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November 2020

KINGSVILLE (November 3, 2021) — The Office of Student Access at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently were notified by the U. S. Department of Education that they will receive three new grants. The Talent Search Program, Educational Opportunity Center and the Educational Opportunity Center Rural will receive a total of just over $3.7 million for the next five years.   “The Talent Search and Educational Opportunity Center grants are important to the university because they...

Dr. Scott Henke, Regents Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences, presented three new books he wrote to Dr. Mark Hussey, President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.    Dr. David Hewitt, Leroy G. Denman, Jr. Endowed Director of Wildlife Research and Executive Director of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) and Dr. Shad Nelson, Dean of the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, joined in the...

KINGSVILLE (November 24, 2020) — Dr. Jingbo Louise Liu, chemistry professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently was selected as a Fellow of her second and third professional societies.   In October, both Vebleo and the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) elected her a Fellow of their respective organizations. Vebleo recognizes veritable leadership in engineering organizations and is a leading global scientific organization working to encourage...

Students and faculty at Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s School of Music are making the best out of obstacles given during the COVID-19 pandemic.   About 23 vocalists competed in the Texoma National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Competition in November. Since the competition was held virtually this year, more students than usual were entered. Dr. Melinda Brou, professor of Voice and Opera, said this was the largest number of singers the department has entered in the...

A grant from the United States Department of Agriculture will help launch a new program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.   The grant is a collaboration between the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Maria E. Velez-Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Biological and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator and director of the project. Dr. Shad Nelson, dean of the College of Agriculture, and Dr....

UPDATE: The requirements for the Javelina Opportunity Award have been updated as of July 12, 2021. The number of required hours to be considered has been lowered to 12 hours. In keeping with its tradition of educational access and opportunity, Texas A&M University-Kingsville has launched the Javelina Opportunity Award, which will cover tuition and fees for a year for new, eligible first-year and transfer students.   “For nearly 100 years this institution has changed the lives of...

Officials at Texas A&M University-Kingsville are encouraging students to register for the university’s free Campus COVID-19 testing before they go home for Thanksgiving. Students need not return to campus after Thanksgiving as the last few days of classes and finals will be held online.   “The Center for Disease Control estimates that 40 percent of people infected with COVID-19 show no symptoms. We encourage our students to sign up for the test. We do not want our students...

Nov. 13, 2020 (Kingsville, TX) – Donors to Texas A&M University-Kingsville committed more than $11 Million during fiscal year 2020, the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation reported today. These contributions propel the university’s first comprehensive capital campaign – With You. Without Limits. The Campaign for Texas A&M University Kingsville – even further past its $100 Million campaign goal (achieved in December 2019) for a total raised of over $105...

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas (November 12, 2020) — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has designated 15 faculty members and seven agency service, extension or research professionals within the A&M System as Regents Professors and Regents Fellows for 2019-2020.   Joining the ranks of Regents Professors at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is Dr. Susan Roberson, English Professor in the Language and Literature Department.   “My first reaction is that I am just...

Officials with the Office of Veterans Affairs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have announced that they will begin waiving the Application Fee for all veterans beginning in the spring semester.   “This will allow our student veterans a worry-free and quicker application process,” said Eloy Gamez, director of the Office of Veterans Affairs. “The transition from military to civilian is one filled with many obstacles. Veterans who are discharging look forward to starting...

A Texas A&M University-Kingsville art major is creating art that is inspired by his life experiences. Homer Ramirez III, of Bishop, is a junior art student concentrating on ceramic and sculpture. He recently showcased his work at the South Texas Art League and received honorable mention. “I have never entered any of my pieces before into a show until now,” he said. “Having my artwork in the same show with other great local artists is an honor. I have seen some amazing work...

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