Proclamation signed declaring Feb. 23 "UTPA Day" at McAllen museum
Contact: Scott Maier, Senior Editor 381-3639
Posted: 02/06/2002
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The University of Texas-Pan American is building success by helping the McAllen International Museum better serve children.

UTPA President Dr. Miguel A. Nevárez recently signed a proclamation declaring Feb. 23 "UTPA Day" at the McAllen International Museum. From left, back row, Jim Langabeer, vice president for Business Affairs; David Girualt, Museum board president; Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, provost/vice president for Academic Affairs; Dr. John Edwards, vice president for Enrollment and Student Services; and Roland S. Arriola, vice president for External Affairs. Front row, John R. Mueller, Museum director; and Nevárez.

Joined by University administrators and Museum officials, UTPA President Dr. Miguel A. Nevárez signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, Feb. 23 "UTPA Day," during the "Big Build" - a week designated for volunteer work on the Discovery Pavilion expansion at the Museum.

"University attendance really begins in childhood," Nevárez said. "And the museum is doing great work in fostering creative and critical thinking skills that will help children succeed in higher education. "

University administrators, staff, faculty and students will volunteer to help complete the project during UTPA Day.

"We've had a strong relationship with UT Pan American for some time," said John R. Mueller, McAllen International Museum director. "We're very delighted that UT Pan Am will help us do something unique."

In addition to the manual labor, the University has been involved, through class projects, in designing some of the exhibits which will be on display in the Pavilion.

For more information, contact Felipe Salinas, UTPA director of special programs, at 956/381-2522 or the McAllen International Museum at 956/682-1564.