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ConocoPhillips Makes a Donation to TAMIU

ConocoPhillips DonationConocoPhillips presented Texas A&M International University with a $25,000 Endowed scholarship to the College of Education  $25,000 in matching federal funds brought the total to $50,000 donated to the University. The gift will fund TAMIU student scholarships.

Also, $3,000 was donated to the Athletic Department, said Cash Smithwick of ConocoPhillips.

Humberto Gonzalez, dean of the College of Education at TAMIU, said that TAMIU was recently approved for a federal grant that matches any corporate-sponsored donation toward the education of teachers. ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company.  It is the third largest integrated energy company in the United States and the second largest refiner.

YES Camp

The ninth annual Youth Entrepreneurship Summer (YES) Camp has begun at Texas A&M International University with 140 students from Laredo area Baldo Garcia - YES Camphigh schools, a 27% increase in participation from last year. Also, 20 students from Zapata High School will be part of the experience. This is the third year of participation by the high school. 

Along with increasing their understanding of the role of free enterprise and enterprise development, the students who complete the course get three hours of academic credit from TAMIU through concurrent enrollment and, as a bonus, a semester of high school economics credit, according to J. Michael Patrick, director of the Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development. Dr. Patrick is one of the instructors along with Baldo Garcia '84 Texas Center associate; David Perez '90 a United South High School business computer teacher, Heleodoro Lozano '99 and  Richard Perez, Texas Center associates, and Andres Rivas, TAMIU finance professor. 

Sames Scholars

The 12 newest members of Texas A&M International University's select Sames Scholars Program were introduced at a recent reception at the University's Student Center. The Sames Scholars Program is a college-Sanchez Scholarsbound mentorship program which pairs high school students with University faculty mentors throughout their high school experience.  It offers students completing the program a four-year scholarship to TAMIU that includes tuition, books and fees.


The graduating seniors will be presented with laptop computers when they begin classes this Fall at TAMIU. Click here to view the entire story....

New Sanchez Scholars Cohort
Introduced at TAMIU Reception

A select group of  20 Texas A&M International University students have been named Sanchez Scholars by the Sanchez Family Foundation at a Sanchez Scholarsreception  for Scholars and their families held recently at TAMIU's  Student Center.

Sanchez Foundation Members Antonio R. "Tony" Sanchez and his wife Maria G. "Tani" Sanchez and daughter Ana Lee Sanchez Jacobs were present for the evening reception.  Click here to view the entire story...

Scholarship Opportunities Still Available at TAMIU

Scholarship opportunities are still available for the 2006 – 2007 school year at Texas A&M International University. Among the opportunities is the ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund.

The ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund offers the best and brightest Latino students scholarships, internships and leadership training to help them graduate and lead.


TAMIU Launches International Fellows with
Gift from Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation

Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation Gift

Texas A&M International University students will have an opportunity to study abroad thanks to a generous gift from the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation.

Shirley Gonzalez, Foundation Board member, explained that the $150,000 gift represents an especially strong interest to assist TAMIU students by the late Guadalupe Martinez. Martinez passed away this Spring after a lifelong tradition of local and regional philanthropy.  Click here to read the entire story...

Unveiling of the Sharkey-Corrigan Pipe Organ

Dr. Keck seated at the Sharkey-Corrigan Pipe OrganOn Sunday, July 23rd please join us to take a close look at the eight Sharkey-Corrigan Organtowers, sixty-nine ranks, four thousand and three pipes twenty-six feet tall at the unveiling of the Sharkey-Corrigan Organ. 

The presence of the Sharkey-Corrigan concert hall pipe organ at TAMIU will make it possible “for Laredoans of all ages to come in and listen to one of the world’s greatest repertoires of music,” according to Dr. Ray Keck, President.  Some of this music will be heard at the July 23 inaugural recital, where David Heller of San Antonio will also play “Laredo Fanfare,” an organ piece he composed specifically for the recital.  The recital will be at 5:00 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts recital hall and is free to the public.


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