Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Texas A&M Universityï¿½Kingsville is a public research university located in Kingsville, Texas and is one of the campuses comprising the Texas A&M University System.
When the South Texas State Teaches College first opened its doors 75 years ago, there was only one academic building in the middle of a cotton field, no paved roads, dormitories, or even a cafeteria. Today, the Javelinas boast a proud tradition, distinguished alumni, and an unmatched passion for education. As it looks toward the certain trials of the future, Texas A&M-Kingsville shines with promise, confident in the knowledge that no obstacle is too great that the Javelina cannot triumph over. Robert B. Cousins, who had served as the Texas State Superintendent of education in South Texas, was given the mission of training teachers in South Texas to raise the standards of education and prepare the future leaders of tomorrow. Through 75 years, Texas A&M-Kingsville has overcome five name changes, lackluster state financing, and fiscal prejudices, to create a premier university in a rural, bilingual, and multicultural region.
The Department of the Memorial Student Union and Student Activities which is comprised of the Student Union, Student Activities and Recreational Sports components at Texas A & M University - Kingsville operates in a partnership with students, faculty, and staff, providing a community center for Texas A & M University - Kingsville through educational programs, services, conveniences, and amenities needed in daily campus life. The departments contribute to the University's educational mission by providing opportunities for personal and intellectual growth through co-curricular programs, student organizations, employment, recreation, wellness, and self-governance. Value Statement: The Memorial Student Union places its greatest emphasis on those internal values which support the overall mission of Texas A & M University - Kingsville. Therefore, values throughout the organization must promote and support the highest standards of excellence in our programs, our services, and our relationship with each other.
Mike Adams, MLB pitcher, Texas Rangers Johnny Bailey, former NFL running back Sid Blanks, retired NFL running back, Houston Oilers and the New England Patriots. First African American player in the Lone Star Conference Michael T. Boyd, Emmy Award-winning costume designer for film and television J. E. "Buster" Brown (B.S. in secondary education), Texas politician Laura Canales, Tejano singer, known as the "Queen of Tejana music"00 Juan Castillo NFL Coach, Defensive Coordinator Philadelphia Eagles James Crumley, crime novelist, author of The Last Great Kiss and other works Earl Dotson, retired NFL offensive tackle, Green Bay Packers Ramon H. Dovalina, president of Laredo Community College in Laredo from 1995 to 2007 Joe Ernst, United States Army Brigadier General Carmen Lomas Garza, Artist Roberto Garza, NFL lineman for the Chicago Bears Darrell Green, NFL Hall of Famer, retired cornerback Ram Guzman, Emmy award winning news writer for KTVT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Dallas0 Don Hardeman, retired NFL running back, Houston Oilers and Baltimore Colts Al Harris, NFL Cornerback for the Green Bay Packers Dwight Harrison, retired NFL cornerback, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders David Hill, retired NFL tight end, Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams Jim Hill, former NFL player for the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers, Sports anchor at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles Rubï¿½n Hinojosa, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's 15th District 0 Armando Hinojosa, sculptor Tom Janik, retired American Football League safety and punter, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills and Boston Patriots Levi Johnson, retired NFL cornerback, Detroit Lions Randy Johnson (American football), (June 17, 1944 ï¿½ September 17, 2009) was an American football player. He was the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons in their inaugural season of 1966. In 1974 he played with The Hawaiians of the World Football League. John Lauer, former CEO of B.F. Goodrich Eva Longoria, actress and model Maurice Lukefahr, agricultural scientist, known for research into plant resistance to insect pests Alvin Matthews, retired NFL cornerback, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers Jose S. Mayorga, Current Adjutant General of Texas National Guard 0 Jermane Mayberry, NFL Guard for the New Orleans Saints Dwayne Nix, College Football Hall of Famer Amado Pena, Artist Ernest Price, retired NFL defensive lineman, Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks John Randle, retired NFL Hall of fame defensive tackle Richard Ritchie, College Football Hall of Famer, Quarterback. Attorney at Law. Ricardo Sanchez, U.S. Army Lt. General Mario Santos, Jr. (Class of 1963), sheriff of Webb County from 1977 to 19880 Kimberly A. Scott, actress Heath Sherman, retired NFL running back Philadelphia Eagles Gil Steinke, NFL defensive back Philadelphia Eagles. Longtime coach of the Javelinas. Texas Sports Hall of Fame, deceased Jackie Stephenson, U.S. Army Brigadier General Bill Stevens, retired Exxon USA CEO Carlos Truan, member of both houses of the Texas Legislature from 1969 to 2003 Gene Upshaw, NFL Hall of Famer, former Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association, deceased Bill Vessey, Chief Meteorologist at KIII-TV, ABC Corpus Christi Manny Gomez, Head Football Coach Harlingen Cardinals Rio Grande Valley's Winningest HS Football Program, Harlingen, Texas
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