May 2018 Edition
2018 Spring Graduation
More than 1,150 graduates walked the stage during the three commencement ceremonies on May 18th. DrArnold Gonzales '71, former state representative, spoke at the first two ceremonies. Rick Garza '98, President of the Javelina Alumni Association, brought a welcome on behalf of the association.
Javelina Track & Field
The 2018 Javelina men's track and field team was crowned the 2018 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Champions. The Hogs achieved a team score of 65 points in addition to four individual national champions, as 113 total teams competed in this year's national meet with the Hogs besting them all.
"It's an extremely difficult meet to win," head coach Ryan Dall exclaimed after winning the title, " People say there's never a perfect meet, but we had a perfect meet! You can't ask for more than that.
The Javelinas' 2018 title defense will culminate at the 2019 NCAA Division-II Outdoor National Championships hosted at Javelina Stadium, in Kingsville, Texas.
Javelinas' Historic Run
The No. 26 Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball program had its historic run at the Division-II College World Series come to a close on Wednesday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex as top-seeded Florida Southern took the decision in the elimination game, 8-0.
TAMUK also experienced it's first-ever win in the CWS after 2018 LSC Freshman of the Year Tyler Flores bore the brunt of the work in a 9-0 win over Mercyhurst on Tuesday, May 29, also featuring the first home run of the season from redshirt-sophomore, Kohl Ullman.
Despite the unfavorable exit, the Hogs still have plenty to celebrate after battling back through the elimination bracket in the NCAA South Central Regional to claim their first-ever regional championship and berth to the Division-II College World Series.
Alumnus Featured in The Business Journal
V. Louis Mogas '63 '64, of Houston, founded Mogas Industries in 1973 to develop, design and manufacture severe-service valves. Since then the company has become one of the most trusted, high-quality valve manufacturers in the world with service centers in China, Australia, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Online Industrial Engineering Program Ranked among the Best:
Texas A&M University-Kingsville is home to one of the best master’s-level online engineering programs in the nation, according to the Best College Reviews web site.
The site ranked the online A&M-Kingsville Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program ninth in the nation among the Best Master’s Degree Programs in Engineering Online for 2018.
Best College Reviews ranks using a point system that takes into account tuition costs, U.S. News and World Report recognition, the program’s customization options and a Wow factor—that is, unique features of the program.
From all of us here at Javelina Nation, we say THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Javelina Football Alumni Golf Tournament on May 19. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!