Jun '09
UTPA hosts luncheon for prominent UTPA donors
The University of Texas-Pan American was host to Robert and Margaret McAllen on May 11 for a luncheon honoring the couple. Robert set up a scholarship fund in his wife’s name, making them both prominent UTPA donors.

Jun '09
UTPA to now offer SAT preparation courses
South Texas students seeking to raise their SAT scores in preparation for college applications can now participate in the SAT Prep Program being offered for the first time at The University of Texas-Pan American. The initial course for UTPA SAT Prep Program will begin July 22.

UTPA, City of McAllen announce opening of UTPA McAllen Teaching Site
A new partnership signed June 26 between The University of Texas-Pan American and the City of McAllen to establish a UTPA McAllen Teaching Site will provide Rio Grande Valley residents more convenience and greater access to higher education.

VA education benefits updated to offer veterans more financial aid
Starting July 1, The University of Texas-Pan American and universities across the country will no longer be required to take into account veteran’s benefits when determining their eligibility for financial aid, which may result in veterans receiving more financial aid to fund their higher education endeavors.

Jun '09
UTPA receives $100,000 grant to support FESTIBA 2010
The University of Texas-Pan American will implement a weeklong multidisciplinary conference on the Mexican Revolution thanks to the support of a $100,000 grant recently received by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

High school students learn new language with summer program
The demand for professionals with multi-cultural understanding and language skills is on the rise and The University of Texas-Pan American is helping high school students enhance their marketability by offering the Chinese Language and Culture Summer Institute June 8-July 10. The program is sponsored by the Integrated Global Knowledge and Understanding Collaboration (IGkNU) department which promotes education for vast career opportunities with government sectors and beyond.

Distinguished speakers tell University community about their experiences in Burundi, Africa
More than 300 people learned about genocide and the challenges to establish a democratic government in the small African country of Burundi from two distinguished speakers during a presentation June 22 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Jun '09
Students walk in the footsteps of authors during study abroad trip to England
More than 20 students from The University of Texas-Pan American were able to gain a better understanding of 19th century life in rural Britain during their 14-day study abroad trip last month.

UTPA Graduate becomes a Don’t Mess with Texas Celebrity
The University of Texas-Pan American broadcast major, Jennifer Villarreal, will be packing her bags and traveling the state of Texas this summer after earning a summer internship with Don’t Mess with Texas.

Jun '09
Two UTPA alumni to be inducted in RGV Sports Hall of Fame; ceremony to also recognize longtime Broncs team doctor
Two former sports standouts at The University of Texas-Pan American will be inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2009 during a ceremony scheduled for Friday, June 19 at the Victoria Palms in Donna.

Jun '09
UTPA students dash to the top at the 24 Hour Film Dash
Past and present students from the theater/film/television program at The University of Texas-Pan American participated in the 24 Hour Film Dash recently, bringing home awards, including Best Film.

Jun '09
Valley-ICAN makes a difference in deaf and hard-of-hearing community
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American are assisting deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in South Texas to live as independently as possible through a new service-learning project called Valley-ICAN.

Jun '09
UTPA named leader in addressing the needs of nontraditional students
The University of Texas-Pan American has been recognized for exemplary leadership in addressing the needs of Latino and other nontraditional students in a report released today. The report shows that the success of America’s future workforce depends on the ability of higher education institutions to adapt to and well-educate the rapidly growing population of nontraditional students.