USAA grant supports access and equity project for first generation students

USAA grant supports access and equity project for first generation students

A $1 million grant from USAA is helping to launch a multi-year program to assist first-generation college students and their parents in navigating the admission process at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.  The La Familia project is a comprehensive program of academic enrichment, family engagement, and scholarships to encourage first-generation students and their families in South […]

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Professors provide their sustainability insights

Professors provide their sustainability insights

Faculty members from across A&M-San Antonio (including Dr. Bryan Bayles, pictured above) reflect on what sustainability means to them within the context of their academic disciplines. Today sustainability encompasses a broad scope of interests and activities, including clean energy, biodiversity, environmental and social justice, DEI, and mental and physical well-being, among other priorities. A&M-SA Today […]

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University receives national Seal of Excelencia

University receives national Seal of Excelencia

Texas A&M University-San Antonio is one of 10 exemplar institutions nationwide to earn the 2021 Seal of Excelencia from Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority on efforts to accelerate Latino student success in higher education. A&M-San Antonio, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, joins a prestigious group of 14 Seal-certified institutions in the country ensuring America’s future […]

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Alumni Award Winners Celebrated

Alumni Award Winners Celebrated

Congratulations to the 2021 Texas A&M University-San Antonio alumni award winners, who were celebrated during the University’s annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on October 16. Editor’s note: This year’s winners (from left to right in the accompanying photo with President Cynthia Teniente-Matson, far right) include: Sa L. Huynh, LeWayne Ballard, and Nathan R. Mara (attending remotely). […]

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University caps Hispanic Heritage Month with book reading, presentations

University caps Hispanic Heritage Month with book reading, presentations

Full schedule of month-long celebrations reflect the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who inspire others. As a proud Hispanic-Serving Institution, Texas A&M University-San Antonio kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 15, 2021, by commemorating the opening of “Nuestra Gente: A Tribute to Hispanic Innovators and Dreamers.” The photographic exhibit by local artist […]

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National Spotlight Shines on ASPIRE Collaboration

National Spotlight Shines on ASPIRE Collaboration

Visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognizes the success of a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a public university and school districts to build a school-to-college pipeline for students to earn a university degree, to begin encouraging that aspiration in middle school, and to support teachers and families in those efforts. Editor’s note: In the […]

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Dream Maker raises record funds for scholarships

Dream Maker raises record funds for scholarships

Charles Butt Foundation honored for its longstanding commitment to supporting education and teacher development. Thanks to the generous support of donors who understand the beneficial impact of providing access to quality higher education, the University Foundation’s 2021 Dream Maker Award Celebration, hosted virtually this year, raised a record $215,000 to support student scholarships.   This […]

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University celebrates Hispanic Heritage

University celebrates Hispanic Heritage

A&M-San Antonio pays tribute to local artist in kick-off of monthlong celebrations. As a proud Hispanic-Serving Institution, the University kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month by commemorating the opening of “Nuestra Gente: A Tribute to Hispanic Innovators and Dreamers.” The photographic exhibit by local artist and creator Bernadette Peña is now a permanent part of the […]

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University marks new year with beam signing

University marks new year with beam signing

A&M-San Antonio’s College of Business and Library Hall is scheduled for completion by fall 2022. On September 15, A&M-San Antonio celebrated another significant milestone symbolic of the institution’s rapid growth, academic excellence, and regional leadership role. In a jubilant ceremony, students were among the campus crowd and extended community members who penned their names for […]

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