Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Javelina alumni and faculty make amazing things happen in the world. Their accomplishments significantly benefit both society and our campus, by inspiring others and providing insight and creativity. Their actions communicate the dynamic excellence of being a Javelina and the importance of service as a component of our philosophy. To celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni and faculty, the Javelina Alumni Association sponsors awards for distinguished alumni, research and teaching.

Distinguished Alumni Award

Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to alumni who have demonstrated long-time and successful commitment to their careers and communities and have brought special honor to the university because of their accomplishments.

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Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award recognizes graduates of the university who have experienced professional success and who are within 15 years of their graduation from Texas A&M University - Kingsville.

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Every year, the Javelina Alumni Association honors faculty who excel in the classroom and in the field. Only two faculty members receive recognition during the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony dedicated to celebrate faculty dedication to the university's core values—teaching and research. 

Distinguished Research Award

Distinguished Research Award is presented to a deserving faculty member who has shown superior scholarship through publication, continued creativity, the research impact on the field, and/or other academic or professional awards. 

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Distinguished Teaching Award

Distinguished Teaching Award is presented to a deserving faculty member who has shown excellence, intellectual insights and ability to engage student learning that has life-long impact.

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The Ring Award

Presented at the Fall, Spring and Summer commencements, the association sponsors the official graduation ring of Javelina Nation for a deserving graduate. Applications are submitted through the Office of Student Activities and the student is chosen based on leadership, service, obstacles overcome, and recommendations from university faculty and staff. The ring is presented during the commencement ceremony.


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This page was last updated on: July 14, 2014