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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Shae Diehl’s selfless service to fellow veterans at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has earned her the Texas A&M System’s first-ever Student Veteran Excellence Award. Diehl served in the Navy as an aviation boatswains mate handling airmanfor three years. She is now a senior geology major and president of the university’s Student Veterans Association, where she is well-known for working overtime to help connect...

The Texas A&M System condemns all racist behaviors, actions, and comments that tear at the moral fabric of our nation. The System is appalled at the deplorable and egregious acts of brutality by some police officers against African Americans. As the nation grieves, the A&M System is also experiencing sorrow and has devoted its platform to stand up against unjust racial disparities. Based on diversity as a core value of our system, we denounce all forms of violence perpetrated against...

We are mourning with George Floyd’s family, not only because he was one of our own, as a former student of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, but also because his death is truly a national tragedy. It is important we all re-double our efforts to treat everyone, regardless of color, with respect and inclusion in every facet of American life, including our university system. We at The Texas A&M University System are committed to this premise: We are all God’s...

Officials at the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville received permission from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board togive a STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) designation to students in the information systems program. “The STEM designation will provide the skill set relevant to the economic growth of the region, state and country and will increase the overall competitiveness in the...

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Regents on Friday voted to reopen the System’s 11 university campuses for the fall semester, employing a mixture of face-to-face instruction with remote and online learning. They also directed the System’s eight state agencies to be fully operational by the fall. The plan for the academic school year of 2020-2021 is general guidance that universities and agencies can use in tailoring their...

KINGSVILLE (May 15, 2020) — Commencement week at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is normally filled with the hustle and bustle and excitement of one stage in life ending while another begins. But, thanks to COVID-19, nothing is normal. The administration at Texas A&M-Kingsville did not want their graduating seniors to miss the pomp and circumstance that surrounds commencement, so instead of just one special day, they planned a week of activities, all virtual, of...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville and their food service provider, Aramark, will continue to provide a free lunch to students beginning during intersession Saturday, May 16, through Thursday, May 28, and continuing through Tuesday, June 30. The meals are provided on a to-go basis only at the Javelina Dining Hall in order to ensure social distancing. Free lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p,m. Monday through Sunday at the dining hall. Students must show a valid...

Faculty from the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have planned or started research based on the coronavirus COVID-19. Dr. Ruth Chatelain-Jardon, associate professor, and Dr. Jose Daniel, assistant professor, both in themanagement,marketingand information systems department, will look at the moderating effect of technological skill on job demands and employee outcomes.Because of...

The annual Senior Design Conference of the College of Engineering will be available online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the department, 11 of the 17 teams presented their projects on April 24, 2020. The remaining engineering teams will present on Friday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Blackboard Collaborate. The Senior Design Conference showcases student capstone projects in Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Electrical, Mechanical...

KINGSVILLE (April 17, 2020) — Students from the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsvillehave extended their income tax preparation throughFriday,July 15, the new due date for federalincome taxes. Theyoffer free income tax preparationthrough the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA provides free basic income tax preparation for taxpayers with incomes below...

A Texas A&M University-Kingsville alumnus is working on researchthat could lead to therapies to treatCOVID-19. JesusSilvas, who received his master's degree in Biology from A&M-Kingsville, is now a postdoctoral researcher at Georgia State University. According to a news release from the University of Georgia, a multidisciplinary team of six researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences is...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received more than $7 million to help support students impacted by COVID-19 as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. United States Senator John Cornyn announced the funding Tuesday, April 14. Half of the allocation will directly support students who have been affected by the COVID-19 and subsequent disruption to regular university operations by providing emergency...

Two Texas A&M University-Kingsville recreational sportsstudentofficials represented the university at the NationalIntramural and Recreational Sports Association(NIRSA)Championship Series.The invitation from the NIRSA, put Jaime Villarreal and Ruben Mendiola among the top 46 flag football student officials in the nation. Villarreal, a senior, and Mendiola, a fall graduate, each officiated...

The Blazing Sun Independent Film Shorts Festival awarded the Poetic Pearl Award, its highest honor, to seven film shorts. Films were screened March 4 and March 5 at Rio 7 Cinema in Kingsville. Of 16 films chosen by judges, five foreign films and two from the United States received awards. “All the films that we screened at the movie theater received the festival’s Award of Excellence,” said Armando P. Ibanez, founding festival...

Kingsville, Texas — President Mark A. Hussey announced today that Texas A&MUniversity-Kingsvillepresented COVID-19 testing kits to Kleberg County. “Texas A&M University-Kingsville is pleased to be able to provide these much-needed test kits to our community during these challenging times,” said University President Dr. Mark A. Hussey. “As a member of a land grant university system, the ability to provide...

The special education master’s online degree program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville joins the ranks of the nation’s best as it was ranked 24thby Online U in their Most Affordablecategory.The program,part of the teacher and bilingual education department in the College of Education and Human Performance, joins two other onlineprograms at Texas A&M-Kingsville as Most...

KINGSVILLE (February 28, 2020) — The undergraduate teacher preparation program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has been given an A rating by the National Council on Teacher Quality’s Teacher Prep Review. In total, 15 traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in Texas earned an A in the 2020 Teacher Prep Review. Texas A&M-Kingsville joins Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University-San Antonio as the only schools in The Texas A&M...

KINGSVILLE (Feb. 25, 2020) — Representatives from the health and kinesiology department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville attended the annual meeting of the Texas Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (Texas ACSM) and brought home their share of awards. Alyssa Fick, a senior exercise science/pre-physical therapy student from Corpus Christi, won the Undergraduate Scholar Award as the top undergraduate exercise science student in Texas. Fick also is the...

The Nueces Chapter of Society of Professional Engineers named Analyssa Hernandez, an engineering student at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, its Student Engineer of the Year Award. Hernandez, from Corpus Christi, is a first-generation college student and will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and a minor in Mathematics in May 2020. She was recognized for her outstanding achievements in class, internships m undergraduate research activities...

Junior and senior high school students from Corpus Christi and Kingsville listened to motivational speaker and author Sergio Tinoco at H.M. King High School Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Texas A&M University-Kingsville's Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) students learned about Tinoco’s struggles as a young migrant worker and how he strived to get an education. He signed and gave out copies of his book, Proud American: The Migrant,...

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