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Dr. Steve Bain has collaborated with UHI to address the challenges associated with rural mental health issues
Texas A&M University-Kingsville is an official co-sponsor of the International Rural Mental Health Conference: Tackling Isolation and Fostering Connections. The conference is scheduled for August 2019 at Inverness College UHI in Inverness, Scotland.
The primary emphasis relates to international and global perspectives of rural mental health. Supportive topics include isolation and loneliness in rural/remote areas, creativity for dementia care, technological approaches, learning from lived experience, mental health and wellbeing in the rural workforce, rural mental health research and scholarship, rural mental health and young people, and community-led initiatives for rural mental health and wellbeing.
Dr. Steve Bain will be attending along with other faculty who submit proposals related to rural mental health and are accepted.
"As a co-sponsor of this historic event, TAMUK’s role is to expand research, collaboration, advocacy, and dialogue as it relates to a global view of rural mental health," Dr. Steve Bain, Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling said.
President Emeritus Tallant to team with university foundation board
With the beginning of the New Year, Texas A&M University-Kingsville welcomed our 20th President Mark Hussey. President Hussey assumed his role on Jan. 2, 2019, and began his dedicated service to the development of the university, following longtime university president Dr. Steven Tallant. As part of his initiative to prioritize the partnership with the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation, Inc., President Hussey is pleased to announce that President Emeritus Tallant will serve in a consultant role alongside the Foundation, contributing to the university’s continued advancement.
President Emeritus Tallant
“I am thrilled Dr. Tallant will continue to be a visible member of the Javelina Family. His service in this new role is a testament of his love for this university,” exclaimed President Hussey. “As the second-longest serving president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Dr. Tallant reflects the values of service, excellence, discovery and opportunity. His work will continue to help secure a margin of programmatic excellence and provide opportunities for young men and women to attend college.”
Dean shares importance of higher education
As previously reported, Dr. Alberto Ruiz recently helped the university receive national attention by delivering shirts to young students at Copperfield Elementary school.
Margaret Olivarez, the third grade teacher who sought out university shirts for her students, was recently quoted in The Dartmouth, talking about Dr. Ruiz.
“Dr. Alberto Ruiz, [the dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Kingsville], adopted our school,” she said. “He talked to the students about the importance of a higher education. He was one of 10 children in his family and he was a first-generation college student,"