May '12
Faculty member establishes endowment scholarship
Dr. Lydia Aguilera, a first-generation college graduate, knows firsthand the monetary burden of going to pharmacy school.

May '12
UTPA expands its reach with new online accelerated degree programs set for this fall
The University of Texas-Pan American has entered into a new partnership that will expand access to its programs beyond its campus to students at the far edges of the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.

May '12
UTPA receives $1.2 million HHMI grant to support science education
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) awarded The University of Texas-Pan American a $1.2 million grant to support undergraduate science education initiatives.

May '12
UTPA students make a pledge and donate at phone-a-thon
Each fall and spring, students at The University of Texas-Pan American do what college students do best: ask for money.

UTPA partners with premier South Korean university
The University of Texas-Pan American is expanding its influence overseas by entering into a partnership with one of the leading universities in South Korea.

May '12
Edinburg students learn about opportunities at 2nd annual Physical Science Day
Aspiring physicians, scientists, teachers and other students interested in fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learned about the mother of all sciences during The University of Texas-Pan American's second annual Physical Science Day May 18.

UTPA honors Fine Arts Auditorium's grand finale with concert June 3
**UTPA and The College of Arts and Humanities Board will host the CODA Concert at 2 p.m. June 3 at the Fine Arts Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.**

May '12
Alumnus takes health care industry to new heights
After a particularly grueling day of picking grapefruit, Ruben Perez took a break and looked at the line of workers dotting the fields. That's when the teenager instantly knew he wanted something more.

May '12
Noyce Scholarship Program available for STEM majors
Undergraduate students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees at The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) are getting a financial helping hand in the form of scholarship opportunities.

Hazardous Algal Bloom Training to Delve into the Mysteries of Red Tide
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- A hazardous algal bloom (HAB) training will be held at The University of Texas-Pan American Coastal Studies Lab, located

May '12
State Rep. Gonzales named new VP for University Advancement
For eight years Veronica Gonzales has represented the Rio Grande Valley in the Texas State Legislature. Now, she will represent the Valley's largest university, The University of Texas-Pan American, as its vice president for University Advancement.

May '12
Graduates: Go transform the Valley and mentor future generations
May 12 was a day to celebrate a brighter future for 1,631 graduates of The University of Texas-Pan American as well as for their families, the Rio Grande Valley and the nation.

May '12
Faculty excellence praised during annual awards ceremony at UTPA
A fourth annual celebration of faculty excellence in teaching, research, service and mentoring was held at The University of Texas-Pan American May 4.

Power in numbers: Count Me In! campaign helps Broncs stay in school
When it comes to paying for his education, every penny counts for Gerardo Castillo.

May '12
UTPA rises to second nationwide in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics
The University of Texas-Pan American has moved to second in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics, according to the annual rankings compiled by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine.

First ever diabetes symposium to be held at UTPA
When Debra Franco’s 9-year-old son Luke was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it was the most terrifying time of her life.

May '12
Voters: Cast your ballot early at the UTPA Student Union May 14-25
Students, faculty, staff and community members, don't miss your chance to exercise your right to vote this spring.

An early voting site for the Hidalgo County primary election will be available at The University of Texas-Pan American Student Union (first floor) on May 14-25.

May '12
Staff members take center stage at annual awards ceremony
Gloria Gilpatrick raised her hands victoriously when she crossed the stage May 8 to receive recognition for her 30 years of service as a staff member at The University of Texas-Pan American.

May '12
Broncs forever: students, alumni ring in new tradition with ceremony
More than 200 alumni and current students of The University of Texas-Pan American waited patiently outside the University's Fine Arts auditorium Friday afternoon in the sweltering heat to be part of a new tradition.

Jonikka Charlton named Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education-Student Success Initiatives
The Office of Undergraduate Studies at The University of Texas-Pan American has announced the appointment of Dr. Jonikka Charlton, a faculty member in UTPA's Department of English in the College of Arts and Humanities, as the associate vice provost for Undergraduate Education-Student Success Initiatives.

May '12
UTPA students win big at Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention
Students from The University of Texas-Pan American brought home top awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) conference held at the Holiday Inn Emerald Beach in Corpus Christi, Texas recently.

May '12
“The Yellow Boat” sets sail May 3-6
Come and check out the children's play "The Yellow Boat" May 3-4, 7 p.m.; May 5, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and May 6, 2 p.m. at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building, located on the corner of University Drive and Sugar Road. Admission is $3 per person regardless of age.