May '14
UTPA, H-E-B taste sweet success in fundraiser for Mariachi Aztlán, Ballet Folklórico
The University of Texas-Pan American teamed up with H-E-B on May 29 to raise money to benefit UTPA's Ballet Folklórico and Mariachi Aztlán.

State Farm, UTPA unite to bring financial literacy training to Valley students
Students from three Rio Grande Valley high schools had a chance to gain valuable financial literacy education this spring thanks to a generous grant provided by State Farm to The University of Texas-Pan American.

May '14
Southwest Airlines spreads its wings to bring UTPA dancers, Valley culture to nation's capital
Making connections is a goal that The University of Texas-Pan American's Ballet Folklórico UTPA and Southwest Airlines have in common.

May '14
UTPA, Easter Seals RGV to host The Perfect Pair: Couture with Compassion June 17
The University of Texas Pan-American (UTPA) and Easter Seals RGV are hosting The Perfect Pair event on June 17, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. The two organizations are pairing designer shoes and handbags with entertainment and refreshments to benefit Rio Grande Valley families and UTPA students living with disabilities.

May '14
UTRGV News: UTRGV Smart Hospital to be dedicated Wednesday
Medical and academic leaders from The University of Texas System and across the Rio Grande Valley will gather Wednesday (May 28) for the dedication and unveiling of the UT Rio Grande Valley Smart Hospital.

UTRGV News: President Bailey names UTRGV transition team
AUSTIN – Guy Bailey, newly appointed president of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, today announced a transition leadership team that will assist in bringing together the talents, assets and resources of both UT Brownsville and UT Pan American to establish the new institution. The transition team members will work closely with a broader team of administrators at The University of Texas System that has been working diligently on UTRGV’s establishment for the past year and half.

May '14
Hispanic Outlook names UTPA among best in U.S. for Hispanics
The University of Texas-Pan American ranks No. 5 in the nation in the number of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students according to the May 2014 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.

May '14
Celebration of student employees highlights benefits to students and University
Dr. Ala Qubbaj, vice provost for Academic Affairs, said he often forgets that the student employee in his office, Seham Obaid, is not a experienced staff member.

UT System Regents officially select first president of UT Rio Grande Valley
The University Of Texas System Board Of Regents on Tuesday formally named Guy Bailey the first president of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

May '14
Regents keep plan to establish UTRGV moving forward
AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents voted Thursday on its first official action to consolidate programs at UT Brownsville and UT Pan American in order to establish a new institution, UT Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).

May '14
Graduation is a family affair at UT Pan American
It's all about family.

At The University of Texas-Pan American's Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies May 10 at the McAllen Convention Center, UTPA President Robert S. Nelsen hailed the accomplishments of the 1,600-plus graduates, as well as the rest of the UT Pan American community, during the four and a half years he has been at the helm.

May '14
UTPA honors employees at 26th Annual Staff Employee Awards Ceremony
When Virginia Haynie Gause started at then-Pan American University 40 years ago, there were about 6,000 students enrolled and not much flora on campus.

May '14
Internship with Conan O'Brien lends lessons in life & late night TV for UTPA student
Many people in the Rio Grande Valley enjoy watching Conan O'Brien on his late night TV talk show, but few - if any - know what it is like to work for him or will never have a chance to touch his signature mane of red hair.

May '14
José Saldivar tops in nation at inspiring first-year college students
When a student steps into the circle José Saldivar sets up in his classroom at The University of Texas-Pan American, the UNIV 1301 Learning Frameworks lecturer wants it to be, above all else, a safe and nurturing environment.