February 2007

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Smithsonian Luncheon

TAMIU prepares for the arrival of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition


On Tuesday, January 30th Texas A&M International University honored 45 alumni, who will be part of the Smithsonian Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement Exhibition.  For their extraordinary contributions to our community, the stories of the 45 TAMIU alumni Latino role models, their personal life , and  career journeys will be exhibited as Picture Our Lives - Portraits of TAMIU Alumni Achievements, from March 1st through May 12, 2007 in the Student Center Rotunda.  Portraits of the honorees will accompany a biographical narrative which celebrates their success and Latino heritage. Hosted in the Student Center, the hub of student activity, the students will be able to learn about the journeys of TAMIU alumni and “see their future.” 


The local exhibit will complement TAMIU hosting the Smithsonian Latino Center’s traveling exhibit, Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement, which is supported by the Ford Motor Company Fund.  TAMIU will also present a number of activities and events which will focus on Latino achievements such as public school tours of the exhibition, class room projects, the Voices in the Monte Writers Series Lecture and workshop, and the Biliterate/Bicultural Fifth Annual Conference.



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Once again the Office of Alumni Relations phonathon is here!

Through the Grow with Us Phonathon,
we hope to achieve and increase alumni participation.

This phonathon would not be possible without our student callers. 

Please answer their call! It provides them with a great opportunity to meet and network with TAMIU alumni.
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Public dollars to support higher education are continuing to shrink while the number of people seeking affordable, quality, higher education continues to grow.  Gifts from alumni and others help bridge the gap.

Please join in – It is not too late to get your contribution!

We really need your help!

The seed you plant today will provide them with a beautiful tomorrow,


Please consider a gift to TAMIU scholarships

Career Services offers E-Networking!

Interested in becoming a mentor to current Texas A&M International University students?

We have implemented a program, DUSTY WORKS!, so that our students will be able to e-network with you concerning internships, career, or making presentations in clubs and classrooms.

Students can search for alumni based on selected criteria such as major, college and employment area, expertise area and hobby. To register click here. Students will be able to contact a total of 10 alumni mentors per month.

If you are recruiting for your company and would like to post jobs or internship information, please click here to register. Also, sign up for our annual Career Expo in 2007 at

If you are looking for a career change, please visit Go to the bottom of the page to register as alumni.

Should you have any questions about this e-networking (electronic networking) offered by the Office of Career Services, please contact us at 956.326.2260 or e-mail us at


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For more upcoming events click here.

F e b r u a r y


Get that ticket dismissed or take a brush up on your driving skills at Texas A&M International University. A six-hour defensive driving course offered by the Office of Special Programs. Registration is $25. The six-hour course will be taught over two days: Tuesday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 8. For more information, please contact Jessica Villarreal at 326.2700.


“The Tejano Project” Exhibit – (12:00 PM – 5:00 PM)


Don’t miss “The Tejano Project,” a photography exhibit by National Geographic photographer, Penny De Los Santos. The work will be a series of photos on the Texas border, in particular, the Laredo area. For more information, please call Alma Haertlein at 326.3041.

Location: TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Gallery


Dustdevils Men’s Basketball at Dallas Baptist
Dallas, TX 7:00PM


Dustdevils Women’s Basketball at St. Edward’s
Austin, TX  5:30PM

Dustdevils Men’s Basketball at St. Edward’s
Austin, TX 7:00PM


Dustdevils Women’s Basketball against Oklahoma Panhandle State –

Laredo, TX  KCB 5:30 PM

Dustdevils Men’s Basketball against Oklahoma Panhandle State- Laredo, TX – KCB 7:30 PM


Dustdevils Women’s Basketball against UT Permian Basin –

Laredo, TX – KCB 5:30 PM

Dustdevils Men’s Basketball against UT Permian Basin –

Laredo, TX – KCB – 7:30 PM

Dustdevils Women’s Basketball – at St. Mary’s –
San Antonio, TX – 5:30 PM

Dustdevils Men’s Basketball at St. Mary’s –
San Antonio, TX – 7:30 PM


Dustdevils Women’s Basketball – at Incarnate Word –
San Antonio, TX –
5:30 PM

Dustdevils Men’s Basketball – at Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX – 7:30 PM


Center for the study of the of the Western Hemispheric Trade 06-07
The International Bank of Commerce Speaker Series presents Deborah Meyers, Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.
“US-Mexico Border Security and Control Issues.”
7:30 PM


Dustdevils Women’s Basketball against Montana State Billings –

Laredo, TX – 5:30 PM- KCB

Dustdevils Women’s Basketball against Lincoln
Laredo, TX – 5:30 PM – KCB

Dustdevils Men’s Basketball against Lincoln 
Laredo, TX – 5:30 PM – KCB

TAMIU Band Concert Michael Stone Director –-
7:30 CFPA Recital Hall


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