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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...

KINGSVILLE (July 24, 2020) — Emeka Obi has done something no other student at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has done. The sophomore from Lago, Nigeria received the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Honor Society for First-Year Success. Obi is an electrical engineering major with minors in math and computer science at Texas A&M-Kingsville. “To be the first Texas A&M-Kingsville student to receive this scholarship is...

KINGSVILLE (July 24, 2020) — Dr. Fernando Hernandez, assistant professor in the teacher and bilingual education department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was recently honored with membership in two reading associations. First, Hernandez was accepted into the Reading Academies Pilot where he would participate in and provide feedback on draft Reading Academies modules prior to full implementation. The program is part of the Texas Education...

Dr. Richard Miller, a Texas A&M University-Kingsville psychology professor, was one of only ten professors across Texas who was selected as a Piper Professor. The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, a non-profit, charitable corporation that was organized in 1950, annually awards professors for superior teaching at the college level. Selections are made on the basis of nominations submitted by each college or university in Texas, the website states. "To be Texas...

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Students, faculty and staff at all 11 Texas A&M System universities across the state will soon have quick and easy access to free testing for COVID-19. “Ensuring the health and safety of our students is our top priority,” said John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. “Facilitating increased accessibility and availability of COVID-19 testing will help us mitigate the spread and help to protect...

Texas A&M University-Kingsville's Wind Symphony has placed second in one of the nation's most prestigious performing arts competitions - The American Prize.The ensemble, which is comprised of about 50 students, is led by Dr. Scott Anthony Jones, Director of Bands.The Wind Symphony was one of seven ensembles to make the university division list earlier this year. The ensemble is the premiere concert band at A&M-Kingsville and serves the region through concert tours, clinics and its...

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a grant to aTexas A&M University-Kingsville assistantprofessor for a joint replacement improvement project. The project titled“Improving the Long-term Mechanical and Tribological Performances of Polymers for Total Joint Replacement Applications” was awarded$291,500. Tribology is the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It includes the study and...

KINGSVILLE (July 3, 2020) — The Javelina Alumni Association at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has announced the recipients of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Awards, as well as the recipient of the Rising Star Award. As the association’s most prestigious honor, Distinguished Alumni is awarded only to alumni of the university who have had abundant success professionally and personally, through which they have positively represented and brought honor to Texas...

KINGSVILLE (July 2, 2020) — The Golden Key chapter at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is one of only 24 chapters worldwide, to receive the Key Chapter Award for 2020. There are over 400 chapters around the world. The chapter featured a presentation, entitled Be an Agent of Change, that showcased four events and a highlighted event all done in the 2019-20 academic year. They featured two chapter alumni who used social media to...

Officials at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have announced they willmake optionalthe requirement of First-time in College (FTIC) applicants to provide SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission for the spring, summer and fall sessions in 2021. “Due to COVID-19, there has been uncertainty about whether the ACT and SAT tests will be consistently accessible to all prospective students.As such, Texas A&M...

KINGSVILLE (June 19, 2020) — 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 2020 semester. In Spring 2020, all classes moved online in March, as a response to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Students were allowed select whether they wished to earn a Satisfactory vs Unsatisfactory grade, which would not impact GPA, but from which they could...

Dr. Weimin Xi,associate professorand senior ecologistin the biological and health sciences department, is working on two studies thathe hopes will helpbetterunderstand wildfires and how people canprevent thedevastationassociated with them.His projects were funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service for a total of nearly...

New Fund’s Goal: ‘Make the A&M System Look Like Texas’ COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents created a special $100 million scholarship fund with the goal of making the A&M System’s 11 universities better reflect the state’s demographics. The scholarship program is to address diversity issues as well as concerns of students who are first-generation and/or from low-income families in the...

George Floyd was laid to rest this week, and at his service, many friends and family recalled how George often said he wanted to “change the world”. As we reflect on the calls for justice and equality that have followed his death, it is clear that George is, in fact, helping to change the world by sparking action and long overdue dialogue. I want to assure our community that we have heard these calls and stand united with all those seeking an end to racism in all...

A Message From President Mark A. Hussey Nearly two weeks ago, the nation witnessed the tragic death of George Floyd.Mr. Floyd attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He was a Javelina. Given how Mr. Floyd’s death has touched our community, this state and nation, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp has authorized System universities and agency heads to release any member of the faculty, staff or students on Monday, June 8, in observance of...

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...

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