Jul '13
Veterans Business Outreach Center receives grant to assist Texas veterans
Dr. Robert S. Nelsen, president of The University of Texas-Pan American, is proud of the veteran community and understands the importance of giving back to veterans. He also understands there are veterans in the community who have an entrepreneurial spirit, yet need training and assistance to make their dreams come true.

Jul '13
Youngsters explore their love of math, science at ExxonMobil camp at UTPA
With a few supplies and much ingenuity, middle school students Mateo Vallejo, Giovanna Sagastegui, Joe Fortuna and Alejandro Banda created a "space suit" that could withstand the impact of a micrometeorite.

Jul '13
UTPA Provost Havidán Rodríguez appointed to Edinburg EDC board
Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas-Pan American, took on a new role recently to further advance the university's commitment to community engagement.

On June 18 Rodríguez was appointed by the Edinburg City Council as the newest member of the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC).

Jul '13
Gov. Perry, UT System and RGV celebrate birth of new university
From a young age, Anju Abraham knew she was going to be in the medical field. Today, she is a junior at South Texas High School for Health Professions in Mercedes, Texas, who is looking forward to attending school at the new UT University in South Texas, expected to open its doors in August 2015.

Jul '13
Faculty member and alum makes history exciting and relevant to UTPA students
Sonia Hernández (BA '98, MA '01) proudly claims being born in the city with the largest killer bee. When people look at her bewildered, not aware of Hidalgo's famed gigantic sculpture of its mascot, she identifies the Rio Grande Valley city where she grew up in another way.

Jul '13
Civil engineering student team earns experience and praise from the City of Pharr
When Paul Rodriguez (BS '13) travels down any street nowadays, the recent civil engineering graduate says he's always looking out for potholes and other street abnormalities. It's a natural reaction after spending eight months covering 205 miles to conduct a comprehensive Street Assessment Inventory for the City of Pharr.

Jul '13
Awards handed out to recognize student organizations
Humbled is the word Ruben Delgado used to describe the emotion he felt when he was named “Student Leader of the Year.”

Jul '13
Alum and "dreamer" brings his creative talents back to the Valley
Alex Garrido (BS '10) was at The University of Texas-Pan American graduation ceremonies on Dec. 18, 2010 ready to pick up his bachelor's degree in psychology when he got word that the DREAM Act did not pass.

Jul '13
King of second chances brings international attention to the Rio Grande Valley
Daniel P. King (BS '76, M.Ed. '77) believes in second chances. So much so that the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District (PSJA ISD) superintendent, along with a team of teachers, staff, and volunteers have gone door to door within their Rio Grande Valley school district to reach out to high school dropouts and convince them to return to high school and earn their degrees.