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TAMIU faculty members receive OTotY, DTotY awards
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TAMIU faculty members receive OTotY, DTotY awards

TAMIU faculty members receive OTotY, DTotY awards By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 Two TAMIU faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences received honors based on their teaching strengths. In late 2020, the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award went to Assistant Professional Charlene K. Summers and the Distinguished Teacher of the Year award went to Associate Professor Aaron Olivas, both in the Department of Humanities at Texas A&M International University. Rolando Santos | TAMIU Public RelationsAssistant Professional and Interim Director of the First-Year Writing Program Charlene K. Summers received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. “I felt an incredible boost of morale when I received the news,” Olivas emailed The Br...
Academia, Features, Humans of TAMIU, On Campus, Professor Profile

Thompson discovers treasure trove

Author discovers treasure trove By Allan RodriguezSports EditorPublished March 30, 2020 From secrets kept hidden in a shoe box, an award-winning history professor used letters and photographs to create his newest book. Growing up in the mountains of western New Mexico, Regents Professor Jerry Thompson often wondered why there were no visits from his grandparents and why his mother never spoke about the other side of the family. “It seemed like they did not exist,” Thompson recalled. The truth came out right after his discovery of a shoe box hidden by his mother. He discovered letters and photographs that revealed secrets about his family line and about his grandfather—a Cherokee cowboy by the name of Joe Lynch Davis. “In the early 20th century, Davis was at the center o...
Language professors bring a world of knowledge to students
International Studies, Professor Profile

Language professors bring a world of knowledge to students

For some students, learning a foreign language can be an exciting endeavor and an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of other cultures. For others, it can be a daunting task filled with anxiety and frustration. The language faculty at Texas A&M International University includes several dedicated and patient instructors, including Julien and Melody Carrière, assistant professors of French and Italian. (more…)
Changing Perspectives
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Changing Perspectives

By Danny Zaragoza From South Korea to South Texas, former University of Texas instructor and now part of the TAMIU family, Dr. Ji Won Kim has brought with her a generous amount of personal and professional experience and a unique perspective of Laredo and TAMIU students.   (more…)
Features, Professor Profile

Phenomenal Woman: Alicia Coronado

A season of giving has come and gone once again. For most of us, the spirit of giving manifested itself in the form of loose change dropped in Salvation Army buckets on our way out of the mall, or through old clothes dropped off at local clothing drives. Maybe some of us felt extra generous and lent a hand to someone in need. Still, in the hustle and bustle of this modern age, it’s easy to forget the importance of giving rather than receiving.   Yet in the blur of life, there are individuals who devote themselves to giving selflessly to those around them. Alicia Coronado is one of those people. A resident of Laredo since 2001, Coronado has dedicated her life and career to serving some of the country’s most vulnerable populations, including recent immigrants and children in the fos...
Pushing the Ph.D.
Academia, Professor Profile

Pushing the Ph.D.

Dr. Ariadne Gonzalez received her Ph.D. over the summer while teaching courses for the Department of Psychology and Communication. Gonzalez first graduated from TAMIU with a Bachelor of Arts in communication.  She then received her master's, also in communication, from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Now, just this summer, she earned her Ph.D. in organizational communication from Texas A&M-College Station. (more…)
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