Mar '14
UTPA celebrates five distinguished alums and Valley legislative delegation at Alumni Ball
The University of Texas-Pan American turned the clock back to the Roaring Twenties March 29 at its annual Alumni Ball.

Mar '14
BBVA Foundation and SBDC partnership offers businesses free financial management training
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at The University of Texas-Pan American in partnership with the BBVA Foundation is offering free workshops and a conference to small business owners where they can sharpen skills related to operation a successful business.

UTPA Library kicks off National Library Week on April 14
The slogan for National Library Week April 13-19 is “Lives Change @ Your Library.” Believing this to the fullest, The University of Texas–Pan American Library has several events planned for the week.

RGV legislators to be honored as Presidential Pillars
We’ve come a long way since December 2012 when UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and then Chair of the UT System Board of Regents Gene Powell unveiled plans to transform higher education in the Rio Grande Valley with a new UT University.

Mar '14
UTPA Symposium Apr. 10 addresses disaster resiliency
The Rio Grande Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Yet one hurricane or massive flood could bring this growth to a halt and even cause the Valley to lose people and businesses similar to New Orleans after Katrina.

2014 Pillar of Success: Examining a stellar career
Deputy commissioner of the Financial Regulation Division of the Texas Department of Insurance Jose Daniel "Danny" Saenz said determination, focus and a lot of hard work is what led him to a successful 26-year career with the Texas Department of Insurance. Those three characteristics also landed him as one of UTPA's 2014 Pillar of Success.

2014 Pillar of Success: Making a difference in Bronc Country
In recognition of his professional achievements as president and CEO of Martinez & Associates, L.P. and his contributions to his alma mater, Dan Martinez has been selected as a UTPA 2014 Pillar of Success.He along with four other alumni will be recognized March 29 at the 2014 Alumni Ball.

Mar '14
2014 Pillar of Success: Making college a priority for all students
Dr. Daniel P. King has been called a “Valley treasure” and has twice been named the most outstanding school superintendent in Texas, and on March 29 he will be honored by his alma mater as a 2014 Pillar of Success during the Alumni Ball. King is also known nationwide as a visionary and an innovator in college readiness and dual-language education.

2014 Pillar of Success: De La Viña's Road to Success
As an economist, a university professor and dean, and an entrepreneur, Lynda de La Viña has a distinguished résumé that has led to her being named one of UTPA's 2014 Pillars of Success. From becoming the first Mexican-American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in economics to being appointed as deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy during President Bill Clinton’s administration, de La Viña is a true role model and Bronc at heart.

Mar '14
UTPA economics students take top award in national Up to Us competition
A student team of economics majors from UT Pan American topped 21 other university teams nationwide to win first prize in the 2014 Up to Us competition designed to educate, engage and inspire action on the challenges the nation faces from the rising long-term national debt - now at $17.5 trillion.

Mar '14
Students celebrate language and culture with Texas Book Festival Reading Rock Stars
Paulo Yap, a fifth grade student at Dr. Pablo Perez Elementary School in McAllen, said it "feels good" to have the author of a book his class read come to his school, meet and talk to the students, and to give each of them a book.

Librarians, teachers encouraged at FESTIBA to build up a head of STEAM
About 200 librarians and teachers from throughout the Rio Grande Valley attended The University of Texas-Pan American's Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) for its Librarians and Educators Day Friday, March 21.

Mar '14
FESTIBA moves full STEAM ahead with GEAR UP Days
Aspiring physician Dominique Montelongo learned that the arts and humanities can help her with her dreams of entering the medical field.

NCAA 6th Fan contest loss brings a winning solidarity to UTPA and Valley community
Broncs' fingers were achy, eyes were bleary and tired, and anxious minds were on the verge of meltdown March 9, but the spirit never waned. In fact, it soared.

Mar '14
2014 Pillar of Success: Longtime CPA builds a ledger of accomplishments
Pablo Vela Jr., a retiring partner and “of counsel” in the prestigious Rio Grande Valley accounting firm of Long Chilton, LLP, has been breaking ground all of his life.

Mar '14
Students learn about the real life of a commodities futures trader in international competition
Eric Muñoz calls the hands-on experience in commodities futures trading he is getting at The University of Texas-Pan American "very real."

Mar '14
New UTPA art exhibition – Arte de México – on display through April 18
A glorious art exhibition featuring 26 works sampling the great art of Mexico from the Colonial Period to the 1970s is now on display through April 18 at The University of Texas-Pan American's Visual Arts Gallery located in its Visual Arts Building.

Mar '14
Scientist and Comedian, Bill Nye "the Science Guy” is next UTPA Distinguished Speaker
Scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor, Bill Nye, will be the next presenter in The University of Texas-Pan American’s Distinguished Speakers series April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

Mar '14
President Nelsen receives Hispanic Chamber's Golden Eagle Award
UT Pan American President Robert S. Nelsen was honored March 1 with the prestigious Golden Eagle Award by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (RGVHCC).

To honor UTPA president, IWB contributes to Robert Seth Nelsen Emergency Assistance Endowment
To celebrate the selection of UT Pan American President Robert S. Nelsen as this year's recipient of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Golden Eagle Award, the International Women's Board (IWB), an arm of the UTPA Foundation, gathered Feb. 18 to honor Nelsen with a contribution to the Robert Seth Nelsen Emergency Assistance Endowment.