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UTPA Alumni Chapter President Shares Ways of Giving Back

Sometimes, life brings us to precisely where we're supposed to be and among the people whom we're supposed to meet. Call it fate or coincidence, but for Blanca Garza Lozano, BA '76, that's exactly how her role as the President of the San Antonio Alumni Chapter for The University of Texas-Pan American unfolded.

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UTPA Alumnus Honors Professor in an Extraordinary Way

Every now and again a unique connection is sparked in the classroom between an inspirational professor and a promising student. That's exactly what happened to alumnus Jesus A. Zambrano, BBA-Finance '02, and now he's giving back and honoring his inspiring mentor.

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A Physician Assistant Gives Back to PASP

Five years into her career as a Physician Assistant (PA) in the Rio Grande Valley, Karina Silva has come across the opportunity to finally give back to the program she attributes so much of her success to.

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Brothers and business partners give back to UTPA

Abraham Padron (BBA '91) credits The University of Texas-Pan American with exposing him to the world, pursuing his passion of playing tennis while providing a quality education and helping his family with their medical needs.

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UTPA Alumni overcome adversity and pay it forward

Dr. Norma Iglesias and her husband Alvaro know the struggles of supporting a family and pursuing an education. That is why the couple has now stepped forward to provide much-needed summer scholarships to The University of Texas-Pan Americanís Physician Assistant Studies Program (PASP).

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UTPA alumna shares experience in PASP

Laura Garcia Kakar decided to come to The University of Texas-Pan American for one reason: its supportive people.

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Alumni Spotlight: Mauricio Salinas

Mauricio Salinas is used to being a pioneer of sorts. He was the first UTPA engineering graduate to work at Texas Instruments (now with Raytheon) in Dallas, and he was the first student who graduated from the UTPA engineering program to earn a doctorate. He even has a patent disclosure under his belt.

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Alumni Spotlight: Armando Perez

Throughout his studies at UTPA, Armando Perez always figured he’d graduate and begin a career in banking. A finance major, Armando even worked at the Edinburg Teachers Credit Union across from the campus. But a sudden interest in retail led Armando down a very different path, one eventually leading back to UTPA.

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Alumna serves as government watchdog in D.C.

The nation's capitol was never on Crystal Lazcano's radar as far as a place to work, but for this Texas girl Washington, D.C. is where she has built herself a successful career as a "congressional watchdog" for the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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UTPA: Truly a Family Affair for Alumni Couple

With almost 17 years of marriage, Dr. Alejandro Fuentes (BS '79) and Dr. Lilia Fuentes (ADN '91, BSN '94, MSN '01) share a great love for each other, the medical field and their alma mater - The University of Texas-Pan American.

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Financing the future 

Working in the banking industry is not all about the money for UT Pan American alumni David Navarro and Robert Rodriguez, it is about transforming the community and inspiring students to pursue their dreams of earning college degrees.

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Physician turned business owner joins President's Circle

Just as UTPA has given to her, Garza said she wanted to give back to her alma mater by joining the President's Circle.

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UTPA alumnus elected State Bar of Texas Chair of Board

Pablo Javier Almaguer, a 1994 graduate of The University of Texas-Pan American, recently was elected as Chair of the Board of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors.

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Alumnus selected to intern at NASA's National Space Biomedical Research Institute

Alumnus Carlos T. Ramos Jr. got a unique opportunity this summer to learn how studying the physical effects of spaceflight on NASA astronauts can improve their journey as well as human lives here on earth.

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