Texas A&M University-Kingsville

October 2011


October 2011

Welcome home, Javelina alumni!

The Javelina Alumni Association is excited to welcome back our alumni to campus this week as part of the Homecoming 2011 celebration!  There are several new events in addition to the traditional favorites so there is something for everyone and plenty of ways to get involved in the homecoming spirit.

Join us on Thursday for a homecoming kick-off concert featuring live music by Southern Scarred, Mick Cruz, Mark McKinney and Brandon Rhyder. This event will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight at JK Northway with a happy hour from 6-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and at the door for Texas A&M-Kingsville students who present a valid university ID, $15 at the door before 10 p.m. and $20 after 10 p.m.
Turnpike Troubadours
The fun continues Friday night with the Jav-A-Pachanga blow-out party featuring live music by the Turnpike Troubadours and sponsored by EmbroidMe. The event will take place from 7-10 p.m. at Mesquite Grove and will include food, giveaways, entertainment and a great view of the bonfire.  There will also be a live remote by Hank T. Moon from Badlands 94.7 radio sponsored by Don's Cleaners and L&F Distributors. Best of all, it's FREE!

Check out the entire list of homecoming events and make plans to join in the Javelina pride!

Alumni host golf tournament for engineering fundraiser

On Sept. 24, the first annual Friends of Javelina Engineering Golf Tournament was held to raise funds for the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering. The event was led by alumni Joe Cantu, Robby Lira and Roy Galvan along with help from co-workers at their company, EOG Resources, and others in the oil and gas industry who volunteered money, time and equipment. Golfers were awarded prizes for several categories, including longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin on a par 3. Several items were raffled off, such as fishing poles, gift cards and a white tail hunt, to help raise money as well. Overall the event was a great success in raising funds to support Javelina engineers and those involved appreciate all of the sponsors whose time, prizes and donations made the tournament possible. 

Alumna Theresa Chang speaks to Javelina students

Judge Theresa Chang, who is one of this year's Distinguished Alumni, was on campus Sept. 29 to talk  to students as the keynote speaker at the Women & Gender Studies Fall Symposium.  She gave an inspiring message of overcoming challenges to achieve success and shared examples from her own life.  She also discussed several important action steps that she took to excel in her career and in life, such as establishing goals, making a plan to achieve those goals and believing in one's self. 

Judge Chang was also presented with a new diploma bearing the Texas A&M University-Kingsville seal. She received her master's degree in 1981 when the school was Texas A&I but had requested an updated version to show the school's current name.

Alumni news and events

Join the JAA and Javelina Athletics as the women's basketball team takes on UT-Pan American in an exhibition game Friday, Nov. 4!  A mixer with appetizers and a cash bar will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at Bayou Grill, 5712 N. 10th St. in McAllen. Then join your fellow Javelinas to cheer on the team in head coach Michael Trujillo's first game - tip-off is at 7 p.m. at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

The Houston chapter of the JAA is now on Facebook!

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