Mar '03
UTPA students take part in César Chávez Day Celebration
More than 200 Rio Grande Valley migrant and farm worker students, families, officials and Kerry Kennedy Cuomo – the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy – marched down University Drive early Saturday morning, March 29, and chanted “Si Se Puede” – “Yes You Can” to observe and celebrate César Chávez Day.

Mar '03
Free will seminar held at UTPA
UTPA Foundation board member holds free will seminar for faculty and staff.

Mar '03
National Farm Worker Awareness Week March 28-April 4
The University of Texas-Pan American Association of Migrant Students (AMS), the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) will celebrate National Farm Worker Awareness Week, March 28-April 4.

Angel Investor Program provides scholarships to 12 UTPA employees
The University of Texas-Pan American Angel Investor Program has once again helped University staff employees continue their education through student scholarships. This year, UT Pan American has awarded scholarships to 12 staff members.

Mar '03
Nine Valley schools will be honored at “Evening of Excellence”
The University of Texas-Pan American will honor nine Rio Grande Valley schools Thursday, April 3 for being recognized by the state’s top education reform leaders – the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) and Just for the Kids Program (JFTK) – as being the best of the best.

Mar '03
UTPA Readies for Annual Staff Awards
The Annual Staff/Employee Awards Ceremony is set for April 3, with a systems analyst, a special events director, campus police officers and a grounds maintenance employee among the top honorees for 2002.

Mar '03
UTPA Professor serves 43 years in local organization
Professor of modern languages and literature at The University of Texas-Pan American, Dr. Sylvia Dominguez, was honored at a luncheon Wednesday, March 19, for 43 years of active membership in the Pan American Round Table of Edinburg – a women’s organization committed to promoting friendship and knowledge of the Western hemisphere.

Mar '03
Dr. Michael Parenti, noted Political Scientist and author, to speak at UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American welcomes Dr. Michael Parenti, noted author and speaker.

Mar '03
Governor Rick Perry and Merkafon Teleperformance come to Edinburg
During a visit to The University of Texas-Pan American, Texas Governor Rick Perry and Edinburg City Mayor Joe Ochoa, announced the opening of a new teleservices company that will bring more than 500 new jobs and an economic impact of $17.3 million to the area.

Mar '03
Xerox donates $11, 500 to the University
Xerox donates $11, 500 to the University for student scholarships and enrichment programs.

Mar '03
Blockbuster and UTPA partner for third annual "Book for a Buck"
The University of Texas-Pan American and Blockbuster have partnered again for the third annual "Book for a Buck" coupon book sale.

UTPA political science professor speaks out on war in Iraq
It was standing room only at a lecture entitled "The Case Against Invading Iraq", led by Dr. Samuel Freeman, a political science professor at The University of Texas Pan American Thursday, March 6.

Student Financial Services receives $20,000 for scholarships
The UTPA Student Financial Services recently received a $20,000 gift from the Greater Texas Foundation for student scholarships.

Mar '03
More than 900 Valley students attend annual Financial Aid Fair
More than 900 Rio Grande Valley students and parents took advantage of the free financial assistance and information provided at The University of Texas-Pan American’s 11th Annual Financial Aid Fair Thursday, March 6 at the Student Union.

Mar '03
Youngest crowd visits the UT Pan American campus
Almost 120 three, four and five year-olds from the Edcouch-Elsa Early Childhood Development Center where among the youngest students to visit The University of Texas-Pan American recently.

30th annual Career Day and federal agency panel held at UTPA
Offering approximately 65 governmental agencies, corporations, school districts, military services and other entities, the 30th annual Career Day, held at The University of Texas-Pan American campus, attracted more than 2,000 students who learned about job opportunities, internship availability and other important information concerning career choices and achievementsTuesday, March 4.

Mar '03
UTPA HUB Vendor Furniture Show
The Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Program Office in conjunction with the Purchasing Department hosted the UTPA HUB Vendor Furniture Show March 4 at the UTPA Ballroom. The forum gave all faculty and staff the opportunity to meet some of our local area minority and women-owned businesses.

Mar '03
NAITCP to set up satellite office at UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American will open a research office for the North American International Trade Corridor Partnership (NAITCP) to be set up at the International Trade and Technology building on campus.

Hinojosa speaks on education at UTPA
There is some good and bad news in education according to U.S. Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, who spoke before Region One Education Service Center officials and area school representatives Friday Feb. 28 at The University of Texas – Pan American during his State of Education address.