ABOUT the Alumni Awards

Javelina Alumni and faculty make amazing things happen in the world. Their accomplishments significantly benefit both society and our campus, by inspiring others and providing insight and creativity. Their actions communicate the dynamic excellence of being a Javelina and the importance of service as a component of our philosophy. To celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni and faculty, the Javelina Alumni Association sponsors awards for distinguished alumni, research and teaching.

Distinguished Alumni Award 

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to alumni who have demonstrated long-time and successful commitment to their careers and communities and have brought special honor to the university because of their accomplishments. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest university award presented by the Javelina Alumni Association. 

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Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award recognizes alumni of Texas A&M University-Kingsville who have experienced professional success and who are within 15 years of their graduation. 

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Every Fall Semester, the Javelina Alumni Association honors faculty who excel in the classroom and in the field. Only two faculty members receive recognition during the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony dedicated to celebrate faculty dedication to the university's core values—teaching and research. 

Distinguished Teaching Award

Distinguished Teaching Award is presented to a deserving faculty member who has shown excellence, intellectual insight and the ability to engage student learning that has life-long impact. 

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Distinguished Research Award

Distinguished Research Award is presented to a deserving faculty member who has shown superior scholarship through publication, continued creativity, the research impact on the field, and/or other academic or professional awards.

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Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award is a new award to be presented to a faculty member for his/her outstanding service to the University and the academic profession. The purpose of this award is to annually acknowledge a faculty member who has made a significant and sustained contributions to Texas A&M University-Kingsville in the area of service.

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Blue & Gold Service Award

Blue & Gold Service Award is presented to a deserving individual who embodies the four pillars of the Javelina Alumni Association. They are connected with the University and the community, participates in events, has Javelina Spirit, and supports the values and mission of the institution. This award may be awarded to an individual who did not graduate from the University. 

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