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KINGSVILLE — The Veterinary Technology Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville held its first Veterinary Science Camp on campus June 7-9. The three-day camp hosted 25 high school students from different areas of Texas including Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston. Christine Hoskinson, Assistant Director for the Veterinary Technology Program, said the camp was held to give high school students interested in veterinary medicine experience in the...

KINGSVILLE (June 8, 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 spring 2021 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...

When COVID-19 became the cause of canceled performances and in-person rehearsals, a Texas A&M University-Kingsville professor saw an opportunity. Dr. Oscar Diaz, professor of Trombone at the School of Music, began bringing others into his virtual classroom with master classes. A master class is a lesson where someone who is an expert at something such as music gives advice to a group of talented students. “When COVID hit, I had more people...

Dr. Rito Silva, a South Texas native and Texas A&M University-Kingsville alumnus, is the new Vice President for Enrollment Services and Student Affairs at the University. Silva has 30 years of experience in higher education, which started at his alma mater. “This has been a remarkable experience to come full circle. Not only did I start my academic career here, I started my professional career here as an Academic Advisor,” Silva said....

KINGSVILLE (June 2, 2021) — Victoria College (VC) and Texas A&M University-Kingsville signed a five-year memorandum of agreement on May 17 to establish a proactive educational partnership by offering students pursuing an engineering degree joint admission and reverse transfer opportunities. Officials from both institutions finalized details on a collaborative effort to provide Victoria College students an opportunity to obtain degrees in mechanical, chemical and...

KINGSVILLE (May 20, 2021) — The Texas Workforce Commission projects the state of Texas will see an increase in tax preparers of over 20 percent through 2026. The occupation of accountants and auditors is expected to increase nearly 19 percent in the same time period. To that end, administrators in the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will begin a new program in the fall 2021 semester geared toward filling the gap. The Texas Higher...

Today, May 12, marks a new era in how Del Mar College (DMC) and Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) are partnered to benefit students attending both institutions. The impact is tremendous with the expansion of educational opportunities for Coastal Bend and South Texas students. Leadership at DMC and TAMUK signed a five-year Memorandum of Agreement, or MOA, that will accomplish three things, including establishing 1) a Joint Admissions Program, 2) Reverse Transfer...

KINGSVILLE — Nearly two dozen Texas A&M-Kingsville Veterinary Technology graduates celebrated their transition from students to veterinary healthcare professionals. They recited the veterinary technician oath and received a pin at one of three separate ceremonies on Friday, May 7, 2021 at the Veterinary Technology facility. Graduates who received a pin include Syerra Montalvo, Sarah Garza, Christian Resendez, Megan Guzman, Gilbert Ramos, Shyana Rodriguez,...

Dr. Adnan Rajib, an assistant professor of environmental engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has received a new $59,681 grant to fund his research on flood hazard predictions. In less than a year, Rajib has secured more than $300,000 of federal and state research grants as the Principal Investigator.With the additional funding, Rajib’s research team will develop new-generation, highly robust computer simulation models capable of predicting flood hazards in one of...

Dr. Steven Lukefahr, a Texas A&M University-Kingsville Regents Professor, has been awarded the Piper Professor Teaching Award for the year 2021.The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, a non-profit, charitable corporation that was organized in 1950, annually honors 10 professors in the state of Texas for superior teaching at the college level. The roster of Piper Professors includes outstanding professors from two and four-year colleges and universities, public and private.In 1994, he joined...

A Texas A&M University-Kingsville jazz ensemble received an award at the annual DownBeat Student Music Awards for the second time. Downbeatmagazine, the world’s leading music publication devoted to Jazz, announced its winners in the 44th annual competition. Jazz Band I was awarded the Outstanding Performance Award in the Graduate College category, where most of the bands have significant percentages of graduate students. “Winning the award two years in a row...

KINGSVILLE (May 7, 2021) — After more than a year with only online, virtual commencement ceremonies, spring 2021 graduates at Texas A&M University-Kingsville were able to walk the stage in person at Javelina Stadium Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. This marks the first time in 20 years that graduation has been celebrated at the historic stadium. The last in-person commencement was fall 2019. Two ceremonies were held Friday. The Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education...

KINGSVILLE (April 28, 2021) —Texas A&I University alumna Dr. Nancy Rabalais was recently elected as one of the newest members of the National Academy of Sciences. The academy recognized Rabalais for her distinguished achievements in original research. Rabalais attended Del Mar College and then transferred to Texas A&I where she studied sea squirts, an invertebrate also called ascidian. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science...

KINGSVILLE — Texas Native Seeds (TNS),a research program of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently received a grant that will fund research to identify planting methods and native seeds sources that could help lower solar operating costs, improve biodiversity including pollinator habitat, improve erosion control and determine if lower ambient temperatures below panels improves project output. The...

KINGSVILLE (April 23, 2021) — Drs. Amit Verma and Reza Nekovei, professors in the electrical engineering and computer science department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, are listening. In a new paper, recently published in the Nature journal, Scientific Reports, Verma and Nekovei say it is now possible to hear electrons as they travel through a device. In their paper, On the feasibility of hearing electrons in a 1D device through emitted phonons, they claim that...

The annual Senior Design Conference of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be available online for a second year. The conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 23, through Blackboard Collaborate. The Senior Design Conference showcases student capstone projects in architectural, chemical, civil, environmental, electrical, mechanical and natural gas engineering. Computer science projects also are...

KINGSVILLE (April 14, 2021) — Alice native Jessica N. Hinojosa has received the 2021 National Master’s Scholar Award from the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). Hinojosa is a graduate student and graduate assistant in the master’s kinesiology program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Hinojosa, who holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M-Kingsville, is the first graduate student to win this award, though Javelina...

After a year of constant cancellations of performances for students and faculty of Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s School of Music, one professor thought of a way to feature the school’s musicians. Dr. Melinda Brou, School of Music Graduate Co-Coordinator and professor of voice and opera, said she noticed other schools had online events to show performances by students and wanted to bring that to Texas A&M-Kingsville. For the month of April,...

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s School of Music Trumpet Ensemble has been named a finalist in the National Trumpet Competition (NTC). Students entered the Virtual Trumpet Ensemble Division by submitting videos of their performances, with the goal of creating both a great performance and a memorable, creative video. The division is open to all levels of college students - undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral. This ensemble had five...

KINGSVILLE (April 8, 2021) — Matthew Almaraz, a junior at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently had the opportunity to participate in the Catto-Lecount Fellows Program for Equity and Inclusion, a virtual meeting provided by Pennsylvania State University. The program exposes students to doctoral study in the discipline of history. A Kingsville native, Almaraz, is majoring in history and English and minoring in philosophy. “Most importantly, I got out of...

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