Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Students to Receive University Rings

KINGSVILLE - April 02, 2008

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

New tradition will include University Chimes

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 special ceremonies at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Jones Auditorium on Armstrong Street near the intersection of Santa Gertrudis Boulevard.

In a new tradition this year, the chimes at College Hall will ring 84 times at noon Friday, April 4, once for each student who purchased a ring. Then, following the ceremony Sunday, the chimes will ring once for each student who picked up their ring.

Graduating students and alumni are able to purchase an official Texas A&M-Kingsville ring. Students have made the ring purchase and ceremony an annual tradition of the university. A committee of students, staff, alumni and faculty worked with a company to design the ring. Its symbols reflect the university’s history and traditions.

These 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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