Jun '12
Pair of donations give PASP students a shot in the arm
Since she launched her first Ashley Pediatrics clinic in 2003, Dr. Sarojini Bose, a highly successful local pediatrician, had not taken a single vacation in seven years.

Lozano featured in national report highlighting immigrant patent holders
Dr. Karen Lozano, the Julia Beecherl Endowed professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas-Pan American, has become sort of a celebrity throughout the Rio Grande Valley and the science and technology world ever since she and colleagues developed a more efficient way to create nanofibers.

Jun '12
Dr. Martha Cantu appointed to NCCEP Board
Dr. Martha Cantu, vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at The University of Texas-Pan American, has been appointed as an advisory board member to the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP).

Jun '12
Jerry Polinard named statewide Champion of the 7th Amendment
When Dr. Jerry Polinard, political science professor at The University of Texas-Pan American, heard about the latest honor bestowed on him, he responded in his typical self-deprecating manner.

"Let me thank the previous two recipients for not returning their awards in protest," he said.

Jun '12
National conference at UTPA celebrates science education and research
Researching plant species that might improve the environment helped Yessica Cerino realize the possibilities for a career that that could also fulfill her longtime interest in environmental conservation.

Cupcake Battle: UTPA alums first Texas team to win championship title
Watch UTPA alums and sisters Erica and Sabrina Rodriguez, June 24 at 7 p.m. as they take on the country’s top cupcake bakers on the Food Network's tastiest competition "Cupcake Wars." The ladies are the first team to represent the Rio Grande Valley on this national television competition.

Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame to induct three Broncs
Three alumni from The University of Texas-Pan American will be among seven inductees into the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame (RGV-SHOF) on June 30.

Jun '12
Students get a rare look at treatment for wounded warriors
Laura Garza calls it the career opportunity of a lifetime.

Jun '12
Cooperative program graduates continue to fill pharmacy need in the Valley
Javier Garza never imagined that at 25 years old he would be called “Dr. Garza.” The pharmacist title still seems foreign to The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) alumnus.

Mariachi to showcase talent in nation's capital, thanks to Southwest Airlines
The music of The University of Texas-Pan American's (UTPA) famed Mariachi Aztlán will once again be heard in one of the nation’s top venues.

Jun '12
Broncs back Obama's immigration stance
Hundreds of students from The University of Texas-Pan American found hope Friday, June 15 when President Barack Obama announced that his administration would defer action on deportation of certain undocumented immigrants, namely, those who were brought here as children and have been productive members of society.

Jun '12
THECB grant to help Broncs master two gatekeeper courses
The University of Texas-Pan American recently received a $175,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to establish interventions to help improve student success in higher education.

Jun '12
One small step for engineering students, one giant leap for UTPA
Four mechanical engineering students from The University of Texas-Pan American embarked on a new frontier last month when they competed in NASA's Third Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition.

UTPA hosts two graduate school information sessions June 22
If you are considering graduate school, don't miss one of two information sessions offered Friday, June 22 by The University of Texas-Pan American.

Jun '12
Endowment allows students to take one more step toward success
Dr. Lydia Aguilera is painfully familiar with the fact that not all students have the luxury of having money to attend school. As a former student, The University of Texas-Pan American faculty member knows the impact of financial assistance, especially when money is tight.

Jun '12
UTPA's Upward Bound Program celebrates 40 years with grant renewal
For its 40th birthday, The University of Texas-Pan American's Upward Bound (UB) Program received a gift that will keep on giving.

Coca-Cola invests $750,000 in UTPA academics and athletics
The University of Texas-Pan American will be able to help more Broncs achieve their dreams of becoming the first in their families to graduate from college, thanks to The Coca-Cola Foundation.

Jun '12
Fine Arts Auditorium makes final curtain call
The University of Texas-Pan American family gathered at the Fine Arts Auditorium for her final curtain call on Sunday, June 3 during a special concert event to mark the end of an era and start a new chapter in the arts at UTPA and South Texas.

Jun '12
UTPA musicians to blow their horns in Austria with the best in the world
When Abel Ocañas picked out the euphonium to play in the sixth grade beginner band, he did so because it was one of the free instruments offered by his school to learn to play.

Ballet Folklórico wows at nation’s capital
UTPA's Ballet Folklórico experienced the opportunity of a lifetime when they performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. during the 2012 National College Dance Festival, held May 24-27. The group was among 30 schools in the country selected to showcase their dance technique and talent at this national-level event.