Category: 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.

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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.


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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 foster care system.


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Pushing the PhD

Dr. Ariadne Gonzalez received her PhD over the summer while teaching courses for the Department of Psychology & Communications. Dr. Gonzalez first graduated from TAMIU with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.  She then received her Masters, also in Communications, 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.

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