The University of Texas-Pan American Alumni Association, who met for its annual planning session in Edinburg on July 13, is earnestly working to set a roadmap as an organization that is key to the growth and success of UT Pan American now and beyond.

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Community invited to launch of the Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail Feb. 27-28 02-23-2015

Not many people, even South Texans, know that the last land battle of the American Civil War in May 1865 was fought at Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas. Nor are they aware of the visits to the region by Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.

UTPA welcomes Emmy Award-winning actress and activist America Ferrera March 5 02-18-2015

The University of Texas-Pan American welcomes Emmy Award-winning actress and activist America Ferrera as its next guest in the Distinguished Speakers Series for the 2014-2015 school year. Ferrera will speak March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

2015 Pillar of Success: Inspiring enterprise and impact 02-17-2015

To hear John David Franz’s story, one gets the impression that he has always been in a hurry – completing high school in three years at age 16, becoming a municipal judge in Hidalgo at 18, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Pan American University at 20, graduating from the University of Texas Law School at 23, being elected mayor of his hometown at 29 and appointed by the Governor of Texas to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Board at 34.

2015 Presidential Pillar: Reminiscing with a Bronc legend 02-17-2015

Though it’s been nearly 20 years since he last laced on the cleats as the Bronc coach, baseball is never very far from his heart or mind. In fact, the players Al Ogletree mentored through 40 seasons – 29 of them at Pan American (1969-1997) and its later incarnation, UTPA – still keep in touch.

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