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TAMIU Alumni Association's Virtual 50th Anniversary Bash Saturday Posted: 9/03/20

TAMIU Alumni Association's Virtual 50th Anniversary Bash Saturday


Mario Pena
Mario Peña, TAMIU Alumni Association Committee Chair  


A 50th Anniversary is cause to celebrate…and so the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Alumni Association will do so worldwide with its Virtual 50thAnniversary Bash, “Alumni@Home,” scheduled this  Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.

The Association is bringing home the University with over 13 hours of fun content that celebrates TAMIU’s impact, legacy and ongoing mission. Registration for the day-long celebration will be $30 per household and can be completed online at: . Fees collected will help support the Alumni Association’s mission and projects. 

“While this wasn’t how any of us had envisioned celebrating this momentous occasion, we were committed to find a way to honor our shared history and reach out to our alumni around the world…and just around the corner.  Fortunately, the University’s technology capability is robust and has made it possible for us deliver a fun and meaningful experience worthy of our celebration,” said Mario Peña (’78), Alumni@Home Event Committee Chair.

The Alumni@Home day will be delivered as Scheduled Events and additional All Day-Long programming of special content.  There will be a mix of live and recorded content shared online.

Scheduled Events include:

President’s Welcome Video & Exclusive Alumni News

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

LIVE Read by Dr. Jerry Thompson, Regents Professor

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Kindness Rocks! Painting Activity (Children 5+) 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m

TAMIU Talks: Young Professionals Session

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

LIVE Cooking Tutorial with Border Foundry's Pete Mims

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Rising Star Watch Party On Facebook Live

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

LIVE Trivia Game (TAMIU Culture)

1:00 – 1:20 p.m.

LIVE Painting Tutorial

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

TAMIU Talks: Success & Leadership

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

LIVE Trivia Game (International)

3:00 – 3:20 p.m.

LIVE Distinguished Alumni Panel

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Honoring Congressman Dr. Henry Cuéllar (’82) and Dr. Norma E. Cantú (’73).

LIVE Virtual Wine Tasting

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

LIVE Trivia Game (Athletics)

5:00 – 5:20 p.m.

LIVE Performance: TAMIU Jazz Trio

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

LIVE Trivia Game (50 Years of Pop Culture)

7:00 – 7:20 p.m.

Band Performance by Little Sister

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

LIVE and Virtual Fireworks Show!

9:00 – 9:15 p.m.         

All Day Content will include an alumni virtual art exhibit and contest, yoga with alums, a High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class, a cooking tutorial featuring maroon pancakes, family fitness activities, a TAMIU-themed cocktail demo, a TAMIU Organ performance, a most-spirited pet competition and a Trailblazers Tower light and bells show.

50th Anniversary 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 Popeyes. Leader Sponsors are BBVA Compass Bank and Southern Distributing.

Richelle García, event contact, said the University is committed to making Alumni@Home an accessible virtual experience.

“We are committed to providing an accessible virtual experience provided the request for accommodation is made at least seven days in advance of the event. If you or your guest require accommodations, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or call 956.326.2170,” García said.

Register now at:

To find out more about the University’s 50thAnniversary, visit the dedicated website at  

It shares the University’s transformation from a hybrid upper-level campus to a full doctoral degree-granting University. It traces the University’s history in an immersive timeline, shares its impact in personal stories and features, offers a dedicated music playlist through the years and looks at the future ahead.

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