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UTPA second nationally in bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics
The University of Texas-Pan American ranks second in the 100 best U.S. colleges for Hispanics – based on the number of bachelor degrees awarded.


Don’t fear failure or success, TV anchorman tells graduates at UTPA commencement
Today's graduates have a world of opportunities before them and should not be afraid to take risks, said KRGV-TV anchorman Rick Diaz during commencement ceremonies May 13 at The University of Texas-Pan American.


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Hernandez sinks hole -in-one for $10,000
Michael Hernandez, playing for the first time in the annual UTPA Foundation Golf Tournament, shot a hole-in-one that turned into a $10,000 check.

Nearly 900 UTPA students graduate at four commencements
Commencement ceremonies Saturday at The University of Texas-Pan American brought out a wide range of emotions in students, from joy for academic achievement and success to sadness in leaving behind friends and the University.


Tejano star Robert Pulido sponsors scholarship concert
Local Tejano singing sensation Roberto Pulido performed May 11 before a large audience at the Edinburg City Auditorium for a scholarship fund-raising concert benefiting The University of Texas-Pan American.


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UTPA announces hiring of Karin Nicholls as head women's basketball coach
Karin Nicholls has been hired as the new head women's basketball coach for The University of Texas-Pan American, Athletics Director William Weidner said Wednesday.


May '00
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UT Pan American approved for graduate program in engineering
The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved courses leading to a master of science degree in mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineering at UT Pan American during its meeting in Austin last week.


UT System approves plan, funding for new UTPA entryway
The University of Texas System Board of Regents recently approved $3.3 million for the construction of a new visitor center and main entrance for The University of Texas-Pan American.


May '00
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World of opportunities awaits UTPA graduates, Clinton official says at Saturday commencement
Speaking Spanish, being American and growing up in a multicultural environment gives Valley graduates an edge in the global marketplace, said the head of an $18 billion government agency during commencement ceremonies Saturday at The University of Texas-Pan American.


May '00
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UTPA to graduate first class of physician MBAs Saturday
Dr. John Howe is among a growing group of physicians who realize that it takes more than being a good doctor to run a successful practice. He is among 21 Valley doctors in the first graduating class of the Masters in Business Administration for physicians program.


First master of criminal justice students to graduate Saturday
The first graduates of the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at The University of Texas-Pan American will participate in commencement ceremonies Saturday in the UTPA Fieldhouse.


UTPA's Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers donate $1,700 for flood disaster relief
The University of Texas-Pan American Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) recently donated more than $1,700 to the American Red Cross to aid in relief efforts for the Venezuelan flood disaster last December.


May '00
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Rylander, Muñoz, Diaz to speak at Saturday commencement
More than 1,000 graduates are expected to march in four commencement ceremonies Saturday at The University of Texas-Pan American Fieldhouse, including the first graduates for master of science degrees in social work and criminal justice and master of business administration degrees for physicians.


May '00
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Congressman Hinojosa learn about UTPA's involvement in CBIRD strategic business program
William Daley, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Congressman Rubén Hinojosa learned Friday how the Rio Grande Valley will become the next high-tech corridor thanks to a joint effort by The University of Texas-Pan American and the Cross Border Institute for Regional Development (CBIRD).


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Tamaulipas governor promotes partnership with Texas
A regional partnership between the Mexican state of Tamaulipas and Texas will have a powerful impact on international trade and tourism, said Tomás Yarrington, governor of Tamaulipas, during a visit Thursday to The University of Texas-Pan American.


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Tamaulipas governor to sign cooperative agreement in Edinburg Thursday
The constitutional governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Tomás Yarrington, and mayors from U.S. and Mexico border cities are expected to sign a cooperative agreement dealing with commerce, industry and tourism Thursday at The University of Texas-Pan American.