The electronic newsletter for faculty and staff 27 January, 2006


Focus on Folks

Awards, Honors and Accomplishments of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Campus Community

Alvaro Martinez (engineering) is working with the Institute of Hispanic Culture, as one of their members, to promote their special event “Tango, Borges, Piazzolla and more…A Recital of Piano, Songs and Dance” by Rene Casarsa, happening Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts-Warren Theatre at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Gail Dantzker (institutional planning and assessment) was an invited speaker at the Texas Chief Academic Officers (TCAO) annual retreat in San Antonio on January 13. Her topic was a discussion of results of the Graduation Rate Outcomes Study and their application in Texas’ colleges and universities. The study was sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the National Association of System Heads (NASH), and The Education Trust during A.Y. 2004-05. Dantzker participated in planning the study and its methodology, and led one of the site-visit teams to one of the institutions with an exceptionally high rate of increase in 6-year graduation rates. In addition, Dantzker will be attending the Texas Association for Institutional Research (TAIR) on Feb. 1 – 3, where she will be a member of a panel addressing issues of SACS reaffirmation in four-year colleges and universities.

Frank Ureno (enrollment management) and Randy Hughes (institutional advancement) traveled to McAllen Jan. 25 to give a presentation on the STARS Scholarship.

Daniel A. Brown (University College) and Ronald J. Hy (arts and sciences) went to Mathworks Institute at Texas State University Jan. 24 as part of campus planning for summer math camp at A&M-Kingsville.

Alan Tipton (institutional research) recently participated in the 2005 SPSS Directions Users Conference.

Ronald Rosati (agriculture, natural resources and human sciences) traveled to Weslaco to meet with the new director of the Citrus Center and to attend a meeting with the Industry Advisory Council.

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