Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Students to receive university rings

KINGSVILLE - March 30, 2006

Contact: Julie Navejar
kajam03@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Seniors and graduate students at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the System Center in San Antonio who have purchased the school’s official ring will receive them in a special ceremonies this weekend.

In San Antonio, the ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Student Center at Palo Alto College. About 60 System Center students will be receiving rings.

Over 100 Kingsville students will receive their rings at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Jones Auditorium.

Graduating students and alumni are able to purchase an official Texas A&M-Kingsville ring. It was designed several years ago as one of many new traditions started by university officials.

A committee of students, staff, alumni and faculty selected ArtCarved to design and manufacture the ring. Its symbols reflect the university’s history and traditions.

The symbols include the school’s mascot, the javelina, because of its tenacity; mesquite and cactus, because they personify the students’ ability to survive and prosper; palm trees, because they are found all over campus; the Lone Star, because it symbolizes the state of Texas; and the College Hall clock tower, because it is a recognized landmark on campus.

For more information, call 361-593-3606.


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