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October 2017

The Javelina Alumni Association at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will honor five alumni during the school’s annual Homecoming celebration. Four have been named Distinguished Alumni for 2017 and one has been named the year’s Rising Star. Javelina Nation will celebrate Homecoming festivities October 16-21, 2017.  Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented to individuals whose personal and professional accomplishments have brought honor and prestige to Javelina...Read more  

A group of range and wildlife science students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville put up a good fight and placed fifth in the International Quiz Bowl for The Wildlife Society. One of 29 teams, the Javelina team lost a close battle to Arizona State who ultimately placed third behind Georgia and Purdue. California University in Pennsylvania placed fourth. Mikayla House, a graduate student from Helotes is the team coach. Team members include seniors Blake McPhaul from Paige; David Campbell...Read more  

Officials at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Texas A&M University to provide up to five additional positions for A&M-Kingsville students over the next five years in the doctor of veterinary medicine program in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  Students who have completed the curricular pre-requisites for the veterinary medicine program are eligible for the program.  “It...Read more  

Three members of the electrical engineering and computer science faculty and one student from Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently received the Best Paper Award at the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Electro-Information. Drs. Taesic Kim, assistant professor; Chung S. Leung, associate professor; and Sung-won Park, professor, and their former student, Ron Huerta, now with AEP Texas in Corpus Christi received the award for the...Read more  

Samantha Olivarez, left, and Tomisin Alagbe, right, were named Homecoming Queen and King, respectively, at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Saturday, Oct. 21. Olivarez is from Pflugerville and represented Theta Phi Alpha. Alagbe is from Houston and represented Delta Chi.Read more  

Dr. Ari Sherris, assistant professor in the department of teacher and bilingual education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, spent a year living among the Safaliba in Mandari, Ghana, a remote rural village in western Africa as part of his Fulbright Grant. More recently, Sherris shared the lessons he learned in Ghana in a presentation to the United Nations Study Group on Languages and Sustainability. Sherris’ presentation was entitled Lessons Learned from Ghanaian Safaliba...Read more  

Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received $5.2 million from the United States Department of Education to fund new and continuing Upward Bound programs that will be used at various high schools throughout the Coastal Bend. Dr. Mary Gonzalez, associate vice president for student access, said the money is divided over four programs and each grant is for five years. “Programs that provide critical linkages for completion of high school and matriculation to a university are...Read more  

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