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Texas A&M University-Kingsville is home to one of the best master’s-level online engineering programs in the nation, according to the Best College Reviews web site.  The site ranked the online A&M-Kingsville Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program ninth in the nation among the Best Master’s Degree Programs in Engineering Online for 2018.  Best College Reviews ranked using a point system that took into account tuition costs, U.S. News...Read more  

Dr. Terisa Riley, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and University Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville was ranked on the “Tweet the Veep: 30 Vice Presidents to Follow on Twitter” ranking, published by the Josie Ahlquist blog. The ranking highlights administration officials from divisions across campuses that embody digital leadership in higher education. “When tweeting with our Javelina students, alumni, parents, and...Read more  

Texas A&M University-Kingsville staff members Jason Marton, assistant director of marketing, and Yolanda Ballard, assistant director of administration for the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, were named “Bringers 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...Read more  

(Featured in photo, L-R: Mike Howard, John M. Howard, Dr. Steven Tallant) KINGSVILLE (May 11, 2018) – A new $100,000 scholarship endowment focusing on agriculture science was announced by the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation.              The John M. Howard Family Agricultural Science Scholarship Endowment will provide four or more scholarships to full-time...Read more  

Kevin De Angeli, a junior mathematics major at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was selected for a highly competitive Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The program is sponsored by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis. De Angeli, who is from Argentina, will collaborate with two other students on a project to explore the spatial interactions between hunting and gathering in tropical forests. He has...Read more  

Anthony Kreitzer, director of campus recreation and fitness at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently received the Horace Moody Award at the annual conference of the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). The Horace Moody Awards are given to one NIRSA professional member from each of the seven regions to recognize their contributions to student development. Individuals are nominated by students and peers and the award is given to individuals who have made a...Read more  

A team of students from the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently competed in the South Texas USA Greenpower Electric Car Competition and placed second. This was the first time the race has been held in South Texas. In future years winners will be able to advance on to a national competition.  The students were tasked with assembling a vehicle, designing an aerodynamic body and modifying the vehicle as much as possible to travel...Read more  

The London Independent Film Awards awarded Best Documentary for April 2018 to the feature documentary, South Texas Gentle Men of Steel—Los Padres, written, produced and directed by Texas A&M University-Kingsville Assistant Professor Armando P. Ibáñez, director of radio, television and digital film in the art, communication and theatre (ACT) department.  “London Independent Film Awards is a monthly competition with annual screenings,...Read more  

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Professor Victoria Packard was recently given the Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire Award from Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT). The award honors the hard work and generous donation of MERLOT members’ time, energy and enthusiasm directed toward the growth and development of the organization. Packard has been at the university and the Jernigan Library since 1998, starting as the government information and...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, April 29. 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  

More than 1,150 prospective 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, May 18. The graduates from the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences received their degrees at the 10 a.m. ceremony. Students from the Colleges of Business Administration and Education and Human...Read more  

Several graduates at Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s spring 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 3.5 grade point average and must be involved in extracurricular activities. The student also must...Read more  

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