Nominations for 2021 to 2024 Terms are as follows (names appear in alphabetical order):
1. KRISTY ALEMAN ’08, ’20 - "Dr. Aleman is energetic, passionate and has an unwavering dedication to this University. While serving during her first term, Dr. Aleman not only went above and beyond her call as a board member, she also earned a doctorate in Nursing from TAMU-CC. She has always worked to expand the reach of the Islander Alumni Association, and has been very purposeful in reaching-out and including fellow nursing graduates in new programming, activities and events. Prior to her joining our board, Nursing & Health Science degrees were very underrepresented on our Board of Directors. Dr. Aleman’s involvement in the organization has expanded our reach more than she will ever know, and she has even successfully recruited other individuals to join the ranks as Board Members. I've enjoyed seeing her passion for this organization, and would love to see that continue for another term."
2. PATRICK AYARZAGOITIA ’91, ’11 - "I am interested in serving the university and I would find it fulfilling to know that I could be a part of an organization whose goal is to “strengthen alumni relations through meaningful engagement and campus experiences.” I would be honored to be able to influence the next generation of students and alumni and contribute to the momentum that has transformed this Island university into a stunning success. I know that the key to success lies in hard work and I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and collaborate with others to work towards a common goal. I'm ready to learn and dedicate myself to helping the Alumni Association maximize its impact and reach its goals."
3. GUSTAVO BARRERA ’94 - "Gus Barrera has been a cornerstone of the Islander Alumni Association for as long as I have been involved with the organization. Gus has selflessly served this Board, and with his strategic vision, has helped us achieve many great accomplishments, including the formation of the Islander Forever Endowed Scholarship in 2017. He has a great passion for his alma mater, and I know will continue to help us move forward, motivating fellow Alumni, both on and off the Board. Gus knows first-hand the value and importance of higher education, and the crucial role we play in that as Alumni. He is very vocal in holding himself and others accountable in terms of board commitments, and motivates others for the greater good of the organization. My hope is that he will continue to serve this board, and help us grow and expand our reach into the future.
4. ALYSSA BARRERA MASON ’10, ’12 - "At such a young age, Alyssa Barrera Mason has already accomplished so much, and is a leading force in our Corpus Christi community. With great pride, she accredits a good amount of this success to the degrees and education she received on the Island. Alyssa knows that education is the ultimate foundation when it comes to the construction of a thriving community, and she has a very personal interest in seeing our Islander Alumni Association and University thrive. Her innovation, creativeness, and relationships have been key in helping us be successful with several new programs and initiatives over the past three years. With a mind that is forward thinking, and set on the future, she is the type of leader that will guarantee success for our organization. Especially in times like this, when so much is new and unknown, minds like Alyssa’s are necessary for success."