad Blutcher Institute for Surveying and Science
-Largest endowed surveying institute
-Best GIS (Geographical Informations Systems) programs in the nation
-100% job rate. Anyone who has worked here as an undergrad/grad has gotten a job after they're graduated.
-Robotics, engineering research
Carlos F. Truan Natural Resource Center
• Environmental research and protection (ESCI students can participate in research)
• Science Research Facility
• Center for Environmental Studies & Services
• Home of National Spill Control School
• US Fish & Wildlife Service
• TX Natural Resource Conservation Commission
• Texas General Land Office
• Texas Parks and Wildlife
• Center for Coastal Studies
Woo Sung Lee Plaza
-Donated to us by alumni Dr. Woo Sung Lee, who graduated here in 1959 with his bachelor's in chemistry
-Donated in honor of his lost son Yongnom Lee
-Islander Ring Ceremony
Corpus Christi Hall
-1st floor disability services: Will accommodate anyone with any type of disability. If someone is available and if you have a valid doctor's note, disability services will assign someone to take nots for you in class.
-2nd floor honors lounge
-2nd floor computer labs (mac & pc)
-2nd floor offices of our President & CEO Dr. Kelly Quintanilla and our Vice President Dr. Clarenda Phillips
Performing Arts Center
-South of Dallas the best center you'll find acoustically
-Finished building in April 2005 with an opening performance by Freddie Fender
-Seats up to 1500 people
-Home to our top band at the university, Orchestra Symphony
-Statue name "Danzamar" (Dancer of the Sea)
-Distinguished Speakers Series (Bill Nye the Science Guy!!!)
-Can withstand a category 4 hurricane (125mph winds)
-Music Recording studio
Center for the Arts
• Home base for Music, Art and Theater
• Music Department
- University Singers & variety of bands
- Music majors have to audition
- Beginning classes in guitar, piano, voice
• Art Department
- On-site firing kiln, studios and workspaces
- Weil Art Gallery in the CA & Islander Art Gallery in Corpus Christi
- Affiliated with South Texas Museum for Art
• Theatre Department
- Freshman can audition to act
- Warren Theater - Traditional auditorium which fits 250 people
- Wilson Theater - Black Box Theater. Customized seating for each show, but fits up to 100 people
- 5 shows a year (2 fall, 2 spring, 1 summer) offered
- 100% job placement for theater teachers
Student Services Center (Round Building)
-1st Floor Financial Aid office
-1st floor Veteran's Affair Office: One of the friendliest
schools in the nation for veterans
-1st floor Business Office:
-2nd floor Scholarship Office:
-2nd floor Enrollment Management Office:
-2nd floor Academic Testing office:
-2nd floor Registrar Office:
-Houses the Social Sciences (Communication, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)
-2nd floor - Graphic design think tank and lab, Media production labs for video editing.
-3rd floor - professor offices, study space
-Lecture Halls: BH 103 (250 seats, 2nd largest lecture hall on campus), BH 104 (100 seats)
-Front windows withstand up to 125 mph winds
-Walk-through snack bar
Center for Instruction
• Home of College of Science & Engineering on 3rd floor
• CI 113 largest lecture hall on campus, can seat 275 students
• CI 138 3rd largest lecture hall on campus, can seat 225 students
• Classrooms & Chick-N-Grill on first floor, science & computer labs on second floor, office and meeting space, advisors, and professors on 3rd
• Labs are for math courses like statistics.
• 3rd floor, advising offices for students in the College of Science and Engineering
Center for the Sciences
• Classrooms on first floor with sciences labs on the second. Connects to CI on 2nd floor by skywalk.
• Ferdinand the Bull Snake (found on a university excavation trip)
• Field Experiments - student in the sciences (ESCI, Bio) travel for class/research
• Science labs on second floor are for upper division students
- Biochemistry, Biology, ESCI, etc.
Research on snails for Alzheimer's (undergrad students can do research)
• One of the two oldest buildings on campus, built in 1960.
• 2nd Floor is home to some Athletic Department Offices
• Island Waves Newspaper office is located in Classroom East - works with digital journalism minor.
Coastal Bend Innovation Center
• Building located off campus in Flour Bluff
• In conjunction with the College of Business
• Staff, Faculty & Student assist local start-up businesses in a variety of areas
• Home of the Unmanned Flight
- Lone Star UAS Center in the Innovation Center
- Dispatch drones
- Conduct monthly research flights
Assist the Federal Aviation Administration to develop rules & procedures to ensure safety in national air space
• University Counseling Center
-Offers personal appointments and other services like stress management classes and tips on how to study
-Spaces to relax
-Paws on the Island stress relief
-Top three reasons students visit are for Stress/Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship Issues.
• Liberal arts advisors on 2nd floor
Dr. Jack and Susie Dugan Wellness Center
-Recreational Sports Office (Join any of our 16 division 1 sports or an intramural sports team. Rent kayaks/outdoor equipment. Learn to kayak/surfboard/swim. Meet with our campus dietitian.)
-2 full size NCAA regulated basketball courts
-2 story gym (1st floor free weights, 2nd floor cardio)
-Two exercise rooms (Izzy & Tarpy)
-Personal trainers available for hire
-Indoor track (7 laps = mile)
• Classes in Lunar Formation
• Engineering labs on 1st floor (Mechanical & Electrical engineering)
- Used for hands on work
- Specialized labs on each floor for research in engineering, computer science, unmanned aerial vehicles & underwater technologies
• Faculty offices
• Citgo Science Observatory
- Used to study migration patterns of birds during the day, and for astronomy courses to observe stars, planets, the moon at night
- Must be in class, or faculty to use
• Tallest building on campus
Plasma Engineering research Lab (PERL) - breakthrough research using plasma to cure cancer and sterilize medical equipment
• Department of Undergraduate Studies
• First-Year Programs (Seminars)
• Transfer Team: Meets with admitted transfer students to help them transition here. Also assists with VIP program.
Special Populations Team: Dual enrollment, UPHS, Foster Care, Homeless, and Honors (PSA).
• College of Liberal Arts (some Faculty & Dean)
• College of Education (Advisors, Faculty, Dean)
• Starbuck Coffee, located along the breezeway/spine
• No classrooms/only offices
Glasscock Student Success Center
• Houses CASA (Center for Academic, Student Achievement)
- Learning Community Mentors and Islander Success Advocates provide academic assistance to 1st year students and work with them throughout the semester for registration and to recommend services.
• Original Chapel still open
• Student Support Services (1st Generation students)
• Writing, math, and science tutoring
• Various workshops
• Supplemental instruction
Dr. Hector P. Garcia Plaza
• His hat represents the American GI Forum, which he founded. It was created to advocate civil rights for Mexican-American veterans and to stop segregation towards all Hispanics.
• The medal around his neck is Presidential Medal of Freedom which he received from President Reagan in 1984. Highest award a civilian can receive from the President.
• Also was an advisor to many Presidents during his lifetime.
• Big believer is education for anyone (book in his hand). His personal quote sits at the bottom of his statue 'Education is our freedom, and freedom should be everybody's business'
-Stethoscope represents his love for medication. He practiced medicine in southern Texas and if a family couldn't afford medical care he would often treat them for free.
• Campus Finals tradition with foot (put your foot on ledge & touch his right foot with your right hand)
• Place of free speech on campus
Hispanic heritage month events
• Directly connected to the Dugan
• Houses College of Nurses & Health Sciences, Kinesiology Dept. and Athletic Training Dept. (3rd floor)
• State-of-the-Art Biomechanics lab
- Body and muscle movement, like sports science TV show
• Athletic training suite over looking ball fields (tap/stretch tables, cold tub, underwater treadmills, and other technology) *MASTERS PROGRAM
• Several Simulation Nursing Labs with Simulation Mannequins (can do what humans do: breathe, cough, sweat, vomit, pupils dilate, give birth, etc.). Specialized labs: Birth & Delivery, Pediatrics, ICU, general rooms
• Several classrooms on first floor
• Nursing has consistently been named one of the state's top Nursing Program by the Texas Coordinating Board (ranking based on graduation rate, retention rate, and test scores on the NCLEX and Board Certification)
• White House Recognized Nursing Program for strides in nursing.
• 3.0 GPA to Apply into Nursing Program once prerequisites are complete.
• Offer Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Nursing
• Kinesiology Research Labs
- Motor development: rock wall for muscle movement research, hand-eye coordination
- Exercise physiology lab equipment used for physical therapy research
Einstein Brother's Bagel Company
Mary & Jeff Bell Library
• Opened in 1978
• Funds donated by Mary & Jeff Bell bought electronic card catalog system and research subscriptions
• Recently renovated
• "Daily Read Café" is designated eating area
• Media Center (laptop check-out, computer labs, and video-viewing rooms)
• Group study rooms on second floor
• Special collections area specifically for Corpus Christi & Coastal Bend area
• Dark hours Police & Security Escorts
• Full service Subway restaurant
• Inter-library loan program
• Over 1.1 million publications and books
• It is important to not seem disinterested in the library, even if you don't spend much time there, be knowledgeable of it, and DO NOT let your tours know that you don't often visit.
- M-Th - 7:30AM - 1:30AM
- Fri - 7:30AM - 8:00PM
- Sat - 10:00AM - 6:00PM
- Sun - 12:00PM - 1:30AM
- Open 24 hours during finals week
• Main practice facilities for Basket Ball and Volleyball teams
• Attached in conjunction with our outdoor pool (open from April to October), Hike & Bike trail (just over 1 mile from one end to the other)
• Cheer and dance are housed here
• Talk about momentum campus
- Soccer/Track stadium, Intramural fields, tennis complex
Plan is to move baseball/softball fields
• Houses a free health center
• There are small fees for lab tests, blood work, etc.
• Small pharmacy with discounted medication, does not accept insurance.
• Nurse's Hotline available to call about symptoms, illnesses, prescriptions, etc.
Nurse practitioners on site.
Student Services Center
• Previously the University's Library
• Admissions - takes care of all processing for new incoming undergraduate students. Also processes bacterial meningitis documentation (must have the bacterial meningitis vaccine to register for classes if you are under the age of 22).
• Registrar's Office - Takes care of all records for current students (transcripts, grades, diplomas, etc.)
• Financial Assistance - Processes FAFSAs for all incoming and current students, Financial aid advisors can assist by walk-in visits.
• FAFSA opens October 1st, Priority deadline is March 31st.
• 4 types of Financial Aid: Scholarships, Grants, Work-study, Loans
• Business Office - Take tuition payments, BankMobile Refund card, emergency loans, parking permit payments
• Bursar - Oversees the Business Office
• Academic Testing - Takes care of TSI holds. Administers TSI assessment.
TSI: Required for all incoming freshmen to determine class placement (college ready or developmental classes)
• ACT Residual & CLEP exams offered at Testing Center
• Scholarships - Processes all academic scholarships for the University, provides scholarship information
• Veteran's Affairs - Works with all Veteran's and their dependents, also processes the Hazelwood Act. TAMUCC has consistently been named one of the most military friendly universities in the country
• Expanded in 2015
• 1ST Floor: Wells Fargo, SandDollar$ Office, Post Office, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Campus Copies, Breakers game room (see descriptions in previous pages).
- The Cove - Chick-fil-a, Pizza Hut, Panda Express, Grill Nation, The Crisp, The Balanced Kitchen
• 2nd Floor: Student Activities Office, Student Involvement Center, Student Government Office, Greek Offices.
• 3rd Floor
- Career Services
- Student Engagement & Success (judicial affairs, University Housing liaison, family emergencies/ absences for school)
Various meeting rooms throughout the building including Lone Star and Anchor Ballrooms. Lounge spaces.
Director of Student Recruitment and New Student Programs
Dr. Patricia Hill
Director of Transfer Admission Services
Dr. Kelly Quintinilla
President & CEO
Dr. Clarenda Phillips
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Don Albrecht
Vice President for Student Engagement & Success
Ms. Ann Degaish
Dean of Students/Associate VP for Student Engagement and Success
Ms. Margaret Dechant
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
Mr. Oscar Reyna
Executive Director of Recruitment & Admissions
Ms. Melissa Chapa
Ms. Jeannie Gage
Director of Financial Aid, Scholarships, & Veteran Affairs
Dr. John Gamble
Dean for the College of Business
Dr. David Scott
Dean for College of Education and Human Development
Dr. Mark Hartlaub
Dean for the College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Julie Anne Hoff
Dean for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Dr. Frank Pezold III
Dean for the College of Science and Engineering
Dr. Joann Canales
Dean for College of Graduate Studies
Ms. Barbara O'Malley
Vice President of Marketing & Communication
Steps to Apply into Nursing Program
1. Complete all prerequisite courses
2. Submit an electronic application
3. Submit College Transcript
4. Submit HESI Entrance Exam Text Score (The HESI is a nursing entrance exam that includes the following subjects: grammar, math, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and physics.)
*Traditional students typically apply during their sophomore year. Academic Advisors can assist with this process.
Student to Faculty Ratio
23 to 1
Female to Male Ratio
6 to 4
71% of students have some form of financial assistance; grants, scholarships, work-study, loans
Ward Island becomes home to the University of Corpus Christi, an institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. A total of 312 students were enrolled.
Hurricane Celia causes more than $1 million in damage to the campus.
Texas A&I University of Corpus Christi opens its doors on Sept. 4, 1973, to 969 students as an upper-level institution offering courses at the junior, senior, and graduate levels.
The legislature changes the school's name to Corpus Christi State University.
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents renames the institution Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.