Posted: 8/28/17

Robert Batey Remembered In Memoriam at TAMIU Sept. 8


Globe at TAMIU Entrance
Robert "Bob" Batey  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) will host a memorial event Friday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ Recital Hall for former colleague and employee Robert “Bob” Batey, who passed away last month.

Dr. Claudia San Miguel, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said the College organized the event to celebrate Batey’s legacy at TAMIU and in the community at large.

“Bob was a cherished member of our College of Arts and Sciences staff, and his initiative and guidance did much to shape our fine and performing arts profile here at the University, and in the community at large.  He leaves a profound legacy of advocacy for and participation in, the arts. We are looking forward to a chance to provide others an opportunity to share in and celebrate that legacy. And, of course, the Recital Hall was the site of so much of his contributions and energy, so we have a perfect stage for this observance,” Dr. San Miguel observed.

The event will include performances by colleagues, friends and students including members of the Laredo BorderSlam Poetry members, Dr. Gilberto Soto, Guitar; Dr. James Moyer, TAMIU Percussion Ensemble, and musicians and friends, Daniel Maldonado and Matt McVinnie 

For additional details, call Elizabeth Jones Rubio, Center for the Fine and Performing Arts director of events and operations, at 956.326.2654.