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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...

A planning grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) could result in a new research center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The $40,000 grant will plan for the creation of an Advanced Extra-Planetary Remote Sensing Center, a collaborative center to implement an innovative vertical integration of research and education to create pathways for minority students from high school to graduate school and beyond. According to the NASA website, the project will support...

A Texas A&M University-Kingsville student who was recently recognized for her service to fellow veterans on campus, will speak at the annual Texas Veteran Higher Education Symposium on Oct. 14. Shae Diehl received the Texas A&M System’s Student Veteran Excellence Award in May 2020. She is currently a senior geology major and the president of the university’s Student Veterans Association, where she is well-known for working overtime to help connect veterans to the...

Renowned South Texas Chicana artist Santa Barraza and civil rights activist and communitarian Mike Lopez will be honored at Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s annual Tejano Heritage Awards Ceremony, Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Memorial Student Union Building on campus. At 2 p.m., Texas A&M-Kingsville President Mark Hussey will present the awards during a virtual ceremony and a reception will follow.The link for the presentation is:...

Armando P. Ibanez, Director of Radio, Television and Film at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, is one of 12 film directors selected to participate in a series of 10 workshops alongside Hollywood directors. The series which will be held via Zoom, is entitled Directors Class, to be led by two noted directors and former instructors at The American Film Institute, Gloria Gifford and Brian Dannelly. Dannelly served as executive producer and director in a number of television series, including...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is listed among other top-rated schools when it comes to music. Downbeat magazine, a music publication devoted to Jazz, included the School of Music in its Student Music Guide: Where to Study Jazz 2021. The university is the only Bachelor of Music degree in Performance with an Emphasis in Jazz Studies in South Texas, south of San Antonio. “Many high schools in South Texas have jazz programs to include big bands and combos,” said Dr. Paul...

Nicholas Bishop, a Texas A&M University-Kingsville graduate student, was awarded a Texas Space Grant Consortium Fellowship from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) . Texas Space Grant Consortium Fellowships have been established to encourage graduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, NASA’s website states. Each award of $5,000 is good for one year and will supplement half-time graduate support or fellowship...

B.S. in Agribusiness offered in Bryan at RELLIS Campus Texas A&M University-Kingsville has joined other universities in the Texas A&M-System by offering degree programs in Bryan, Texas at the RELLIS campus. This year, A&M-Kingsville is excited to offer a new program there, a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness. This Bachelor of Science degree program will provide a major in Agribusiness with applied educational training emphasized in courses such as: agribusiness management, food...

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Blue lights will shine bright on Texas A&M University System campuses across Texas on Monday in recognition of World Teachers’ Day. The 11 universities in the A&M System, the RELLIS Campus in Bryan and the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center Dallas campus will illuminate a total of 30 iconic buildings and landmarks. “We want to celebrate World Teachers’ Day in a big way all across Texas this...

KINGSVILLE (September 22, 2020) — The Office of Student Access at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received just over $3 million in U.S. Department of Education grant money for the Student Support Services (SSS) programs. The SSS program received more than $1.7 million while the SSS STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program received over $1.3 million, each divided into payments over the next five years. Both programs already assist Texas...

Two institutions dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of natural resources will present a free virtual wildlife and ranching symposium titled “The Future of the Wildlife Enterprise: Applying New Knowledge and Tools” on October 29-30, 2020. The King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management’s (KRIRM) 17th Annual HOLT CAT® Symposium on Excellence in Ranch Management will be held virtually in partnership with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received a planning grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to improve participation in engineering. NASA awarded 14 planning grants to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) through its Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), part of the agency's Office of STEM Engagement, a news release states. The grants are part of a phased partnership effort with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NASA...

The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 for water treatment research to Dr. Lucy Mar Camacho, a Texas A&M University-Kingsville associate professor of Environmental Engineering. The grant will fund the research project “Collaborative Research: Dry-Wet Phase Inversion Pathway of Graphene Oxide (GO)-Based Mixed-Matrix Membranes for Mineral Ions Separation by Membrane Distillation.” Membrane distillation is an energy-efficient alternative to...

Armando P. Ibanez, Assistant Professor and Director of Radio, Television and Film at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was nominated and elected to the Board of the Mexican American Art and Culture Institute. The board was founded in 2019 with a goal to create a vast industry of film production in San Antonio. “I am honored, excited and looking forward to working with the board, as movies teach us so much, especially about our humanity,” said Ibanez, winner of 27 film...

By Jeff McLain Office of Alumni Services and Giving KINGSVILLE (August 11, 2020) - The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame Award. The Javelina Engineering Hall of Fame recognizes graduates of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering who have made a significant impact in the field of engineering. The Hall of Fame designation is presented to alumni who...

KINGSVILLE (August 7, 2020) — As COVID-19 continues to play havoc with celebrations and get-togethers, Texas A&M University-Kingsville has produced its second virtual commencement as over 300 students were prospective summer 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...

PayScale’s College Salary Report ranked Texas A&M University-Kingsville among a list of top colleges in the state based on alumni salaries. Texas A&M-Kingsville, recognized as an engineering and research state university, ranked number 20 out of 80 on the list for 2019 which included both public and private colleges. This list includes salary data for alumni whose highest degree was a bachelor’s degree. According to the data collected, A&M-Kingsville was at the...

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