Texas A&M University Renames Momentum Village


Aerial view photo of TAMUCC’s Momentum Village Campus. Photo courtesy of TAMUCC

Dante Ortiz, Reporter

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) is changing the name of the Momentum Village location via a naming contest.


Submissions were accepted via the TAMUCC website, allowing students, faculty, and staff to submit their ideas. Students were then entered into a drawing to win a grand prize. 


The contest comes at a time when the name no longer represents the current state of the University and serves as a bridge to bring together different locations on campus and make them feel unified.


“Whether you live in the Miramar properties or you live at the Momentum Village properties, you’re still part of our campus. So, that unified approach is really what it’s about, and being inclusive,”, stated Dr. Lisa O. Perez, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Dean of Students.


“The term ‘momentum’ describes a time in TAMU-CC’s history when the campus began growing rapidly as we transitioned from an upper-division institution to the four-year university we are today,” stated the TAMUCC website. 


The new name will reflect how the campus has continued to evolve and develop its strong Islander culture.


“For me, being on this campus means growth; it means that we’re unified in a way, and it also means to me, or I think being an island remains family to me. It’s been my family growing as a student and as a young professional. And now more so in my current role. You know, if we think about it, whether we’re a student or were an employee on campus, we spend quite a bit of time here at the university, and it’s a place where I feel comfort, and I feel relaxed because it’s something that makes me feel like I’m a part of,” Perez stated.


Momentum Village was built in 2015 as a form of off-campus housing designed to give students the off-campus living experience while maintaining the benefits of dormitory living. 


Participation in The Naming Contest was held for currently enrolled faculty, students, staff, and alumni, submissions were accepted from Mar. 20. to Apr 10., and featured an Apple iPad grand prize. The winner of the contest will be announced Apr. 12.