2016 Annual Report - page 7

Graduate Nursing Students Present at
International Nursing Leadership Conference
Research on predictors of college
nursing students’ success conducted by
three TAMIU graduate Nursing students
earned them an opportunity to present
at a prestigious international nursing
leadership conference this year attended
by more than 460 participants.
Maria Cristina Vinegar, Chantilly
Demasiado and Ana Laura Cantú, all
pursuing the Family Nurse Practitioner
track under the Master of Science
in Nursing degree program at the
College of Nursing and Health Sciences,
presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Connection Conference in
Indianapolis, Indiana.
Their research, “Predictors of Student Success among Mexican-American and
Non-Hispanic Baccalaureate Nursing Students,” examined whether student success
can be predicted by entrance GPA, financial aid and a student’s perception of faculty
The study was a secondary data analysis from data previously collected at seven
universities across Texas by Dr. Marivic Torregosa,TAMIU assistant professor of
Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Program program coordinator.
The students’ research concluded that student academic success was significantly
predicted by entrance GPA, financial aid and perception of faculty caring.The
study also noted that entrance GPA is a good indicator of students’ past academic
TAMIU alum and former faculty
member, Dr. Norma Elia Cantú (‘73),
is now the Norene R. and T. Frank
Murchison Endowed Professor in
Humanities at San Antonio’s Trinity
University. She joined the Trinity faculty
this August.
Dr. Cantú, a prominent
cultural studies expert and
author, was most recently professor of
studies and English at
the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Cantú is
professor emerita
of English
and U.S. Latina/o Literatures at The
University of Texas at San Antonio. Her
teaching career also includes a 20-year
tenure on the faculty at TAMIU. Her
research and creative writings focus on
the cultural and literary production along
the U.S.-México borderlands.
of a permanent exhibit in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library’s Great Room. The
Great Room’s entrance features colorful heralds guiding visitors to the display, open
Trust representatives say the gift is in keeping with the charge of the Trust’s
forebear, the late Matias De Llano.
“Mr. De Llano directed the Trust continue his legacy: helping the community
he lived in and loved. This gift expands that legacy of caring, providing a rewarding
opportunity to contemplate this sacred text,” said Dennis Nixon,Trust Committee
chairman and International Bank of Commerce CEO.
The 1,165-page manuscript includes 160 major illuminations over seven volumes,
framing a Bible for the 21st Century. A broad spectrum of artistic styles, including
iconography, abstraction, chrysography and illustration, combine to create a visual
vocabulary for the sacred.
TAMIU Alum Gets Prestigious
Trinity University Professorship
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