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KINGSVILLE (November 22, 2022) — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently approved the establishment of the Institute for Rural Mental Health Initiatives (IRMHI) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Dr. Steve Bain, former dean of the College of Education and Human Performance, is the founding director. “Texas A&M-Kingsville is the natural place for the Institute for Rural Mental Health Initiatives,” Bain said....

KINGSVILLE (November 22, 2022) — Dr. Maria Martinez, associate vice president for student access at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently received notice of a $1.767 million grant from the United States Department of Education for the project entitled Texas A&M University-Kingsville Child Care Means Parents in School. The funds will be used for the CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) program aimed at bringing parents with...

KINGSVILLE (October 31, 2022) — The educational leadership doctoral degree at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been ranked in the top 50 online doctorate degrees in education in the nation by University HQ. The Ed.D degree ranked 44 out of the top 50, one of only six universities in Texas on the list. The rankings may be found at this link. https://universityhq.org/degrees/online-doctorate-education-programs/#best “An external review and...

KINGSVILLE (October 14, 2022) — The Center for Student Success at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently received a $500,000 grant from the United States Department of Education to identify and help students across South Texas who are suffering from learning loss caused by the pandemic. Dr. Shannon Baker, associate vice president for student success, is the principal investigator for the one-year project, Pilot Program to Address Learning Loss in South...

KINGSVILLE (August 19, 2022) — The Chi Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education (KDP) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville received four awards from the national organization this month. The group received the Chapter Programming Award for Professional Development for their Professional Learning Series and the Collegiate Celebration of Teaching Award. Dr. Monica Wong-Ratcliff, professor in the teacher and bilingual education...

KINGSVILLE (April 21, 2022) — Students and faculty from the health and kinesiology department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Diversity in Sport Regional Conference, Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. The conference will be virtual with registration at https://sites.google.com/tamu.edu/aasp-disc-virtual-conference/ Universities in the association take turns hosting the conference, and this year Texas...

KINGSVILLE (March 7, 2022) — Senior Jamie Ambriz was named winner of the Undergraduate Scholar Award at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Texas Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (Texas ACSM). Ambriz, from Harlingen, joins an elite group as the seventh Texas A&M-Kingsville student to win this award since 2010. Other winners include Alyssa Fick, 2020; Meagan Cantu, 2017; Joel Perez, 2016; Samantha Cantu, 2015; Ricky Balderas, 2011; and Dyana...

KINGSVILLE (October 11, 2021) — Dr. Steve Bain, dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was recently given the International Research Award by the European Branch of the American Counseling Association (EB-ACSA). This award recognizes the individual who has utilized research to enhance the understanding of counseling and its application with international populations or with the international scope of counseling as it...

KINGSVILLE (September 27, 2021) — Two faculty members of the health and kinesiology department and two kinesiology students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville will receive honors at the 98th Annual Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) Convention in December. Judy Bloomquist, senior lecturer in the health and kinesiology department, will receive the Pathfinder Award. This is the first time a faculty member from Texas...

KINGSVILLE (April 14, 2021) — Alice native Jessica N. Hinojosa has received the 2021 National Master’s Scholar Award from the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). Hinojosa is a graduate student and graduate assistant in the master’s kinesiology program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Hinojosa, who holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M-Kingsville, is the first graduate student to win this award, though Javelina...

KINGSVILLE (March 22, 2021) — Kevin Hernandez, a senior at George West High School, wants to be football coach. To that end, he applied for admission to Texas A&M University-Kingsville to major in kinesiology. Kevin has been accepted and Friday, March 19, members of the admissions crew from Javelina Nation visited Kevin at his school to present him with his admission letter. However, Kevin got more than he expected. He was presented his acceptance letter by Dr. Darin...

Dr. Daniel Burt, associate professor and associate chair of the health and kinesiology department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was presented with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Leadership from the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) at the recent annual conference. The Presidential Award recognizes outstanding leadership in the kinesiology-related field and to the organization of NAKHE. This award is not annual, but selectively given out by the...

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Blue lights will shine bright on Texas A&M University System campuses across Texas on Monday in recognition of World Teachers’ Day. The 11 universities in the A&M System, the RELLIS Campus in Bryan and the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center Dallas campus will illuminate a total of 30 iconic buildings and landmarks. “We want to celebrate World Teachers’ Day in a big way all across Texas this...

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...

The special education master’s online degree program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville joins the ranks of the nation’s best as it was ranked 24th by Online U in their Most Affordable category. The program, part of the teacher and bi-lingual education department in the College of Education and Human Performance, joins two other online programs at Texas A&M-Kingsville as Most...

KINGSVILLE (February 28, 2020) — The undergraduate teacher preparation program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been given an A rating by the National Council on Teacher Quality’s Teacher Prep Review. In total, 15 traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in Texas earned an A in the 2020 Teacher Prep Review. Texas A&M-Kingsville joins Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University-San Antonio as the only schools in The Texas A&M...

KINGSVILLE (Feb. 25, 2020) — Representatives from the health and kinesiology department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville attended the annual meeting of the Texas Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (Texas ACSM) and brought home their share of awards. Alyssa Fick, a senior exercise science/pre-physical therapy student from Corpus Christi, won the Undergraduate Scholar Award as the top undergraduate exercise science student in Texas. Fick also is the...

KINGSVILLE (October 11, 2019) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be a stop on the 2019 Texas American College of Sports Medicine lecture tour featuring Dr. Bradley Nindl, FACSM. He will be on campus to make his presentation from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Peacock Auditorium, Room 100 of the Biology Earth Sciences building. Nindl is professor and director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory in the department of sports medicine and nutrition at University...

KINGSVILLE (September 6, 2019) — Dr. Ari Sherris, associate professor of bilingual education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was the co-recipient of the 2019 Best Article Award from the International Association of Task-Based Language Teaching. He and co-writer Kate Riestenberg, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bryn Mawr College, won the award for their article Task-Based Teaching of Indigenous Languages: Investment...

KINGSVILLE (August 9, 2019) — Two former faculty members and one current faculty member at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have been honored with professor emeritus status after action taken by the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System. The Professor Emeritus status is an honor...

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