CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Texas A&M Corpus Christi will host a record-breaking amount of graduates for their 2019 fall commencement.
“I can't believe that it’s over, I'm like really excited about what's coming but this has been a really big part of my life so it's going to be weird to leave behind,” says TAMUCC student and upcoming graduate Ashley Hamilton.
Fall graduation will take place at the American Bank Center located in downtown Corpus Christi.
Staff with the university say they've seen the biggest increase thus far.
The TAMUCC will see a sixteen percent increase with the 2019 fall commencement.
1,027 Islanders are expected to graduate from the university.
The long nights of studying, going to classes, homework, and finals will soon be all over for more than one thousand Islanders.
“I find that when you are busy you get really good at planning your time, and so I think that taught me like multi-tasking and how to balance my life with other things and like just how to plan and I think it's going to be really beneficial when I pursue careers,” says Ashley Hamilton.
Staff with the campus registrar’s office say part of the reason for the 16% hike is because of the collaboration of student success programs filled with the proper technology and options.
These sources will give a way for students to follow their dreams.
“And so, for me, just being able to manage all that and school and work at the same time I think it’s going to be so much easier,” says Michael Morris.
The 2019 fall commencement speaker at the American Bank Center will be Corpus Christi City Council member Paulette Guajardo who is also an alum from TAMUCC.