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November 2018 Edition

Cheers, laughter and tears filled the Grand Ballrooms on campus as some of the Tallant's closest friends and supporters gathered to celebrate an era. Guest speakers from accross the state of Texas shared Tallant-filled stories of inspiration, humor, and appreciation. Bishop Michael Mulvey shared, "One of the things I love most about Steve Tallant is he allowed us to dream and we dreamed big."

Speakers included Mayor Sam Fugate, Joe Henkel, Jean Claire Turcotte, Chairman Charles W. Schwartz, Chancellor John Sharp, Tarleton State President Dominic Dottavio, LTG (Ret.) Ricardo Sanchez, Robert J. Underbrink, Gloria Hicks, Dr. Nick Adame and Stephen J. "Tio" Kleberg. Abby Lozano also presented Dr. Tallant with a Resolution from the Texas House of Representatives on behalf of Representative J. M. Lozano.

Closing out the evening Dr. Tallant shared an emotional message stating. "I will always remember the things we accomplished here together, but what I'll remember most is how we did it and why we did it - for the students of South Texas." We will miss Dr. and Mrs. Tallant's presence on campus and in the community, but we know they will always be Javelinas.

Foundation Establishes Tallant Presidential Scholarship Endowment

Dr. Steven & Mrs. Karen Tallant

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation established the Steven & Karen Tallant Presidential Scholarship Endowment in honor of their service to our University. If you would like to join them with a contribution in support of Dr. & Mrs. Tallant, gifts of any size are encouraged and one-time gifts or multi-year pledges are welcome. Contributions totaling $10,000 or more will be matched by the TAMUK Foundation.

Tallant Recognized as President Emeritus

Regents approved the President Emeritus designation for Dr. Steven H. Tallant. “I am honored and humbled to be named President Emeritus,” he shared. “I want to thank the Board of Regents, Chancellor John Sharp for the opportunity to serve as president of Texas A&M-Kingsville for these past 10 years.”

Top 5 in Texas

Be a Javelina Heritage Keeper

Javelina Alumni, you got mail! We hope you enjoy your special gift of Javelina Heritage inside and display it with pride! Your support is vital to Javelina Nation. It preserves our traditions and empowers future Javelinas.

Traditions, like clapping along to Jalisco during Homecoming, are the ties that bind current students with alumni. By making a gift of any size to the Javelina Heritage initiative or any designation you choose, you will be part of a bold new future during our most ambitious, comprehensive campaign in university history! Join us in raising $100 million dollars for programs that will mold the future of Javelina Nation, because WITH YOU, our heritage remains strong and our future is WITHOUT LIMITS.

If you did not receive the Javelina Heritage mailer and decal, please provide your updated information below or email us at giving@tamuk.edu.

Mariachi Javelina Places 2nd

Congratulations to Mariachi Javelina who placed 2nd at the 24th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza National Group Competition in San Antonio, Texas.

Making Javelina Volleyball History

Say hello to the first American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) First-Team All-American in our program history! Madison Brabham set records and honors throughout her Javelina Volleyball career, including LSC Player of the Year, LSC Offensive Player of the Year, LSC All-Tournament Selection, LSC First Team and Division II Conference Commisioner's Association All-South Central Region First-Team. Congratulations, Madison!

The Holiday Season has Arrived

Buy Javelina Gear Dec 3-16

December 3-16, 2018 you can save 25% on select gear at the Javelina Nation Bookstore located in the Memorial Student Union Building. Javelina Alumni can also make purchase online and take advantage of FREE SHIPPING with promo code: FSIAC through December 31, 2018!


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