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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...

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...

KINGSVILLE (May 13, 2022) — Graduates from Texas A&M University-Kingsville walked the stage Friday, May 13, in two commencement ceremonies held outdoors at Javelina Stadium. Prospective graduates from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education and Human Performance graduated at 10 a.m. while prospective graduates from The Dick and Mary Lewis College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the College of Business Administration and the Frank H. Dotterweich...

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...

The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering held its annual Senior Design Conference on Friday, April 29 at the University’s Engineering Complex. During the conference, senior engineering students showcased their student capstone projects with judges evaluating the presentations. Dr. Heidi A. Taboada, Dean of the College of Engineering, said 180 students worked for an entire year to complete the 44 projects presented during the event. “These capstones and design...

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today named Dr. Robert H. Vela Jr. as the sole finalist for the position of President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Vela, who is currently President of San Antonio College, is a Javelina alumni, having earned his bachelor’s and graduate degrees from A&M-Kingsville. He was named a Distinguished Alumni of Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2015. He has a lengthy academic career that included leadership roles at...

KINGSVILLE — Texas A&M University-Kingsville hosted a book release event at the John E. Conner Museum on Tuesday, April 26, for university alumna and author Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin, USAF (Ret.), for her release titled Stories from the Front: Pain Betrayal, and Resilience on the MST Battlefield. The event served as the official launch of Firmin’s book tour which will also make a summer stop at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Firmin’s book...

KINGSVILLE — The Agriculture Science department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville hosted its annual Agricultural Mechanics Project Show Tuesday, April 26 on the university campus. The show featured over 80 projects from high school students who displayed their creations along University Boulevard and presented their work to judges.“We have a variety of projects ranging from restored tractors to 30-ft. trailers. We have barbecue pits, we have animal handling systems...

KINGSVILLE (April 22, 2022) — The online MBA program in the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been ranked 65 out of 108 colleges and universities by Fortune. This is the second year Fortune has ranked the nation’s online MBA programs. There are five Texas schools ahead of Texas A&M-Kingsville in the rankings, but Javelina Nation bested four programs in the state including Baylor, University of the Incarnate Word...

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 (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...

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