Jun '99
UTPA Upward Bound Program offers a boost for local high school students
EDINBURG -— While some high school students may still be trying to figure the ins and outs of high school, 16-year-old Jacklyn McJunkin of Mission is already preparing herself for college through the UTPA Upward Bound Program.

Jun '99
UTPA Rehabilitative Service Program inviting applications for scholarships
The Rehabilitative Services Program at The University of Texas-Pan American is inviting scholarship applications from students interested in pursuing a master of science in rehabilitation counseling.

Jun '99
Rio Grande Valley students get a head start with Prefreshman Engineering Program at UTPA
While some students might be spending their summer days building sand castles on the beach, sleeping in late or maybe just playing a game or two of baseball, 15-year-old Viviana Cortez of PSJA Memorial High School, chose to spend her summer submerged in science at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Jun '99
UT Pan American High School Equivalency Program accepting applications for August program
The University of Texas-Pan American High School Equivalency Program is currently accepting applicants interested in completing their high school education.

Summer enrollment at UTPA shows increase
Headcount enrollment at The University of Texas-Pan American for the first summer session increased by 3.46 percent over last year, according to unofficial counts tallied June 9.

UTPA receives $750,000 grant from state agency for Internet, distance learning upgrades
The University of Texas-Pan American has received a three-quarter of a million dollar Higher Education Technology Advancement Grant from the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board, a state agency in Austin.

Dr. Dahlia Guerra new Department of Music chair at UTPA
Dr. Dahlia Guerra, director and founder of The University of Texas-Pan American’s award-winning Mariachi, began her tenure as the new chair of the UTPA Department of Music on June 1.

UTPA’s Dietetics Program reaccredited for next 10 years
The Coordinated Program in Dietetics at The University of Texas-Pan American has received continued full accreditation for another 10 years by the American Dietetic Association’s Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education (CAADE).

Jun '99
Ten UTPA students sign contracts with UTMB-Galveston for early admission program to medical school
Ten students at The University of Texas-Pan American — five beginning freshmen and five students who will be juniors this fall — were the first to sign contracts guaranteeing early admission at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston at a ceremony in May.

McAllen school teachers take a lesson in physics at UT Pan American
Fifteen McAllen elementary and middle school teachers are hoping to pick up a lesson or two about physics as they participate in the Physics for Teachers Program this summer at The University of Texas-Pan American.

New UTPA survey center to probe Rio Grande Valley concerns and issues
The University of Texas-Pan American has recently developed a new research survey center designed to study and report on local issues and concerns of the Rio Grande Valley.