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KINGSVILLE (June 3, 2022) —The Office of Student Access at Texas A&M University-Kingsville received two new grant awards from the United States Department of Education for their Upward Bound and Upward Bound Rural programs. Together the programs serve 120 high school students. The Upward Bound program serves Alice and San Diego High Schools and H.M. King High School in Kingsville. Upward Bound Rural serves Premont, Raymondville and Falfurrias High Schools....

Dr. Rito Silva, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Student Affairs, has been selected to participate in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) 2022 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI). MLI is a premier leadership development program that provides individuals traditionally underrepresented in the highest ranks of postsecondary education with the opportunity to develop skills, gain a philosophical overview, and build the network and knowledge needed to...

A staff member at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been recognized for their support of the Military and Veteran Resource Center by the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS). Dorine Gonzalez, Veteran Coordinator for the Military and Veteran Resource Center, was announced the winner of the Texas A&M System Faculty/Staff Veteran Support Excellence Award in May 2022. The award is given annually to one full-time faculty or staff member at any TAMUS campus. The...

KINGSVILLE (May 5, 2022) — Dr. Greg Sanders, Regents Professor of Music and coordinator of theory/composition studies at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has been selected by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society — as the 2022-2024 Phi Kappa Phi Artist. Sanders received the award for his career accomplishments as a professor, musician and composer and his scholarly...

KINGSVILLE (May 2, 2022) — Dr. Rolando R. Garza, director of the Center for Academic Technology in the Division of Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was recently appointed to the 2022 Every Learner Everywhere Equity Advisory Board. His appointment is for one year. “It is an honor to be appointed to the Every Learner Everywhere Equity Advisory Board with leaders from all over the country to provide advice and guidance to the network...

KINGSVILLE (April 11, 2022) — The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation, College of Arts & Sciences, and the John E. Conner Museum will host distinguished alumna and author Colonel Lisa “La Coronela” Carrington Firmin for a reception on Tuesday, April 26. The community is invited to celebrate the release of her book, Stories from the Front: Pain, Betrayal, and Resilience on the MST Battlefield, with hors d’oeuvres and...

KINGSVILLE (April 11, 2022) — Barbara Collins, assistant director of the Disability Resource Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, is the 2022 recipient of the Chancellor’s Medallion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from the Texas A&M University System. This award recognizes and honors individuals who have demonstrated high levels of meaningful engagement in activities that promote a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion at their university...

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently designated 12 Texas A&M System faculty members and seven agency service, extension or research professionals as Regents Professors and Regents Fellows for 2020-2021. One of the 12 faculty members is Dr. Fidel Hernández, Texas A&M University-Kingsville professor in the Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences and the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Endowed Professor in Quail Research with the Caesar Kleberg...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville faculty members who completed a course from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) received pins and certificates from the association. Faculty who earned the certificate in"Effective Teaching Practices" were honored with a reception and award ceremony on Aug. 24 in the Memorial Student Union Building. The Texas A&M University System sent a medallion and letter from Dr. James Hallmark, Vice Chancellor for...

A trombone quartet from Texas A&M University-Kingsville School of Music was named the winner of the International Trombone Association’s (ITA) trombone quartet competition in July at Columbus State University in Georgia. The quartet, named The Chulobones, consists of three music education and performance majors, including Joey Guerra of Brownsville; Guillermo Navarro of Laredo, Carlos D. García of Brownsville; and A&M-Kingsville alumni Eden Garza, of...

KINGSVILLE — TheJavelinaAlumni Association of 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 GoldServiceAward. This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipientsare Armando Hinojosa ’66; Dr. Linda Mora ’68; and I.J. “Chip”...

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...

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...

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center has been awarded over $1,000,000 in grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to continue imperative citrus research in Weslaco. Citrus Center Interim Director, Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou and his team have been awarded funding from the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) for their project Citrus Commodity Pest Survey 2020-2021in the...

By Jeff McLain Office of Alumni Services and Giving KINGSVILLE (August 11, 2020) - The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame Award. The Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame recognizes graduates of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering who have made a significant impact in the field of engineering. The Hall of Fame designation is presented to alumni who...

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...

Students and faculty from the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources brought home a number of awards from the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society (TCTWS) state meeting in February. Alex Meza, a junior from Mission, received first place in photography in the Humor Category. The plant identification team placed second as a team with Kye Johnston, a senior from Victoria, placing second in the individual score competition. Plant team...

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...

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 (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...

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