College Highlights

January 2019

Citrus Center Winter Festival

TAMUK's student chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America received the Chapter of the Year Award

Spring 2019 College Meeting

Agriculture, Agribusiness, and Environmental Sciences students gain valuable career experience through USDA partnerships >>> Read article in the Ag Mag

December 2018

Dr. Randall Williams named Regents Professor

Texas A&M AgriLife Research Vegetable Field Day

Processed Meats Product Show

Texas Hispanic Farmer and Rancher Conference

November 2018

Dr. Mani Skaria - Citrus scientist providing faster-growing citrus trees with micro-budding

October 2018

Wildlife Photography Classes

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Making a Difference through (NIFA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture

King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management - Horse Program Success Symposium

TAMUK Soil Judging Team take 1st Place Team Competition and 3rd Place Overall

Vet Tech Week

September 2018

USDA Student Internship Presentation


August 2018

Fall 2018 College Meeting Presentation


July 2018

Iliana Rodriguez, former student, spent "Two Months in Uganda Inspire 25 Reasons to Return."

May 2018

Drs. Tanner Machado and Rick Machen hosted the Texas Beef Council's Pasture to Plate program event.

Veterinary Technology Pinning Ceremony - Seventeen veterinary technology students received commemorative pins during the first annual Veterinary Technology (VETT) Oath Ceremony and Reception on Friday, May 18th.  Watch video below:

Foundation Announces the John M. Howard Agricultural Science Scholarship Endowment

Digital Wildlife Photography class winners.

Yolanda Ballard, Assistant Director of Administration for the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, was given the "Bringer of Light" award.

April 2018

2018 A&M-Kingsville Junior Agricultural Mechanics Show 


2018 Marc Cisneros Center for Young Children Easter Egg Hunt

Dr. Ben Turner in collaborative research with partners in New Mexico on Effects of Climate Change on Communally Managed Water Systems Softened by Shared Effort

Dr. Steven "Boot" Chumbley and Ag Mechanics help Boy Scouts earn welding merit badges.

Veterinary Technology Program:

February 2018

George Chavarria with Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture during the 'National Ag Day' celebration held at the USDA building in Washington, DC

George Chavarria with Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

72nd Annual Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society Meeting at Rio Farms, Inc. in Monte Alto, TX, February 9th

TAMUK 2018 Collegiate Rodeo

TAMUK Wildlife Society receives award from the National Wild Turkey Federation, as Best New Chapter.  This award has never been received by other universities.

January 2018

King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has only masters program for Ranch Management in the world.  Watch KRIS 6 News report below. 

Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Texas Natives receive grant money for Monarch Butterfly and Native Plant Habitat Restoration Project

King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management receives grant money for student scholarships

Dr. Kathleen Rees, President of the Textiles and Apparel Programs Accreditation Commission (TAPAC).  Fashion Merchandising program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville holds distinction of being very first program in the nation to become an Affiliate Member of TAPAC

Spring 2018 College Meeting Presentation

November 2017

Dr. Bart Ballard winner of the 2017 Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Award

Dr. Bart Ballard and Ph.D. student, Jay VonBank are collaborating with the University of Missouri on research on greater white-fronted geese.

October 2017

Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Range and Wildlife Society team takes fifth in International Quiz Bowl

Texas A&M University-Kingsville signs Memorandum of Agreement with Texas A&M University vet school

Wildlife Society helping clean up efforts in Refugio

September 2017

Drs. Shad Nelson and Benjamin Turner (pictured below) travel to Israel and Jordan to attend the International Arid Lands Consortium.  Official bio on His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal


CARACAL Summary Report - Texas A&M University-Kingsville 2017 Interns: Claire McReynolds, Taylor Shirley, & Sarah Garza

August 2017

Fall 2017 College Meeting Presentation

USDA Weekly Update featuring Jaclyn Robles and Taylor Shedd

June 2017

$1 million endowment honoring Mr. Clarence F. "Dick" Schendel

Human Sciences, Fashion Merchandising ranking #46 Nationally

Central/South Texas Beef Council visits Texas A&M Kingsville meats lab

May 2017

TAMU-K Citrus Center: 2017 Texas Environmental Excellence Award Winner

March 2017

Citrus Center -- Texas Project for Ag Water Efficiency: Citrus

Texas A&M-Kingsville Wildlife Society brings home trophy number 13

Plan to Control Feral Hogs Raising Eyebrows

Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Annual Deer Associates Program held March 3, 2017

February 2017

Bryant, Fred C., receives the Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award

Javelina Rodeo Team Hosts College Championship Rodeo -- See KIII-TV 3 link

Hewitt, David, Named Director of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute

January 2017

USDA Announces $8.8 Million Available to Support Agriculture Programs at Hispanic Serving Institutions

Spring 2017 College Meeting

November 2016

Human Sciences Department, Family and Consumer Sciences program ranked 14th among 50 programs in the nation.

Henke, Scott receives Student Chapter Advisor of the Year award

Bryant, Fred and Kleberg, Stephen "Tio" to be Inducted into 2017 Texas Conservation Hall of Fame

October 2016

Setamou, Mamoudou, featured on the cover of J. Economic Entomol

Brennan, Leonard, Honored as Fellow of Ornithologist's Union (AOU)

Funding Announcement for Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute

August 2016

Fall 2016 College Meeting Presentation

USDA Directors Visit Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center

Rising Star Recipient Dr. Veronica Ancona

Morgan Rosenbaum, first veterinary technician intern in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) relationship with TAMUK students and STEP UP Program (See YouTube video below)

April 2016

CKWRI receives the Conservation and Stewardship Award
Listen to an MP3 of the "Texas Wildlife Radio Show"

March 2016

Rasmussen, Allen & Wester, David win rangeland awards
Wildlife Society brings home Student Chapter of the Year
Hernandez, Fidel to receive Professional Conservationist of the Year Award

February 2016

Rasmussen, Allen, receives Fellow Award from the Society of Range Management.
Javelina Rodeo Team Host College Championship Rodeo

January 2016

Spring 2016 College Meeting

December 2015

Williams, Randall, Recipient of the 2015 Chancellor's Academy of Teacher Educators Award

August 2015

Fall 2015 College Meeting

May 2015

Faculty, Staff Receive End-of-Year Recognitions

March 2015

Nelson, Shad, Recipient of the 2015 Blue Legacy Award in Agriculture, by Texas State Water Conservation Advisory Council.

February 2015

Schuster, Greta, Recipient of the 2014 Chancellor's Academy of Teacher Educators award.

Congratulations to Onelisa Garza!  She has been selected by the USDA to attend the 2015 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum through the Student Diversity Program.  She is one of 30 students funded to attend and participate at the Forum and in Student Diversity Program activities, which all takes place on February 17-20, 2015 in Crystal City, VA.

January 2015

Spring 2015 College Meeting

Texas A&M-Kingsville faculty member, Dr. Fidel Hernandez, named 2014 Fulbright Scholar

October 2014

Fulbright, Timothy, recipient of the Charles Weddle Award at the Native Plant Society of Texas annual awards banquet.

July 2013

Texas A&M-Kingsville human science assistant professor has garment accepted for conference contest

Willey, Scott A., K.J. Matheney, L.W. Pierce, P.W. Shackelford, and R.H. Williams. 2013. An Analysis of the Multi-County New Land Owner Educational Program with a Primary Focus on Weed and Brush Control/Soil Fertility Concerning Adoption of Best Management Practices, Environmental and Economic Impacts.  Texas County Agricultural Agents Association Meeting. Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls, TX. July 28-31, 2013. 1st Place Poster Contest Winner.

June 2013

Fashion merchandising program puts Texas A&M-Kingsville in top rankings

May 2013

Williams, Randall, 2013 Recipient of Prestigious Piper Professor Award from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

February 2013

Texas A&M-Kingsville faculty member, Dr.Fidel Hernandez, honored by LULAC Council 1


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