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'Let's Jam,' ‘Women in Global Business’ Top TAMIU Continuing Ed November Offerings Posted: 11/06/19

'Let's Jam,' ‘Women in Global Business’ Top TAMIU Continuing Ed November Offerings


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This November, learn how to make delicious strawberry jam and pickles, hear from an empowered woman in global business, or get training on Texas teacher evaluation through engaging events and classes presented by Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Office of Continuing Education.

On Thursday, Nov. 7, Thursday, Nov. 14, and Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Tracy Mapus, owner of La Gorra Azul Ranch, will share her passion and mastery of canning and pickling by teaching “Let’s Jam,”  a class on the art of making strawberry jam, bread and butter pickles, and lemon marmalade. Class cost is $75 per person.

Mapus has been a Laredo local for over 25 years and her love of the outdoors, growing her own food, and experimenting in the kitchen has become a hobby she enjoys sharing and teaching about with her family, friends and others. As a beekeeper, cattle rancher, and expert gardener, she has also mastered the art of canning, given her love of fresh and seasonal produce and flavors.

On Thursday, Nov. 14, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Academic Innovation Center 126, Angela Williams, director of Channel Sales for ARM, Inc., will be the keynote speaker during a presentation entitled,  “Women in Global Business.” The event is free and open to the public.

In her role at ARM, Inc., a technology company, Williams manages a team throughout North America and Europe. She and her team are responsible for developing and enabling ARM solutions in startups to Tier 1 companies. Williams started with ARM 14 years ago, managing inside sales, distribution channel, world-wide inside sales to Channel.  She holds a bachelor of science in Agriculture from Oklahoma State University.

To register or explore a full list of courses offered year-round through the TAMIU Office of Continuing Education, please visit

All class schedules are subject to change. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education for course confirmation.

For more information about Continuing Education classes, please contact Michelle Begwin, Continuing Education administrative associate, at 956.326.2837, email or visit offices located in the TAMIU Student Center, room 118.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

TAMIU is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and its 25th Anniversary at its north Laredo campus throughout 2019-2020.  A dedicated website shares the University’s transformation from a hybrid upper-level university to a full doctoral degree-granting University. It includes a calendar of Anniversary events and more at

For more on the University’s story, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email, click on or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.






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