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May 2017

Featured (L-R): Dr. Heidi Anderson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Dr. Steven Tallant, President, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Dr. Hector Gonzales, President, Southwest Texas Junior College; Dr. Mark Underwood, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Southwest Texas Junior College The Presidents of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Southwest Texas Junior College met in Kingsville May 1 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding...Read more  

Graduating students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville who purchased an official school ring received them during one of two special ceremonies held Sunday, April 23. Graduates and alumni are able to purchase an official Texas A&M-Kingsville ring. Students have made the ring purchase and ceremony an annual tradition of the university. A committee of students, staff, alumni and faculty selected a company to design the ring. Its symbols reflect the university’s history and...Read more  

More than 1,300 prospective graduates crossed the stage to receive their degrees during four commencement ceremonies held at the Steinke Physical Education Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Friday and Saturday, May 12-13. Two ceremonies were held Friday and two were held Saturday. The graduates from the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences and the College of Education and Human Performance crossed the stage at 10 a.m. Friday. The...Read more  

Dr. Shad D. Nelson has been selected as the sole finalist for the position of Dean for the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  His appointment is pending approval from the Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System.  Nelson has served as the interim dean of the college since 2016. He also is a professor of plant and soil sciences. Nelson has been a faculty member with Texas...Read more  

Dr. Michelle Duran, director of distance learning and instructional technology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has received a prestigious International Distance Learning Award from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). Duran received the Outstanding Leadership Award in online technology for higher education. In addition, she was elected to the USDLA Board of Directors. The international awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the...Read more  

Jeffery L. McLain, CFRE, has joined the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation to serve as its Senior Director of Gift Planning.  McLain most recently served as Vice President for Development at Kent State University in Ohio. During his time at Kent State, he was responsible for the fundraising, alumni relations and Kent State Foundation functions, including the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. He steered the early stages of a campaign feasibility and...Read more  

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