April 2008

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                 Alumni Spotlight

TAMIU ACP Student Named Outstanding Intern by TACA

Ronnie Castro



The Texas Alternative Certification Association (TACA) announced Ronnie Castro, '02, '05 the 2008 TACA Intern of the Year: 8–12.


        Castro's entry was submitted among others from throughout the state's alternative certification programs. He was selected on his:


  • Teaching performance in the classroom
  • Contributions and participation in school or districts committees
  • Positive working relationships with parents, peers and the community
  • Unique contributions to the school
  • Leadership responsibilities   

              This is his second year as a teacher at United Independent School District’s Lyndon B. Johnson High School. He teaches senior English.  

             “I am optimistic about my future as a professional public school educator, and I plan to strive harder in the next few years to become a better teacher than I am today. It has been a rewarding experience to work with young and energetic high school students and turn them on to the real world possibilities that a higher education" said Castro.

Alumni Activities



Do you have ideas for AutMus? Join the Alumni Association for a planning meeting, for the best concert in Laredo, taking place on April 22 at 6:00 pm at TAMIU in the Student Center -202.   AutMus Fest 2008 is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2008.  




2nd Annual Alumni Soccer Game




Former members of TAMIU’s Men’s Soccer Team hit the field against the current team on Friday,

April 4th,at 8:00pm.The game is free and open to the public.  Come support us!

For More Information:

Coach Arias 

956-326-2893   carias@tamiu.edu

Juan G. Garcia Jr., ’05, ’07

956-326-2267   jgarcia@tamiu.edu



Volunteer Opportunity


Graduation is almost here once again and it’s time for the Alumni Association’s Bi-Annual Fundraiser. Volunteer help is greatly appreciated with the Graduation Rose Sale on Thursday, May, 8th and/ or Friday May 9th.   To assist with the fundraiser, E-mail: 

Gloria.Madrigal@Mercy.Net  or call Gloria Madrigal (’98, ‘04) at (956)251-5788.




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