Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding gatherings and social distancing, the TAMIU Alumni Golden Celebration is currently postponed until further notice.
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We look forward to celebrating our milestone with you in the near future.
Be safe. Be well.
TAMIU Alumni Association
The TAMIU Alumni Association is hosting its first-ever Alumni Reunion in celebration of our University's 50th Anniversary.
Tickets are on sale now! Due to COVID-19 our originally-scheduled date of Saturday, March 28, has been postponed. Once it is considered safe to hold larger gatherings we will announce an updated reunion date. Until then, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay updated.
We are offering a variety of sponsorship levels for this event. Current sponsorship opportunities include band/DJ, photo booth, bar, charging stations, souvenir and gift bags, event lighting, printed programs, and giving/ matching scholarship funds. If you're interested in sponsoring this event, contact Richelle Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your ticket includes the following:
Sponsored by TAMIU Athletics Dustdevil Club
Sign up your Future Dustdevil (ages 5 - 12) for a night of fun free of charge. This is a 1-day sport/activity camp sponsored by the TAMIU Athletics Dustdevil Club for TAMIU alumni minor children from 5-12 years old attending the TAMIU 50th Anniversary Golden Celebration! Activities include fun stuff in the KCB including but not limited to Soccer, Board Games, Cheer, Basketball, and other sports.
U.S. Congressman Henry Cuéllar, MBA, ’82
Dr. Norma Elia Cantú, PhD, ’73
2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: U.S. Congressman Henry Cuéllar (MBA, ’82) and Dr. Norma Elia Cantú (PhD, ’73), longtime faculty member, now the Norene R. and T. Frank Murchison Endowed Professor in Humanities at Trinity University.
The honorees will be awarded during the TAMIU Alumni Golden Celebration, a grand alumni reunion that will take place March 28, from 7-11 p.m. at TAMIU’s Academic Innovation Center. Attendees will span alumni from all classes and generations in the University’s 50-year history as Texas A&I University at Laredo, Laredo State University and TAMIU.
Also recognized will be winners of the Rising Star Awards, which recognizes notable alumni who have excelled in their chosen professions.
Ms. Leslie D. Martinez
University College, Multidisciplinary Studies
Joseph P. Byrd
College of Education, Educational Administration
Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner
Eduardo Castillo, Jr.
College of Arts and Sciences, English
Dr. Alejandro G. Barrera
College of Arts and Sciences, Biology
A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, Business Administration
The TAMIU Alumni Association will host a memorial altar, also known in Mexican culture as an ofrenda, to commemorate Alumni, Faculty, and Staff who have passed over the last 50 years of TAMIU. Upload information and images here. For questions contact the Office of Alumni Relations.
Q: Is this event still happening?
A: We have made the decision to postpone this event until further notice due to the safety concerns regarding COVID-19. We are monitoring the situation closely and look forward to welcoming alumni to this event once a new event date is announced. In the meantime, you can stay updated with TAMIU's response to the Coronavirus.
Q: Where can I purchase tickets?
A: Tickets are not available for purchase at this time due to COVID-19. Once a new date is confirmed and announced, attendees can purchase their tickets online (link will be posted throughout this webpage), in person at KLM 261, and at the door the day of the event.
Q: Am I a TAMIU Alumni if I graduated from Texas A&I Laredo or Laredo State University?
A: Yes! TAMIU’s name may have changed over the years, but its sense of unity has not. Graduates of Texas A&I Laredo and Laredo State University are considered TAMIU Dustdevils.
Q: Can my spouse attend the Alumni Golden Celebration?
A: Of course! There are couple and group discounts available. Once tickets go back on sale you will be able to select this option.
Q: Can my child attend the Alumni Golden Celebration?
A: This event is not open to anyone under the age of 18. However, TAMIU Athletics has partnered with the Alumni Association to provide a Dustdevil Camp during the duration of the Alumni Golden Celebration to ensure a fun and safe evening for both parents and children. For information on this opportunity, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 956.326.4483.
Q: What is the attire for the Alumni Golden Celebration?
A: Business Casual