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August 2005

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Welcome to Texas A&M International       University Alumni Association’s Monthly         E-Newsletter! This is the official on-line source for news about alumni leaders in our communities. We invite you to learn more about the TAMIU Alumni Association.

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Patty Canseco '01

Alumni Relations Director


Alumnus of the Month....  


Larua Moncivais

Laura Moncivais, 2002 BSN graduate, claims that living on campus while she was attending TAMIU made the difference in her college experience. At first she would drive back and forth to Zapata where she lived with her family. But she soon realized that the time she was on the highway was valuable time she could be using to study.

Living within  walking distance of the library and the computer lab provided a safe environment. She spent countless hours in the Canseco School of Nursing computer labs working on the special programs and tutorials  made available for the nursing students.

Laura enjoyed the opportunity of meeting  international students. She made friends with students from Puerto Rico, Thailand, Morocco, and Greece. She embraced the diversity and will always remember the amazing relationships she established.

Today she lives in Zapata with her 21 old month baby girl Kristelle and works for two home health agencies.  At a recent Alumni gathering in Zapata, she offered to serve as class representative.

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The TAMIU Walk of Fame is located on the Green near the water fountain.  Leave your mark at TAMIU. Purchase a brick to be placed in the Walk of Fame.


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    Keep your address current with the TAMIU Alumni Association. Please send us photos to share with the TAMIU family!

To update your information, please send an   e-mail to: alumni@tamiu.edu

or click on the link to download the update form and send it to us via  e-mail or mail TAMIU Alumni Update Form.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader please click here to download

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Don't Let Your


Miss Out!

If you know classmates or friends who are not receiving this e-newsletter, please encourage them to update their e-mail address and/or other contact information at alumni@tamiu.edu.

$1,000 Scholarship Offered

to Students that Stay at Dorms

Housing requests at Texas A&M International University are on the rise and University officials are urging students reserve their rooms for this Fall in order to insure accommodation. This year a $1,000 scholarship is being given to all students who will reside in the Residence Halls for both Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 semesters.

Two housing options  are now available at TAMIU: University Village on the campus' west side, and the new Residential Learning Community on the east side of the campus. Combined, both facilities have the capability of housing 650 residents.

Both are gated facilities and offer on-site management and resident assistants and varying amenities including swimming pools, cable TV, high-speed Internet, social lounges and laundry facilities.

Individual contracts are available for all housing.

University Village offers fully and unfurnished apartment homes, community center with widescreen TV,  swimming pool, a spa, laundry facility and free basic cable and Internet. Floor plans range from one bedroom to four bedrooms.

The Residential Learning Community offers all private bedrooms, a lounge with plasma TV, lighted basketball court, two sand volleyball courts and a swimming pool with sun deck. 

Applications for both housing facilities can be made online at housing.tamiu.edu.

For more information, visit offices located at 5281 University Boulevard (Residential Learning Center) or 4907 University Boulevard (University Village) or call (956) 326-1300 for the Residential Learning Center or (956) 326-0161 for University Village.


Career Tips…

As the American population grows older and more dependent on technology, the number of medical and computer related jobs is escalating rapidly to keep pace with demand. According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 15 of the 30 fastest-growing jobs in the United States are in healthcare, and another seven are computer related.

Here is a list of some of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States:


  • Computer Software Engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Fitness and aerobics instructors
  • Home Health Aides                                                
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts          
  • Physician Assistants                      
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Post secondary Teachers
  • Social and Human Service Assistants

You can get statistics from the BLS's Occupational Outlook Handbook located at the Texas A&M International University’s Office of Career Services, Student Center, Room 114.

Source: Morsch, Laura, CareerBuilder.com

Next AutMus Fest Meeting:  August 8th

75 Days Until...

TAMIU Alumni Association's

Autumn Music Festival


AutMus Publicity Committee MeetingPlanning Committee Meeting 1

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October 8, 2005

TAMIU Campus

To volunteer, call

Patty Canseco at 956.326.2171 or

E-mail:  alumni@tamiu.edu


TAMIU Alumni Association

Quarterly Meetings


September 14, 2005

December 7, 2005

March 8, 2006

June 7, 2006

TAMIU Alumni Gatherings

August 2005 - Tyler, Texas

For more information contact: 

Patty Canseco at 956.326.2171 or

E-mail:  alumni@tamiu.edu

Who Was Your Favorite

Faculty Member

at LSU, Texas A&I-Laredo,


Do you have a funny, sweet or poignant story to share about your favorite professor?  Send your "Faculty Memory," along with your full name (including maiden name) and year of graduation, to alumni@tamiu.edu.  We will share these faculty memories in future editions of TAMIU Alumni E-News.

How did TAMIU Make a

Difference in Your Life?

We're looking for stories to be used in publication, to share with prospective student and parents and others in the TAMIU community.  In 200 words or less, describe how your education and experience at TAMIU shaped your professional life.  Please submit your story to alumni@tamiu.edu.  Be sure to include your full name (including maiden name) and year of graduation. If your story is selected, it will be used in print publications and/or on our web site, and we'll contact you for a photo.


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