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July 2020

PayScale’s College Salary Report ranked Texas A&M University-Kingsville among a list of top colleges in the state based on alumni salaries. Texas A&M-Kingsville, recognized as an engineering and research state university, ranked number 20 out of 80 on the list for 2019 which included both public and private colleges. This list includes salary data for alumni whose highest degree was a bachelor’s degree. According to the data collected, A&M-Kingsville was at the top of the list...

KINGSVILLE (July 24, 2020) — Emeka Obi has done something no other student at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has done. The sophomore from Lago, Nigeria received the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Honor Society for First-Year Success.   Obi is an electrical engineering major with minors in math and computer science at Texas A&M-Kingsville. “To be the first Texas A&M-Kingsville student to receive this scholarship is truly a great...

KINGSVILLE (July 24, 2020) — Dr. Fernando Hernandez, assistant professor in the teacher and bilingual education department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was recently honored with membership in two reading associations.   First, Hernandez was accepted into the Reading Academies Pilot where he would participate in and provide feedback on draft Reading Academies modules prior to full implementation. The program is part of the Texas Education Agency.   Second, he applied to...

  Dr. Richard Miller, a Texas A&M University-Kingsville psychology professor, was one of only ten professors across Texas who was selected as a Piper Professor.  The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, a non-profit, charitable corporation that was organized in 1950, annually awards professors for superior teaching at the college level. Selections are made on the basis of nominations submitted by each college or university in Texas, the website states.  "To be Texas...

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Students, faculty and staff at all 11 Texas A&M System universities across the state will soon have quick and easy access to free testing for COVID-19.  “Ensuring the health and safety of our students is our top priority,” said John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. “Facilitating increased accessibility and availability of COVID-19 testing will help us mitigate the spread and help to protect each other by taking...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville's Wind Symphony has placed second in one of the nation's most prestigious performing arts competitions - The American Prize.The ensemble, which is comprised of about 50 students, is led by Dr. Scott Anthony Jones, Director of Bands.The Wind Symphony was one of seven ensembles to make the university division list earlier this year. The ensemble is the premiere concert band at A&M-Kingsville and serves the region through concert tours, clinics and its High School...

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a grant to a Texas A&M University-Kingsville assistant professor for a joint replacement improvement project. The project titled “Improving the Long-term Mechanical and Tribological Performances of Polymers for Total Joint Replacement Applications” was awarded $291,500. Tribology is the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It includes the study and application of the principles of...

KINGSVILLE (July 3, 2020) — The Javelina Alumni Association at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has announced the recipients of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Awards, as well as the recipient of the Rising Star Award. As the association’s most prestigious honor, Distinguished Alumni is awarded only to alumni of the university who have had abundant success professionally and personally, through which they have positively represented and brought honor to Texas...

KINGSVILLE (July 2, 2020) — The Golden Key chapter at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is one of only 24 chapters worldwide, to receive the Key Chapter Award for 2020. There are over 400 chapters around the world.         The chapter featured a presentation, entitled Be an Agent of Change, that showcased four events and a highlighted event all done in the 2019-20 academic year. They featured two chapter alumni who used social media to enhance their work in area...

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