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KINGSVILLE (January 26, 2023) — Students from the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will offer free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Taxpayers may choose to go entirely virtual, use curbside drop-off or in-person preparation in room 107 of the university’s Business Administration Building. “We are still doing taxes 100 percent for free for taxpayers with under $66,000...

KINGSVILLE (January 19, 2023) — 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 fall 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. The Dean’s List requires a grade point average of 3.65 on all...

KINGSVILLE (January 13, 2023) — It’s time to listen to some cool jazz tunes from your music collection. Who do you choose? Why the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Trumpet Studio and their new album Out of the Blue of course! A nine-member trumpet ensemble, all with experience on the university’s Jazz Band, were chosen to perform on this four-song EP that is available on all of the major streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify,...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host actor, comedian and content creator Josh Peck on Tuesday, Jan. 24 as part of the university’s lectureship series. The event will take place in the campus’ Jones Auditorium at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited with doors opening for student entry at 6:15 p.m. Community entry will start at 6:30 p.m. Peck is best known for his work on the Nickelodeon television series “Drake and...

KINGSVILLE (January 5, 2023) — Dr. Dolores Guerrero, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville was recently appointed president of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). “The opportunity to serve as president for CCAS provides a level of recognition for our university at a national and international level, invaluable networking with deans across diverse institutions and opportunities for ongoing professional...

KINGSVILLE (December 20, 2022) — Two students from the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently attended the Texas FFA Foundation Legislative LEAD program where they learned best practices to be effective in the legislative process as representatives of agriculture science teachers. Those chosen to go were Amberly Zaragoza, an animal science graduate and graduate student in plant and...

KINGSVILLE (December 15, 2022) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received a $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities. Dr. E. Ann Staiger, an assistant professor in animal science with a focus on genetics, will serve as the principal investigator for the project titled “Permanently Reshaping the National Beef Herd through Grassroots Genetic Selection for Climate-Smart...

KINGSVILLE (December 14, 2022) — A graduate student at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently received a $3,000 Career Development Grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The recipient, Vanessa Muniz, is currently pursuing her master’s degree in social work and expected to graduate in May 2023. Muniz said the grant will go towards her tuition and research. The overall focus of her research has been mental healthcare and...

KINGSVILLE (December 9, 2022) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville students walked the stage Friday, Dec. 9, during Winter Commencement at the Steinke Physical Education Center. There were 576 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...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville senior and McNair scholar Brissa Acevedo was honored for her presentation at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Anaheim, Calif. Acevedo, who is studying chemical engineering, presented her research, “The Future of Biodiesel & Wastewater Treatment,” during the conference held Nov. 9-12. “Based on my research, I was able to conclude that microalgae have the potential to be a good...

KINGSVILLE (November 29, 2022) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s campus and surrounding communities joined in celebrating the official installation of Dr. Robert H. Vela Jr. as the 22nd President of the university on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Vela has been in the role since June. Speaking from a stage in front of the university’s College Hall and iconic clock tower, Vela said, “For generations of South Texans, this tower has reflected...

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 (November 17, 2022) — The Texas A&M System Board of Regents approved the formation of the Mexican American Studies Institute (MASI) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. MASI will be under the direction of Dr. Alberto Rodriguez, associate professor of history. “The Mexican American Studies Institute was established to honor and showcase the legacy of Mexican Americans in the Coastal Bend, South Texas and the Borderlands...

Texas A&M University System Regents named Dr. Bart Ballard, professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, a Regents Professor for 2022-2023. “I am honored and humbled to receive such a prestigious award and be included in the group of past recipients,” Ballard said. “It is fulfilling to know that my teaching, research, and service have been acknowledged with such accolades.” Ballard is the department chair of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences in...

KINGSVILLE (August 29, 2022) — Students from nearly 25 area middle and junior high schools will be on the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region Choir clinic and concert on Friday, Nov. 11. Students who participate in the region choir have been invited by competitive audition. The top students from each section were chosen to be a part of the choir that will be rehearsing and performing a concert on Friday evening in the...

KINGSVILLE (November 7, 2022) — Dr. Mike Tewes, Regents Professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been researching the endangered ocelot for more than 35 years. This week at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, many of his findings will go worldwide when the PBS television show Nature premiers the documentary, American Ocelot. Locally, American Ocelot will appear on KEDT-TV. In addition to public television, American Ocelot will be available to stream on...

KINGSVILLE (November 7, 2022) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville was named a Top Performer in Social Mobility, as determined by U.S. News and World Report. The publication ranked the university among the top 10 public universities in Texas to make the list’s Top 100. The university ranked #75 in the nation. The social mobility designation factors in the number of Pell grant-awarded students a school enrolls and how many of those students then graduate...

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 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded six grants totaling $2,486,076 for Texas A&M University-Kingsville research projects, representing several of the engineering disciplines offered by the university. The awards were announced this fall and posted on the foundation’s website. The grants were awarded to faculty from the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering. Dr. Heidi A. Taboada, Dean of the College of...

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