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TAMIU ‘Alumni Golden Celebration’ Postponed Posted: 3/10/20

TAMIU ‘Alumni Golden Celebration’ Postponed


TAMIU 50th Anniversary

This Friday, March 13 is the deadline for the purchase of early bird tickets for the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Alumni Association’s Golden Celebration Saturday, March 28 from 7 – 11 p.m. at TAMIU’s Academic Innovation Center. 


The event is a grand alumni reunion that’s part of the University’s milestone year-long 50th Anniversary celebration. Early bird tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple and are available at

Mario Peña (’78), 50th Anniversary Event chairman, said the event committee is excited to present the Alumni Golden Celebration. 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.

“This is truly a landmark celebration that for some of us represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, faculty and staff who walked alongside us during our educational journey,” Peña said, “We look forward to seeing alumni from the past five decades as they enjoy this grand celebration.”

The evening will include live entertainment with The Reen and Little Sister, food and drinks, giveaways, and  various activities for attendees.

An evening highlight will be the presentation of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: U.S. Congressman Henry Cuéllar (’82) and Dr. Norma Elia Cantú (’73), longtime faculty member and now the Norene R. and T. Frank Murchison Endowed Professor in Humanities at Trinity University.

Also recognized will be the six inaugural recipients  of the Rising Star Awards, which honor notable alumni who have excelled in their chosen professions.

Joshua Llamas (’16, ’19), and TAMIU Alumni Association President, said TAMIU’s 50th Anniversary symbolizes the celebration of an institution that has provided many opportunities for graduates to become better global citizens.

“Not only does TAMIU provide this quality education and opportunity, it instills a motivation to all who have lived and learned here,” Llamas said, “As TAMIU reflects back on its accomplishments and the successes of its alumni, we aim to recognize the efforts and commitment of each and every single person who has ever walked the University’s grounds.”

He continued, “It is our pleasure to invite every alum to our TAMIU Alumni Golden Celebration to celebrate the accomplishments and commitment of our institution and its students. “We hope that as alumni, we can continue to support the efforts of our University and take it to greater heights together,” he concluded.

50th Anniversary event Visionary Sponsors include Falcon Bank, The City of Laredo, Texas Community Bank, IBC Bank, Webb County and La Posada Hotel. Champion Sponsors include  Taco Palenque and Leader Sponsors are  BBVA Compass Bank and Southern Distributing.


Congressman Henry Cuéllar

Congressman Henry Cuéllar

Dr. Norma Elia Cantú

Dr. Norma Elia Cantú

For more information on the Alumni Golden Celebration, please contact Richelle García, project coordinator, Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 956.326.2176, email or visit the event’s site at

TAMIU is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and its 25th Anniversary at its north Laredo campus throughout 2020. A dedicated website shares the University’s remarkable transformation from a hybrid upper-level University to a full doctoral degree-granting University with over 29,000 graduates worldwide that enrolls over 8,400 students. Visit the calendar of Anniversary events, explore the University’s timeline, review alumni profiles 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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