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KINGSVILLE (April 9, 2019) — Dr. Michael Tewes has spent the last 35 years of his life studying the endangered ocelot. Over those years, he has had triumphs and setbacks, but he still works to save his beloved wild cat. During the 37th Annual Faculty Lecture, Tewes addressed some of these attempts to help the elusive...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Wind Symphony has made the list of semi-finalists in the American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts. The organization announced the semi-finalist bands and wind ensembles for the year 2019 to 2020 on Jan 29, 2020. The Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Scott Anthony Jones, is one of seven ensembles to make the university division list. The ensemble is the premiere concert band at A&M-Kingsville and serves the region...

KINGSVILLE (June 3, 2019) — The National Natural Toxins Research Center (NNTRC) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville received a renewal of funding from the National Institutes of Health to the tune of $2.46 million over the next five years. The NNTRC continues to be the only federally funded viper resource center in the United...

KINGSVILLE (April 15, 2019) — The Javelina Nation at Texas A&M University-Kingsville hosted distinguished author and historian Andrew Roberts for several events today, Friday, April 12. He has written what has been called the definitive book on Winston Churchill. He started the day early at...

KINGSVILLE (July 24, 2019) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been awarded nearly $2.4 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation to support underrepresented minority students in the university’s historic engineering program. The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering will receive the $2,392,470 over five years. Dr. Mohammad Alam, dean of the college is the principal investigator. It is the largest grant to promote diversity in...

KINGSVILLE (April 22, 2019) — Over 350 alumni and friends of Texas A&M University-Kingsville were in attendance at the 2019 President’s Legacy Ball held April 6. The President’s Legacy Ball is held annually at the university and recognizes and honors the new Legacy Society members for their generosity to students, faculty and programs. Members of the Legacy Society are individuals, corporations and foundations who have contributed $100,000 or more,...

KINGSVILLE (June 13, 2019) — Dr. Steve Bain, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was recently selected as president-elect of the European Branch of the American Counseling Association (EB-ACA). As president-elect, Bain starts a...

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Soil Judging Team competed at the National Collegiate Soils Contest April 14-19 at California Polytechnic State University. The team placed in the Top 10 for the Team Soil Pit Competition. This was the first time a team from Texas A&M-Kingsville advanced to the national competition. They were selected to compete after a third place overall team ranking and first place team pit ranking at the Region IV contest in late 2018. Most...

KINGSVILLE (April 25, 2019) — Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Javelina Nation came together today, April 25, to celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Mark A. Hussey, the 20th president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He opened his address with this sentiment, “Today is...

KINGSVILLE (June 19, 2019) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville has released the names of the students who made the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honor Roll for the spring 2019 semester. In order to qualify for the prestigious President’s List, a student must be enrolled in at least 15...

KINGSVILLE (June 28, 2019) — 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 recipients of the Rising Star Award and the Blue and Gold Service 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...

KINGSVILLE (March 22, 2019) — Theatre students and faculty from Texas A&M University-Kingsville were successful at the regional level of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Abilene. Corey Ranson, associate professor of theatre, received the highest honor, the KCACTF...

Dr. J. Alfonso ‘Poncho’ Ortega-Santos, Professor and Research Scientist in the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and the Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has recently published his latest work on wildlife management. His book, Wildlife Ecology and Management in Mexicowas published by Texas A&M University Press and is available now. Ortega-Santos’ book is the English version that has been...

Gabriel Odreman came to the United States from Venezuela three years ago. Before taking graduate classes at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, he had to learn English. Now he is one of five winners of a national competition for his e-Portfolio, sponsored by the Transportation Research Board and hosted by the National Operations Center of Excellence. Odreman is a master’s student in the civil engineering program at Texas A&M-Kingsville, with an interest in transportation...

By Elaine Barnes Coordinator, Alumni and Donor Communications Office of Alumni Services and Giving 361.593.4839 elaine.barnes@tamuk.edu August 23, 2019 (Kingsville, TX) – The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation announced, with gratitude, the largest singular gift from an individual in the university’s almost 100-year history. The $19.5 million bequest is also the leading commitment to date for the university’s first comprehensive...

KINGSVILLE (March 26, 2019) — Dr. Michael Tewes has been studying the elusive ocelot for 35 years. During that time, several ideas have come forward from various agencies and private landowner on how to protect their small number. Tewes will present the 37th Annual Faculty Lecture at 4 p.m.,...

KINGSVILLE (May 17, 2019) — More than 1,050 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 17. The graduates from the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg...

The Javelina Alumni Association at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will honor six alumni during the school’s annual Homecoming celebration. Five have been named Distinguished Alumni for 2018 and one has been named the year’s Rising Star. Javelina Nation will celebrate Homecoming festivities October 22-27, 2018. Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented to individuals whose personal and professional accomplishments have brought honor and prestige to Javelina Nation. The...

KINGSVILLE (May 21, 2019) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville hosted the 13th Javelina Research Symposium this spring semester. The winners in the undergraduate category were First place: Francheska Garcia, a senior psychology major from Kingsville. Mentor: Dr. Richard Miller; Project: The Effects of Religiosity and Parenting Styles on Body...

KINGSVILLE (July 10, 2019) — The Javelina Horn Quartet from Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently won the Quartet Competition at the 51st International Horn Society Symposium in Belgium. ...

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