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KINGSVILLE (September 30, 2022) — The U.S. Department of Defense announced the appointment of 20 members to the inaugural Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODAI) on Sept. 19. Among the private and public sector leaders selected to serve on the committee is Texas A&M University-Kingsville alum, Colonel (Ret.) Lisa Carrington Firmin ‘79. Chaired by General (Ret.) Lester Lyles, the committee’s collective purpose is to provide Secretary of...

KINGSVILLE (September 23, 2022) — Dr. Brian Robinson, associate professor of philosophy at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, is the principal investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation worth nearly $573,000. The project, Investigating the Philosophical Commitments of University Scientists across Disciplines, will look at philosophical views on the nature and practice of science as others in the same scientific...

The director of the National Natural Toxins Research Center (NNTRC) was featured on a recent podcast episode of “Wonder with the Witte” hosted by San Antonio’s Witte Museum. The bonus episode, “A visit to the National Natural Toxins Research Center,” debuted on August 25, 2022, and is available on the museum’s website and various podcasting platforms. Dr. Elda Sánchez, Director of the NNTRC and a professor in the Department...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Office of Student Access has received a new $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish a Veterans Upward Bound program at the university. This grant is part of over $5.8 million in grants awarded to Texas A&M-Kingsville by the Department of Education that will further bolster the programming the Office of Student Access provides at the university. The Veterans Upward Bound program was developed to help assist...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville celebrated a new partnership with the Coastal Bend Food Bank with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at the university’s Javelina Care Closet, a food assistance pantry located on the university campus. With the food bank’s support, the Javelina Care Closet will be able to provide additional food support and resources for students facing issues of food insecurity. “One of the things we say at the Coastal Bend...

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, which seeks to ensure student success through high-quality instruction. Faculty who completed the year-long course and earned the certificate in "Effective Teaching Practices" were honored with a reception and award ceremony on Aug. 29 in the Memorial Student Union Building. Each faculty member...

KINGSVILLE — Texas A&M University-Kingsville sits at the top of a ranking list of 2022 Best Value Agribusiness Schools in Texas according to CollegeFactual.com. College Factual is a website created to help students discover a college and career they love without debt holding them back, its website states. The ranking included only eight universities across Texas. College Factual states the rankings are determined by looking at factors such as the cost to attend the school after...

KINGSVILLE, TEXAS — Thanks to a generous gift from Bobby and Sherri Patton, the Patton Center for Deer Research (PCDR) has been established at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute(CKWRI). Patton, an avid outdoorsman and dedicated conservationist created the Patton Center for Deer Research that will strengthen wildlife research education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville through the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. Patton has previously...

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 (August 12, 2022) — The Texas tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri) is the smallest tortoise species in North America. As a species, the Texas tortoise is considered threatened. Research scientists and graduate students at Texas A&M University-Kingsville are working to help the small tortoises by translocating about 60 from their home in the Rio Grande Valley. To help with the project, Next Decade LNG (liquefied natural gas) from Brownsville, has presented the university...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been awarded over $1.3 million as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s continued recovery efforts to help university students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is made possible through Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF), part of the Supplemental Support under the American Rescue Plan (SSARP). Texas A&M-Kingsville was the only public four-year university in the state of Texas to be awarded in the final round...

KINGSVILLE (August 5, 2022) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville students walked the stage Friday, Aug. 5, during Summer Commencement at the Steinke Physical Education Center. There were 274 prospective graduates that received degrees in two ceremonies. Students from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering received their degrees at the 10 a.m. ceremony, followed by the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and...

KINGSVILLE (June 8, 2022) — 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 2022 semester. The President’s List requires a grade point average of 4.00 on all work attempted for a particular semester, with a minimum of 15 semester undergraduate hours completed, exclusive of credit only (CR) courses. The Dean’s List requires...

The Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville hosted 20 high school students for a 3-day Texas 4-H Veterinary Science Camp, June 6-8 on the University’s campus. The camp was one of seven overnight camps in veterinary science that will be held across the state and in New Mexico over the summer in conjunction with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension as part of their Veterinary Science Certificate Program (VSCP). Department staff...

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....

The Texas A&M University System’s Board of Regents will not increase tuition for Fall 2022, Chairman of the Board Tim Leach said today. “The Board is very focused on making a college education affordable for all Texans and pledges to make accessibility and fairness our highest priority,” Chairman Leach said. The decision impacts all 11 universities in the Texas A&M System, including Texas A&M University-Kingsville. “We recognize there is...

KINGSVILLE (June 1, 2022) — The College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will offer an opportunity for high school students to ignite their entrepreneurship mindset and showcase their creativity in the first Javelina Launch, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in room 100 of the Business Administration Building, 1115 N. University Boulevard. Javelina Launch is a free event geared for high school students interested in starting a...

KINGSVILLE (May 23, 2022) — The Institute for Citizens and Scholars has named Dr. Liliana Rodriguez, assistant professor of sociology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, as one of 28 new Career Enhancement Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. The Career Enhancement Fellowship is funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by Citizens and Scholars. It seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior and other faculty members in the humanities, social...

KINGSVILLE — When it comes to starting salaries for graduates, Texas A&M University-Kingsville is ranked seventh in the state among public universities. PayScale’s College Salary Report ranks Texas colleges by alumni salary earnings. This list includes salary data for alumni whose highest degree was a bachelor’s degree. The list recognized Texas A&M University-Kingsville as an engineering and research state university with about 40...

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today confirmed Dr. Robert H. Vela Jr. as the next president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Vela begins his new role on June 15, 2022. Vela is a 1994 graduate of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a holder of two graduate degrees from this institution. He was named a Distinguished Alumni of Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2015. He is coming from San Antonio College, where as President he led the school to the 2021 Aspen...

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