Apr '13
University leader encourages students to go to college
Veronica Gonzales urged local students to dream big. The vice president for the Division of University Advancement at The University of Texas-Pan American said like her, their reality will outshine even their own expectations.

Apr '13
UTPA to graduate almost 1,800 students on May 11
Michelle Garcia didn't have to travel far to receive an excellent education.

UTPA Theatre to present Mariachi Girl
UTPA–Theatre for Young Audiences presents Mariachi Girl by Roxanne Shroeder-Arce

Norma Cantu: A lifetime fighter for equal access to quality education
Norma Cantu (BS '73) has devoted her life to ensuring all young people have equal access to a quality education.

Apr '13
UTPA French Students present a new play, "Nostalgie Révolutionnaire 2013," May 4
Students from The University of Texas-Pan American's French program will perform their new play, "Nostalgie Révolutionnaire 2013," at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the UTPA’s Student Union Auditorium.

Apr '13
Bronc Country keeps it green for Earth Week
Jacqueline Ho-Shing, a devoted recycler and bicycle enthusiast, always wanted to become more involved with sustainability around campus. Ho-Shing, a senior at The University of Pan-American, is dedicated to green living but was unsure how she could promote the cause to the UTPA community.

Scholarship helps Broncs stay in school
If it weren’t for academic scholarships and financial aid, Alexis Garza said he simply could not afford to attend The University of Texas-Pan American. The studio art student earns just enough at his stained glass job in McAllen coupled with the financial assistance to go to college.

UTPA to host Generation Texas Day
Vera Boda knows just how important it is for students to have others encourage them while pursuing an education. Boda, a college transition specialist with the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) Independent School District for The University of Texas-Pan American, keeps in touch with graduates of PSJA's high schools to see how they're faring in higher education.

Apr '13
Service Learning Showcase on display at Visual Arts Building grand opening April 30
Ivan Barrera, political science major and president of Kappa Sigma and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society at The University of Texas-Pan American, is not a bike-riding enthusiast.

Social scientists address important issues during annual conference
The relationship between a romantic partner's academic support and actual academic outcomes by students was something psychology majors Jesse Acosta and Janelle Martinez were interested in researching. They said there was very little literature on this topic.

Apr '13
Washington Monthly ranks UTPA among top schools
Bobbie Myatt chose The University of Texas-Pan American to earn her master's degree because it allowed the single mother of two teenagers to receive a high-quality education close to home.

Apr '13
COBA brings the heat with 2013 FIRE Symposium
Ruben Delgado is just about to graduate with an accounting degree in May 2013 from The University of Texas Pan American. This summer, he plans to head north, for a highly coveted internship with the Federal Reserve at the Bank of Dallas and anticipates gathering the hands-on experience he needs before returning to the Rio Grande Valley to acquire his Masters in Accounting at UT Pan American.

Apr '13
Palomarez named one of Top 100 Green Leaders by Poder Magazine
Congratulations to UTPA alumnus Javier Palomarez (BBA '86) who was named one of Poder Magazine's "Top 100 Green Leaders" in its April-May 2013 issue.

Border kidnapping victims speak out at conference
On a sweltering July afternoon in 2012, Adriana Chavez was kidnapped at gunpoint in Weslaco. Two masked men stormed into her father’s used car dealership. She was handcuffed and blindfolded and taken to a remote trailer park in San Carlos.

Apr '13
UTPA donors touted for their investment in students and higher education
Ruth Dean Morris retired from her 35-year career as a music teacher at The University of Texas-Pan American 34 years ago but through her visionary philanthropy she continues to make a difference in the lives of students and the University.

UTPA alumni share experiences at first NEURONS conference
On April 5, UTPA alumni shared their words of wisdom with more than 400 high school students during the University's Nurturing Education, Undergraduate Research, and Opportunities in Nanotechnology Symposium (NEURONS) 2013 to encourage them to keep improving their math and science skills and enter careers related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Rene Wallace's dedication to family and community helped spur RGV growth
Rene Wallace (AA '51) is known as a dedicated wife and mother, enterprising businesswoman, community champion and proud alumna of The University of Texas-Pan American.

Apr '13
Biomedical research, ethics and issues top discussions at PACE Conference
Raquel Martinez hopes her research on genes induced by a high fat diet and their role in the poor prognosis in breast cancer among Hispanic women, may one day lead to better treatments or a cure for the disease.

Apr '13
Guiding stars meet rising stars at donor appreciation luncheon
Dagoberto Rivera, who is about to earn his third degree from The University of Texas-Pan American this May, credits his success in part to the generosity of donors who helped pay for his education.

UTPA employees set new records in charitable giving
Felipe Salinas was taught by his parents to give back to his community - both in volunteer work and monetary contributions to help others.

Recycling promoted on campus
Diana Robles joined her classmates from The University of Texas-Pan American in the Quad to watch firsthand how a single plastic soda bottle can be recycled to make hundreds of everyday products, including T-shirts, backpacks and rugs.

Apr '13
Leap into Spring spirit at UTPA's Dance Ensemble's concerts April 25-27
The University of Texas-Pan American Dance Ensemble will present its annual Spring Dance Concert April 25-27 at the Edinburg High School Performing Arts Center. The concert will include works by guest artists Kimberly Karpanty and Lisa Smith, as well as works by UTPA Dance Ensemble Artistic Directors Min Kim, Fred Darsow and Dana Shackelford and senior dance major Isaac Pena.

Apr '13
"Hollyweird" arrives in the Valley
The University of Texas-Pan American's University Theatre Productions presents the world premiere of an original play, "Hollyweird," written by UTPA Associate Professor David Bennett Carren.

Apr '13
New Continuing Ed program to aid physicians as business owners
In an age of managed care, rising operational costs, and shrinking profit margins, it is becoming increasingly difficult for physicians and other health care practice managers to efficiently play the dual roles of doctor and business person.

Apr '13
UTPA wants community to know MORE about battling obesity and diabetes
With about a third of the Rio Grande Valley's population either diagnosed or at risk for developing diabetes, UTPA's College of Health Sciences and Human Services (CHSHS), the BHO and other partners are hosting its MORE (Maximizing Opportunities in Research and Education) Health @ UTPA April 25-27 to educate the public about the complications caused by obesity and diabetes.

Dr. Robert W. Feldtman, leading a successful career in medicine
As an inquisitive boy in the third grade, Dr. Robert W. Feldtman (BS ’68) said he knew his destiny was to become surgeon who specialized in the heart. Thanks to a very good science teacher at Sam Houston Elementary School in Edinburg, Feldtman said he figured out immediately what he wanted to be when he grew up.