But the story of David Moreno, a one-time undocumented immigrant who became a top student, a premier trumpeter, and a member of The University of Texas-Pan American's award-winning Mariachi group is one that the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) wanted to tell.
On Jan. 24, The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honored Bautista with its Nurse Practitioner of the Year award.
I have some exciting news to share with you – news that will move us closer towards our goal of positively transforming the Rio Grande Valley.
And on Nov. 28, The University of Texas-Pan American, along with The UT System and UT Brownsville, brought together representatives of public and private health care organizations, nonprofit groups, educators and others with a vested interest in diminishing the health care disparities in the Rio Grande Valley for its third UT VistaSummit.
Juan Enriquez hopes the research he has conducted as an undergraduate student at The University of Texas-Pan American can help prevent that kind of damage here in the Rio Grande Valley.
The finalists, two science and two math teachers, were chosen out of 20 candidates.
King’s achievements at UTPA, as well as at other Division I institutions as an administrator, have garnered him more prestige: co-editor and chapter writer of a textbook on college athletics.
He told more than 700 bachelor's, master's and doctoral graduates at two commencement ceremonies Aug. 18 that he emulated singer Johnny Cash, who said he wore black for all those in poverty, who had been abused, had died in wars or for those who had been murdered or in prison.
This year, however, the COECS added an extra challenge for a group of mechanical engineering students: their project would be to design a product for a real-life client.
Now poised to graduate on Saturday, Aug. 18, Hernandez said UT Pan American helped her come out of her shell and discover her love of marine biology
But when his daughter Daniela was diagnosed with having hyperlexia -- a condition in which people have difficulty speaking or understanding spoken language -- his hopes were almost shattered.
Those hopes were restored when Daniela began receiving speech therapy from The University of Texas-Pan American's Speech and Hearing Center housed in the College of Health Sciences and Human Services (CHSHS).
"Let me thank the previous two recipients for not returning their awards in protest," he said.