May '13
Dr. Miles' love of literature and innovative teaching methods inspire student success
Dr. Caroline Miles said she's frequently asked, "how does a woman from Great Britain become a William Faulkner scholar teaching American literature to predominantly Hispanic undergraduate students?"

May '13
Students receive GEDs from UTPA High School Equivalency Program
Yvette Mendoza looks forward to a new beginning in her young life.

May '13
Regents' Award winner Fuentes inspires students to succeed
Dr. Arturo Fuentes always knew he wanted to be an engineer, but never dreamed he would become a teacher of the industry he loves, let alone receive a top award for educating future engineers.

Gonzalez named dean of COECS
Dr. Miguel A. Gonzalez said he may not have been among the first group of faculty members to start an engineering program at The University of Texas-Pan American, but he got here as fast as he could.

May '13
Aspiring scientists get hands on lesson at UTPA
Cynthia Duran has always been interested in the healing powers of medicine. The 16-year-old plans to become a biomedical engineer, and someday improve prescription medication.

May '13
Passion + hard work = a NSF fellowship to study pure math for UTPA grad
Samuel Cavazos wasn't a fan of mathematics until he discovered a book in the eighth grade titled "Prime Obsession" that explores a yet unresolved, over 150-year-old hypothesis regarding prime numbers presented by the little known mathematician Bernhard Riemann.

May '13
Broncs graduate into a bright future
Graduates of The University of Texas-Pan American received encouraging news: more people with college degrees are finding work since the recession hit, and because they now have a college degree, they will earn far more than those who have only a high school diploma.

May '13
Coca-Cola refreshes first generation Broncs with generous scholarship
Alexia Jauregui is the first in her family to attend college. The University of Texas-Pan American student said she plans to become a pharmacist and she encourages her younger brother to follow in her academic footsteps.

Two experts to provide a wave of information on tsunamis at UTPA May 23
Tsunamis have caused some of the most devastating natural disaster damage ever documented. What causes a tsunami, can it be predicted or prevented, what are its physical, social, economic and political consequences, and can its potential for destruction be limited? And, what is the likelihood of a tsunami impacting the Gulf of Mexico and our Texas coast?

May '13
UTPA Visual Art Building opens its doors to the community at Service Learning Showcase
Juan Marquez said a presentation on the importance of attending college he heard at the McAllen Boys and Girls Club as a high school student piqued his curiosity about continuing his education beyond high school.

Office for Sustainability honored at 2013 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards banquet
The University of Texas-Pan American’s Office for Sustainability received public recognition recently for their outstanding work in outreach and education at the annual Texas Environmental Excellence Awards (TEEA) ceremony held in Austin.

UTPA student selected for esteemed national board
Entering middle school, Hector Garza could barely speak English. The University of Texas-Pan American student said it was a tough obstacle to overcome.

May '13
Faculty excellence: A habit recognized at UTPA
The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, "we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."

$1.66M NSF grant will help boost graduation rates in engineering and science
Dr. Javier Kypuros, an associate professor in mechanical engineering and a presidential fellow, said he and other faculty members in the College of Engineering and Computer Science have seen more students enter college better prepared to take rigorous classes in recent years. But there are still too few students who have the mathematics skills to pursue degrees in engineering and computer science.

May '13
Broncs urged to share their stories of success at ring ceremony
For Ashley Gomez, the Bronc Ring she purchased symbolizes the hard work she put in toward earning her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and psychology from The University of Texas-Pan American.

May '13
Dedicated employees applauded at 25th Annual Staff Awards Ceremony
An enthusiastic standing ovation took over the Student Union Theater May 1 as Assistant Registrar Joni Thomas slowly but successfully made her way to the stage to pick up a Distinguished Service Award presented to the longtime employee at The University of Texas-Pan American.

May '13
UTPA rally celebrates new RGV alumni chapter and donor generosity
Cheers of "Go Broncs" rang out amid waving fan hands and pom poms at a Bronc Spirit Rally held April 26 for alumni who are also staff and faculty members at The University of Texas-Pan American.

May '13
Powerful messages painted on T-shirts bring awareness to domestic violence
Zachary Butcher, a senior majoring in history at The University of Texas-Pan American, designed a T-shirt for UTPA’s annual The Clothesline Project – a program focused on the issues of domestic violence – in hopes of raising awareness about a problem that Butcher believes is non-gender specific.