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December 2016

The 2016-2017 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges includes the names of 150 students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville who were selected as outstanding campus leaders. The students and their families were honored at a program held Nov. 12. Representatives of the faculty, administration and student body nominated students. They are endorsed by the university’s administration. The chosen students are selected based on scholarship,...Read more  

Graduating students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville who purchased an official school ring received them during one of two special ceremonies held Sunday, Nov. 13. Graduates 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 selected a company to design the ring. Its symbols reflect the university’s history and...Read more  

Eugene H. Dawson, Jr. has pledged to establish the Eugene H. Dawson, Jr. Endowment for Excellence in Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  That endowment will be matched by the university with funds from the Estate of Nadine Arrington to form the Arrington Match-Eugene H. Dawson, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Civil Engineering.  The proceeds from these two endowments, valued at $250,000, will provide an annual distribution to be used to advance the...Read more  

During the weeks of November  7 to November 18, Texas A&M University- Kingsville celebrated Physiology Understanding Week (PhUn) as the main event of a Service Learning Initiative. PhUn week is a K-12 community outreach activity coordinated by the American Physiological Society, a scientific organization with 11,000 members founded in 1887. Last year, this program celebrated 10 years of impacting communities by giving students a chance to meet and learn from research...Read more  

In his first tournament ever officiating outside of intramural sports at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, sophomore Anthony Villasana officiated a championship game at the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) University of Nebraska-Lincoln Region V Flag Football Tournament. Over the course of two days, student officials from across the country got the opportunity to officiate flag football games which included Men's, Women's, Co-ed and Special Olympic teams....Read more  

KINGSVILLE (December 5, 2016) — Tim Savage, IT Manager II in the iTech department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has been named a “Bringer of Light” by the campus group Servants of Las Luminarias.  An anonymous collection of campus community members, the Servants of Las Luminarias select those that they feel are “bringers of the light of the knowledge of goodness to the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus community.”...Read more  

When Burabari Kponi walks across the stage at Texas A&M University-Kingsville to receive her bachelor’s degree in natural gas engineering, it won’t be the longest walk of her life. Over two decades ago, Kponi was three years old and living in her village of Mogo Gokana, Nigeria. She was too young to remember much from that time, but the Nigerian military descended on her village in the middle of the night. Burabari and her family were able to safely flee, but her...Read more  

Nearly 1,000 graduates crossed the stage to receive their degrees during three commencement ceremonies held at the Steinke Physical Education Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Friday, Dec. 9. At the 10 a.m. ceremony, graduates from the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences, the College of Business Administration and the College of Education and Human Performance received their degrees.  At the 1 p.m. ceremony, graduates...Read more  

Six graduates at Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s winter commencement ceremony received the Distinguished Student Awards, sponsored by the Student Government Association. To be nominated for the Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award, a student must be a graduating senior with no less than 60 credit hours earned at Texas A&M-Kingsville. The student must have at least a 3.4 grade point average and must be involved in extracurricular activities. The student also must have...Read more  

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