Aug '13
UTPA welcomes newest family members at Bronc Round Up
Alejandra Medina began her experience in the medical field at a young age. Her aunt, a nurse practitioner in the home health field, would take her to various assignments she had. Medina also has been caring for her grandparents.

THECB grants UTPA doctoral institution status
The University of Texas Pan-American has been granted a new, higher peer group status by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), advancing from a comprehensive to doctoral institution.

Aug '13
UTPA’s Certified Public Manager Program gaining popularity among public sector employees
Shawn Snider, chief fire fighter from the City of Edinburg, is looking forward to the successful completion of the 14-month Certificate in Public Manager (CPM) Program through the Office of Continuing Education at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Nevárez receives President Emeritus title from UT System Board of Regents
The University of Texas System Board of Regents officially approved bestowing the honorary title of President Emeritus to Dr. Miguel Nevárez, former president of The University of Texas-Pan American, at its Aug. 21 meeting.

Aug '13
Nelsen touts UTPA's solid foundation for transition to new University in convocation speech
The University of Texas-Pan American President Robert S. Nelsen began his convocation speech today with breaking news.

Six UTPA faculty members receive coveted UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
Six faculty members at The University of Texas-Pan American have been selected by The University of Texas System Board of Regents to receive the prestigious 2013 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA), one of the nation's largest monetary teaching recognition programs in higher education.

Teachers become students to enhance learning in high school chemistry classrooms
Marie Smith (BS '89, MS' 97) said she learned something new in every session of a free chemistry workshop conducted Aug. 12 by The University of Texas-Pan American and South Texas College for area high school teachers.

Aug '13
UTPA graduates show that achievement leads to success
Amber Feist has always had the passion to help enhance the lives of people with disabilities. With a background in psychology, sociology and minority studies, Feist sought a way to treat her patients holistically. The South Dakota native found what she was looking for in The University of Texas-Pan American’s doctoral program in Rehabilitation Counseling and was part of its inaugural class in the Fall of 2009.

Aug '13
Bronc spirit soars at UCA competition
The Bronc spirit at UT Pan American is alive and well according to the latest results from the Universal Cheerleaders Association's competition held recently at Texas State University at San Marcos.

Aug '13
President Nelsen one of two Good Sam-RGV's Community Commitment award honorees
Robert S. Nelsen, president of the University of Texas-Pan American, stood alongside Dr. Shirley Reed, president of South Texas College, as they were honored Aug. 7 at the Good Samaritan Community Services ("Good Sam")-RGV's Third Annual Celebrating Community Commitment event for the contributions both have made to improve the quality of life in the Rio Grande Valley.

Students celebrate their first taste of medical school
Having both parents in the medical field, it’s no wonder that Briana Gonzalez was just a young girl when she realized she wanted to be a physician.

Aug '13
Dr. Lozano appointed to NSF Engineering Advisory Committee
Dr. Karen Lozano's research into nanotechnology continues to pay off in a big way.