News & Events

Spring 2019 Members

Spring 2019 Members

Univerisity Honors Progeam Spring Orientation

Fall Community Engagement Awards

Jacob Ramirez

Jacob Ramirez

Semester Community Service Recognition

Martha Lerma

Martha Lerma

Graduate Community Engagement Award


Students may submit their abstract for the 2019 Great Plains Honors Council Conference directly to
Dr. Blackwell
. Travel to the GPHC will be sponsor by the UHP office for selected students.


2018 Faculty Member of the Year

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UHP Faculty Member of the Year Dr. Kate A. Houston

2018 Faculty of the Year Event

UHP Faculty Nominees

Dr. Sumalai Maroonroge
Congratulations to Dr. Sumalai Maroonroge
for beeing selected as the University Honors Program Faculty Member
of the Year 2016-2017.

Congratulations to all of our honor's students that placed in the 2017 LBV Conference in their respected field of study.

Arts & Humanities and Communication
3rd place: Adrian Martinez (group) “Appreciating the Counterpoint in Johann Sebastian Bach's, Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor 2nd Movement, Largo, BWV 1043”

Biology & Chemistry
1st place: Carolina Alfaro “The Minimal Bacterial Genome as a New Tool to Analyze Evolutionary Relationships”

1st place: Bailey McCawley “Who is Better at Understanding Emotion?”
2nd place: Martha Vasquez “Voice Perception of Long Neck Karen: Trained vs. Untrained Ear”
3rd place: Kimberly Almanza “Can we perceive emotions without knowing the language?”

Engineering, Mathematics & Physics
1st place: Ana Cruz “Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)”
2nd place: Zoe Godines (group) “Drone Technology in Oil Spills”

1st place: Claudia Serna “Awareness of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus among Mexican-American women in South Texas.”

Bailey McCawley Grand Prize Winner

Special congratulation goes out to Bailey McCawley for being the LBV Conference Grand Prize Winner with her presentation of “Who is Better at Understanding Emotion?”

Ana Cruz

Ana Cruz placed 1st in her category presenting the "Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)”

Spring 2017 - Congratulations to our UHP Member for their Academic Achievement.  

UHP would like to congratulate our upcoming graduate, Ms. Daniela C. Ortiz on her acceptance to UT Health Science Center School of Dentistry. Daniela will be graduating TAMIU this Spring 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts major in biology and a minor in chemistry. She will pursue a Doctoral of Dental Surgery degree starting fall at the UT Health Science Center School of Dentistry at San Antonio. 

Daniela Ortiz
Daniela C. Ortiz

“My love for dentistry was awakened after experiencing an orthographic surgery in high school. This experience allowed me to see at first hand how science and art beautifully come together to change the quality of a patient’s life, ultimately restoring function and self-esteem. Volunteering at dental clinics across Laredo have shown me the magnitudes of oral health disparities and have enlarged my passion for being a future advocate in dentistry. I plan to address the homeless and underserved communities along the south Texas-Mexico border by establishing programs that can help patients with limited resources. My current position as a biology and chemistry tutor at the University Learning Center has reassured my passion for teaching. I plan to explore the fields of surgery and academia within dentistry. I would like to thank the University Honors Program for funding my education and allowing me to participate in conferences across the state of Texas. The University Honors Program has strengthened my critical thinking skills and has given me the opportunity to work with amazing faculty at TAMIU.” 

-- Daniela C.Ortiz

01/13/2017 UHP Spring Orientation 

UHP will be having our Spring Orientation Meeting Friday, January 13, 2017. We will be welcoming our new cohort and returning students. At Orientation we will review news and updates to the program. Representatives from TAMIU offices and organizations will be presenting on their programs and services for UHP members. 

Welcome Our New Spring 2017 Cohort

Spring 2017

University Honors Program Spring 2017 Members

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Group 2

12/13/2016  UHP Graduate Recognition Ceremony

UHP will be recognizing our senior members graduating this Fall 2016. They will be presented with all the UHP graduation items. As well we will be recognizing the top student in their category who excelled in making a difference in the community by volunteering their time through the University Honors Program.

Fall 2016 Graduates

Fall 2016 Graduates
Patricio Rodriguez, Valeria Sanchez, Doris Gonzalez, Karina Rios, Carla Sandoval, and Rolando Vedia

Certificate: Valeria Lizette Sánchez 
Certificate with Thesis: Doris J. González and Carla Selina Sandoval
Diploma: Karina Ríos, Patricio E. Rodríguez, and Rolando Antonio Vedia

Service Recognition Ceremony

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Karina Rios, Yahaira Franco, Jose De Jesus Alvarado

Community Service Recognition Fall 2016
Joseé De Jesús Alvarado (Upperclassmen 60sch+)
Yahaíra S. Franco (Underclassmen 59sch -)

Fall 2016 Graduate Community Engagement Service Award
Karina Rios


09/12/16 to 9/30/2016    PATHWAYS CONFERENCE 

13th Annual PATHWAYS Student Research Symposium registration is now open visit www.pvamu.edu/pathwars.
Students may present both poster and oral presentations in all disciplines at this conference sponsored by TAMIU.
For more information call 956.326.3026, www.tamiu.edu/orsp/Student 


Nov. 3, 2016 Pathways Student Research Symposium

Andrea Fuentes

Andrea Fuentes
Placed 2nd as a discipline Winner for Undergraduate in education with her research poster presentation
"Audiology Around the World"

08/19/2016  Fall Orientation 

The UHP would like to welcome all our honors students back to their academics studies.
We are excited to start our 2016-2017 academic year with over 200 members and counting.

University Honors Program Members - Fall 2016

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A warm welcome to our new Fall 2016 cohort members

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University Honors Program
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