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KINGSVILLE (January 12, 2021) — 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 2020 semester. In order to qualify for the prestigious President’s List, a student must be enrolled in at least 15 semester hours and have a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn a...

KINGSVILLE (January 11, 2021) —Four retired faculty members are being honored as Professor Emeritus—a designation that recognizes their on-going commitment to scholarship. The 2020 Professors Emeriti are: Fred Bryant, professor and Leroy G. Denman Jr. Endowed Director of Wildlife Research of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI); Tim Fulbright, Regents Professor in the department of rangeland and wildlife sciences and Meadows Professor for Arid...

KINGSVILLE (December 11, 2020) — As COVID-19 continues to impact celebrations and get-togethers, Texas A&M University-Kingsville produced its third virtual commencement as nearly 650 students were prospective fall 2020 graduates. The administration at Texas A&M-Kingsville did not want their graduating seniors to miss the pomp and circumstance that surrounds commencement, so students were honored with a virtual ceremony. The commencement activities can be seen on...

KINGSVILLE (December 9, 2020) — The chemistry department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received funding that helps students with their studies and helps support research in the department. The department has received the Departmental Research grant from The Robert A. Welch Foundation since 1998. And, they just received notice that they will get $150,000 for another three years. Dr. Christine Hahn, chair of chemistry, said the grant helps support students in...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s School of Music is proving a quality education can be affordable. Great Value Colleges, a resource website for students that ranks programs and degree offerings, recently named Texas A&M-Kingsville in the top quarter of the “100 Great Value Colleges for Music Majors.” The article explains many music majors are faced with high tuition and low acceptance rates of major music conservatories without realizing there is a...

Dr. Scott Henke, Regents Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences, presented three new books he wrote to Dr. Mark Hussey, President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Dr. David Hewitt, Leroy G. Denman, Jr. Endowed Director of Wildlife Research and Executive Directorof the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) and Dr. Shad Nelson, Dean of the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources,...

KINGSVILLE (November 24, 2020) — Dr. Jingbo Louise Liu, chemistry professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently was selected as a Fellow of her second and third professional societies. In October, both Vebleo and the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) elected her a Fellow of their respective organizations. Vebleo recognizes veritable leadership in engineering organizations and is a leading global scientific organization working to...

Students and faculty at Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s School of Music are making the best out of obstacles given during the COVID-19 pandemic. About 23 vocalists competed in the Texoma National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Competition in November. Since the competition was held virtually this year, more students than usual were entered. Dr. Melinda Brou, professor of Voice and Opera, said this was the largest number of singers the department has...

A grant from the United States Department of Agriculture will help launch a new program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The grant is a collaboration between the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and theCollege of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Maria E. Velez-Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Biological and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator and director of the project. Dr. Shad Nelson, dean of the College of Agriculture,...

In keeping with its tradition of educational access and opportunity, Texas A&M University-Kingsville has launched the Javelina Opportunity Award, which will cover tuition and fees for a year for new, eligible first-year and transfer students. “For nearly 100 years this institution has changed the lives of our students and their families through educational opportunity,” said Dr. Mark A. Hussey, president of Texas A&M-Kingsville. “We are...

Officials at Texas A&M University-Kingsville are encouraging students to register for the university’s free Campus COVID-19 testing before they go home for Thanksgiving. Students need not return to campus after Thanksgiving as the last few days of classes and finals will be held online. “The Center for Disease Control estimates that 40 percent of people infected with COVID-19 show no symptoms. We encourage our students to sign up for the test. We do not want...

Nov. 13, 2020 (Kingsville, TX) –Donors to Texas A&M University-Kingsville committed more than $11 Million during fiscal year 2020, the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation reported today. These contributions propel the university’s first comprehensive capital campaign – With You. Without Limits. The Campaign for Texas A&M University Kingsville – even further past its $100 Million campaign goal (achieved in December 2019) for...

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas (November 12, 2020) — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has designated 15 faculty members and seven agency service, extension or research professionals within the A&M System as Regents Professors and Regents Fellows for 2019-2020. Joining the ranks of Regents Professors at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is Dr. Susan Roberson, English Professor in the Language and Literature Department. “My first...

Officials with the Office of Veterans Affairs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have announced that they will begin waiving the Application Fee for all veterans beginning in the spring semester. “This will allow our student veterans a worry-free and quicker application process,” said Eloy Gamez, director of the Office of Veterans Affairs. “The transition from military to civilian is one filled with many obstacles. Veterans who are discharging look...

A Texas A&M University-Kingsville art major is creating art that is inspired by his life experiences. Homer Ramirez III, of Bishop, is a junior art student concentrating on ceramic and sculpture. He recently showcased his work at the South Texas Art League and received honorable mention. “I have never entered any of my pieces before into a show until now,” he said. “Having my artwork in the same show with other great local artists is an honor. I have seen...

KINGSVILLE (October 26, 2020) — The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host its annual Economic Forum, but this year’s will be virtual. The 10th annual Economic Forum will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3. This year’s keynote speaker is Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. He will talk about Navigating the Road to Recovery: An Overview of the Fiscal Health of the State and Challenges for Texas...

According to a newly released list by Forbes Media, Texas A&M University-Kingsville is ranked among the top 25 universities in the nation based on alumni ratings. South Texas’ first institution of higher learning ranks 21st on the list and is one of only two Texas universities, included in the rankings, the other institution being Rice University. Topping the list are Princeton University, Yale University, and Massachusetts Institute of...

KINGSVILLE (October 20, 2020) — In lieu of their traditional Breast Cancer Awareness 5K, this year, Student Health and Wellness at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host the Breast Cancer Awareness Parade. This is the 20th year Student Health and Wellness will honor this cause. Check-in for the parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the intramural field parking lot on Avenue B. The parade begins at 10:15 a.m. This event is open to students, faculty, staff...

Dr. Adnan Rajib, a first-year assistant professor of environmental engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has received a $249,968 federal grant from the United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center to fund his research. Rajib will study how natural infrastructures mediate flood hazards and water quality in America’s heart ⎼ the Mississippi River Basin.“The United States like many other parts of the world is under increasing flood...

A team of five Texas A&M University-Kingsville students received awards and placed second at the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) Student Design-Build Competition. The Institute of Architectural Engineering Heritage team included Jacquelyne Garcia Torres, Architectural Engineering sophomore; John Ruiz, Mechanical Engineering junior; Maria Garcia Torres, Architectural Engineering senior, Richard J. Rowland IV, Architectural Engineering senior and the team...

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