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November 2017

The Phi Kappa Phi chapter at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently held initiation for 12 faculty and staff and 83 students.  Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all discipline collegiate honor society. The new Texas A&M-Kingsville chapter became the 332nd chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Feb. 1, 2016.  Phi Kappa Phi is represented on campuses in the United States and the Philippines. The group’s first chapter was founded in 1897 at...Read more  

Four representatives of the National Natural Toxins Research Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville attended the 19th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology in Haikou, China. They came home with two Excellent Poster Awards. Making the trip to China were Dr. Elda Sanchez, director of the NNTRC and associate professor of chemistry; Dr. Montamas Suntravat, assistant research professor; and master’s students Ilse Diego of Eagle Pass and Jessenia Marquez of...Read more  

Dr. Natalya Delcoure, dean of the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was appointed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to serve on a committee focused on the process of earning a business degree.  The Business Administration and Management Field of Study (FOS) Advisory Committee is made up of 24 voting members—half from community colleges and half from public universities—to serve as a representative sample of...Read more  

Dr. John Cicala, associate professor in the College of Business Administration, and several marketing students presented Animal Rescue Kleberg (ARK) with a check for more than a thousand dollars after the professor chose to celebrate his birthday by raising funds for the local non-profit. ARK is  undergoing much-needed renovations, and the amount given by Cicala and his students provides dire assistance for the animal adoption agency. “We run solely on donations,”...Read more  

In new studies released by The Student Loan Report, Texas A&M University–Kingsville was highlighted for leaving its graduates with low levels of student loan debt and for providing freshman undergraduates substantial amounts of financial aid. The first report, dubbed Student Loan Debt Per Graduate by School by State, Texas A&M University–Kingsville was ranked #42 in Texas. This means A&M-Kingsville graduates are entering the...Read more  

AACSB International (AACSB) announces that Texas A&M University-Kingsville has earned accreditation for its College of Business Administration (CBA). Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide. “AACSB congratulates Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Dean Natalya Delcoure on earning accreditation,” said Robert D....Read more  

Dr. Hans Schumann, associate professor in the department of management, marketing and information systems at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar and will spend time next semester teaching classes in Albania on Southeastern Europe’s Balkan Peninsula. As Albania has been accepted as an official candidate for admission to the European Union, Schumann will be working with students and faculty at Luarasi University to help prepare them for a...Read more  

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is part of a four-school educational alliance awarded a $2.8 million grant over 60 months from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Texas A&M University System AGEP Alliance—which includes A&M-Kingsville, along with Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Prairie View A&M University—will use the grant to develop, implement and study a new model for advancing underrepresented minority...Read more  

Student researchers from Texas A&M University-Kingsville earned ten total awards at the Fourteenth Annual Texas A&M University System Pathways Student Research Symposium, held at Tarleton State University Nov. 2-3.  The event gives undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students enrolled in A&M System institutions the opportunity to present findings from their research projects, conducted with faculty mentors.  Presentations can be delivered in a poster...Read more  

The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) recently honored 12 Latina leaders at the Sixth Annual Women of Distinction Award luncheon in Austin. Dr. Crissy Hinojosa, Texas A&M University-Kingsville alumna and director of business intelligence at Bay Ltd. in Corpus Christi, was among the honorees. Hinojosa also is a lecturer for the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Hinojosa is a native of Falfurrias and earned her...Read more  

Cerelia Diaz, a 2017 graduate of Texas A&M  University-Kingsville, was recently awarded the National Student Teacher of the Year award by Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) and the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). Diaz, of Harlingen, is now certified to teach as a bilingual generalist for early childhood through sixth grade. She spent her student teaching in the spring 2017 at Wilson Elementary School in the Harlingen Independent School District. As part of the application process, she...Read more  

Dr. Gregory Sanders, professor and coordinator of music theory in the music department has been named Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s 16th Regents Professor.                                                         ...Read more  

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