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KINGSVILLE (December 8, 2023) — Dr. Michael Wang earned his doctoral degree in educational leadership today during commencement ceremonies at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. His hard work paid off in another way, as his dissertation research was chosen for presentation at the prestigious American Educational Research Association conference in Philadelphia in April. His paper Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of MyMathLab in College Algebra will be...

KINGSVILLE (December 8, 2023) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville students walked the stage Friday, Dec. 8, during Winter Commencement at the Steinke Physical Education Center. There were 523 prospective graduates that received degrees in two ceremonies. Students from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Human Performance received their degrees at the 10 a.m. ceremony, followed by the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and...

KINGSVILLE (September 11, 2023) — Dr. Jianhong Jennifer Ren, professor of environmental engineering in the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville was recently awarded $2 million from the National Science Foundation for Graduate STEM Education for Air and Water Resources Solutions in Coastal Communities. This research traineeship award will develop a new graduate training model to educate the next generation of environmental...

KINGSVILLE (August 4, 2023) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville students walked the stage Friday, Aug. 4, during Summer Commencement at the Steinke Physical Education Center. There were 248 prospective graduates that received degrees at the 10 a.m. ceremony. Of the graduates, 125 received bachelor’s degrees, 115 received master’s degrees and eight received doctoral degrees. The student commencement speaker was Ella McMahan from Kingsville,...

KINGSVILLE (May 22, 2023) — Faculty at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have received another grant designed to bring kindergarten through eighth grade science teachers to the university’s campus to do research alongside university faculty and students. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), awarded $500,000 for the project entitled Promote Sustainable Agriculture Concepts in...

KINGSVILLE (March 9, 2023) — Four students from the health and kinesiology department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville were recent winners after presenting research at their respective conferences. Junior EC-12 physical education majors Meagan Cantu, from Corpus Christi, and Aylin Rubio, from Robstown, placed first in the Undergraduate Research Presentation Competition at the 2022 annual convention of the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education,...

KINGSVILLE (February 14, 2023) — Faculty at Texas A&M University-Kingsville are looking for a few good STEM teachers for three-years of summer research opportunities funded with $600,000 in grant money from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Mohammad Motaher Hossain, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, is the principal investigator for the project entitled Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Site: Integrating data-driven Renewable...

KINGSVILLE (February 10, 2023) — Two members of the faculty in the College of Education and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be participating in an upcoming conference for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). Dr. Olivia Panganiban Modesto, associate professor, and Dr. Norma A. Guzman, professor, both in the teacher and bilingual education department, will be serving on advisory boards to which they have been...

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...

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