Tag Archives: UTRGV

Edinburg Chamber Names Marketing Director

DeAnna Daniel Garza

DeAnna Daniel Garza is now the director of marketing and special events for the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. She will work closely with the Executive Director Ronnie Larralde, for all of the chamber’s events. She will aid in member outreach, retention and developing different avenues to increase business development. “We are excited to have DeAnna come on board. She is a dedicated and driven individual and will be a great…

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Valley Economic Forecast Good

Salvador Contreras, director of UTRGV’s Center for Border Economic Studies, summarizes his findings in a 2019 economic forecast for the Rio Grande Valley. (VBR)

Deep South Texas is expected to see economic growth again this year, although the increases in activity may be a little smaller than the numbers for 2018, according to an economic forecast compiled by Salvador Contreras, director of the Center for Border Economic Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. “Texas had a strong 2018,” Contreras said. “This year may not be as strong but we will have…

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Edinburg to Host Governor’s Small Business Conference

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This year, the Governor’s Small Business Conference will come to South Texas via Edinburg. The conference combines and features private and public small business resources, practical solutions and best practices. It also features expert assistance on a broad range of both business topics and challenges. The Governor’s Small Business Conference – South Texas will take place March 29 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.…

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Partnership Forms Local Medical Career Pipeline

Representatives from UTRGV and Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (Photo Harlingen CISD)

On Dec. 11, UTRGV and the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District laid the foundation for a pathway for local students to enter the healthcare field. The new partnership will lead to development of a curriculum, counseling and advisement to Harlingen High School of Health Professions students preparing to apply to UTRGV and its Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences program and the School of Medicine. “This exciting new partnership helps expand our mission…

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Symposium Addresses Healthcare Disparities

Students are able to show their research at the School of Medicine Research Symposium. (photo Silver Salas, UTRGV)

From advances in studying determinants of health, to public health initiatives to combat obesity and patient case studies, researchers from across the country and world gathered recently at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s second annual Research Symposium to discuss how they are addressing disparities in healthcare. “Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap” featured keynote speaker Maria Elena Bottazzi, associate dean of the National School of…

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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Laurie Simmons is the manager of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Center for Innovation and Commercialization in Weslaco. (VBR)

The Rio Grande Valley is a complex network of interconnected communities bound by culture, geography and economics. At times in its history and into the present, the region sometimes struggles to overcome territorial squabbles to work together for the common good. With the merger of campuses into the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the concept of a regional university represents another step in uniting the border region. And a…

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Knowledge Gained at Business to Botana Expo

Business to Botana Expo 2018

From the moment people walked into the Brownsville Event Center for the Business to Botana Expo on Sept. 19, they were surrounded by the sights and smells this event was showcasing. There was no shortage of food booths with everything ranging from Taco Palenque to Bara Exotic Food to Vita Zumo. Free to the public, this popular event drew crowds of all ages. Babies in strollers ate pieces of fruit…

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UTRGV Offers Accelerated Online Masters

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A new online Master of Accountancy program is now an offering in UTRGV’s Accelerated Online Graduate Programs in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship. The MACC program is for accounting professionals seeking skills and knowledge to advance into a leadership role. It also enables students to satisfy the 150-hour requirement of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to sit for the Certified Public Accountant examination. “The online accelerated MACC program…

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IBC Promotes Peña

Karen R. Peña

Karen R. Peña is the new marketing manager for IBC Bank, a promotion from executive office administrative assistant. Peña will manage the marketing department, while also promoting IBC Bank throughout the community. She will coordinate all financial literacy events, which serve as a tool to educate both children and adult with financial lessons. In addition, Peña will be the liaison between IBC Bank and nonprofits in Cameron County. “Karen is…

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STEP UP Expands Teacher Training in Area

On Aug. 9, STEP UP and McAllen ISD celebrated the new partnership with a meet-and-greet function. (Courtesy photo)

Teacher candidates from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley now have a two new homes for training with experienced cooperating teachers, With the upcoming fall semester, those in the university’s Student Teacher Education Preparation University Partnership will be joining classrooms in both McAllen and Los Fresnos ISD. As part of STEP UP‘s goal in expanding and assisting future teachers in the Valley, teacher candidates will work with experienced teachers also to learn and…

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