Aug '09
Endowment to provide scholarships to students
The Leadership Mission Alumni Association presented The University of Texas-Pan American Division of University Advancement’s Development Office with a donation of $20,000 on August 20.

Career Services offers opportunities with Externship Program
A new program initiated by The Office of Career Services at the University of Texas-Pan American got five freshmen and sophomore students to start thinking early about their possible career choices and internship opportunities.

UTPA population grows with Bronc move-in
Students, faculty, staff and administrators at the University of Texas-Pan American came together to lend a hand and welcome new and returning students at the University’s annual Bronc Move-In held on August 28 and 29.

Aug '09
Fall Convocation marks start of new year for faculty and staff
With classes set to start Monday, Aug. 31 for the fall semester at The University of Texas-Pan American, Interim President Charles A. Sorber rallied the staff and faculty at the annual Fall Convocation in preparation for the upcoming school year.

UTPA unveils contemporary new look for Web site
With the start of the new academic, The University of Texas-Pan American is putting its best face forward within the World Wide Web with the launch of a new, contemporary and more user-friendly Web site –

Aug '09
UTPA opens McAllen Teaching Site Aug. 26
With the opening of the new UTPA McAllen Teaching Site Aug. 26, access to advanced education will now be a few miles closer for many Rio Grande Valley residents, saving them travel time and costs.

Aug '09
UTPA and STC sign 11 articulation agreements to ease student transfer
The historic signing of 11 articulation agreements between The University of Texas-Pan American and South Texas College that will result in more seamless transfer by students from the community college to the University was celebrated Aug. 25 at the STC campus.

Aug '09
New Ph.D. in Rehab Counseling program awarded $750K grant
The new Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling program at The University of Texas-Pan American received a major boost this month with the awarding of a $750,000 five-year grant to support student scholarships by the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

Aug '09
Nursing professor to retire after 27 years of service to UTPA
One of The University of Texas-Pan American’s most prized College of Health Sciences and Human Services professors, Dr. Bruce Wilson, will retire this month after 27 years of service to UTPA.

Summer commencement celebrates milestone of 50,000th graduate
The 2009 summer commencement ceremonies for The University of Texas-Pan American marked a milestone in the history of the University as the 50,000th undergraduate degree was awarded Saturday, Aug. 22.

Aug '09
Regents approve $243 million operating budget for UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American’s fiscal year 2010 operating budget of more than $243 million was approved today by The University of Texas System Board of Regents and will go into effect Sept. 1.

First “UTPA Week in San Miguel de Allende” a study abroad success
More than 20 students at The University of Texas-Pan American received intensive art and creative writing instruction during “UTPA Week in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico,” a new study abroad experience hosted by the University July 20-24.

Aug '09
Faculty honored with inaugural Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards
Six faculty members from The University of Texas-Pan American earned The University of Texas System’s first Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards Wednesday, Aug. 19 in Austin.

Recitals and music highlight UTPA's Summerfest
The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Music held Summerfest 2009 during Summer Sessions I and II. Summerfest is also an annual venue where talent is showcased with recitals filled with the music of students, professors and community members.

Aug '09
Three UTPA faculty members initiate new collaborative; welcomed worldwide fellows Aug. 11-13
One day in the future, leaders and policy-makers across the globe may look to the ideas and knowledge generated by a collaborative of academic fellows initiated this summer at The University of Texas-Pan American to help bring about new solutions to world issues and challenges.

Project Enhance offers training and services to UTPA and U.S. universities
Federally funded by the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education, Project Enhance at The University of Texas-Pan American is on a mission to improve the quality of instruction for students with disabilities not only on the Edinburg campus, but also at higher education institutions across the country.

UTPA McAllen Teaching Site to open Aug. 26
The University of Texas-Pan American will officially announce the opening of the new McAllen Teaching Site with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.

Aug '09
UTPA hires Winston-Salem University administrator as new Dean of Students
The University of Texas-Pan American recently announced the appointment of Dr. Calvin D. Phillips to fill the position of associate vice president and dean of students in the Division of Enrollment and Student Services. He started his job on Aug. 1.

Cooperative program offers a Ph.D. in Spanish
Jose Castro is thankful he is able to further his education in Spanish while continuing to pursue his career as a linguistics educator in the Rio Grande Valley. This is possible due to a cooperative program between The University of Texas-Pan American and the University of Houston (UH), which offers students the opportunity to pursue their doctorate in Spanish through advanced interactive courses on the UTPA campus.

Aug '09
Legacy of Rafael A. “Felo” and Carmen Guerra recognized at Aug. 6 event
Faith, family and philanthropy was the special focus of a dinner Aug. 6 to celebrate the naming of the honors program at The University of Texas-Pan American in memory of the late Rafael A. “Felo” and Carmen Guerra, descendants of pioneering South Texas ranching families who established a lasting family legacy for success in business and a generosity and dedication to education at all levels.

Aug '09
UTPA Student Union and I-LEAD impact two student’s lives
The University of Texas-Pan American Student Union gave two students an opportunity to attend the Institute for Leadership Education and Development in Boulder, Colorado July 26-31.

Aug '09
Students gain leadership skills at “Got Intelligence?” Summer Institute
Forty academically top-ranking Rio Grande Valley high school students spent their days August 3-7 learning valuable new skills to apply in their future studies and careers during the third annual “Got Intelligence?” Summer Institute sponsored by the University of Texas-Pan American Integrated Global Knowledge and Understanding (IGkNU).

Aug '09
Forbes ranks UTPA as one of the best public colleges in the country has rated The University of Texas-Pan American as one of country’s Best Public Colleges in its recently published “America’s Best Colleges 2009” rankings.

Aug '09
UTPA partners in hosting the Marine Ecology Summer Camp
The University of Texas-Pan American in conjunction with Shell Oil Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy hosted the Research Experience in Marine Ecology Summer Camp July 16-24 turning South Padre Island into a classroom.