Each fall, first year students are welcomed to A&M-Kingsville at Freshman Convocation. Families and friends are cordially invited to share in this special event, which is only one of our many proud Javelina traditions. Please join us on this special day as we welcome new students, introduce traditions and celebrate excellence at A&M-Kingsville!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

2009 Freshman Convocation Survey

Your thoughts and reflections on this year's Freshman Convocation are important to us. To gather information from you which will help us improve future events, a brief survey has been posted here. Completing this survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes and your input will be completely confidential. Thanks in advance for your completion of our Fall 2009 Freshman Convocation survey!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Welcome to the 2009 A&M-Kingsville Freshman Convocation!

Since 1999, A&M-Kingsville freshmen have been welcomed to campus each fall at Freshman Convocation. At this event, the freshman class of 2009 will be welcomed to our community of learners by students, staff, faculty and administrators as important campus traditions are introduced. Beginning with the processional in academic regalia and concluding with the alma mater, new Javelinas are introduced to the A&M-Kingsville mission, welcomed by campus leaders and receive encouragement from a keynote speaker.

I hope you will join us for Freshman Convocation on Thursday, August 27 @ 1:00 pm at the Steinke Physical Education Center as we welcome our freshman class of 2008, introduce campus traditions and celebrate excellence @ A&M-Kingsville.

Once a Javelina, Always a Javelina!

Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D.
Dean, University College

Freshman Convocation Speakers

Speakers for 2009 Freshman Convocation

Brief welcoming remarks will be extended to students, families and other guests by the following:

Dr. Steven H. Tallant, President
Dr. Rex F. Gandy, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Thomas A. Fields, Interim Associate Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies
Mr. Kenneth Nelson, President, Student Senate

Each year, an individual is selected to deliver a brief keynote address to new A&M-Kingsville students at Freshman Convocation. This year's keynote address will be delivered by:

Dr. Terisa Remelius, Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Terisa Remelius became the Vice President for Student Affairs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2007, bringing with her exceptional skills in many areas, including construction management, judicial affairs, law, housing and residence life and campus safety. She received her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University and has served as a faculty member at Saint Louis University and the University of South Dakota. She currently holds faculty status in the College of Education at TAMUK.
While having been a Javelina for only a short period of time, Dr. Remelius's impacts on student life and learning are impressive. She has initiated new programs and services for students supporting our campus goal of improving student retention and success. Most recently, our new University Village opened its doors to students only a week ago, in no small part due to her efforts and expertise in campus construction.

Important Details

Freshman Convocation will be held at A&M-Kingsville on Thursday, August 27 @ 1:00 pm in the Steinke Physical Education Center. This annual event welcomes new freshman to the campus as important campus traditions are introduced. Convocation will last approximately 45 minutes and a reception immediately follows for students, families and guests to meet A&M-Kingsville students, staff, faculty and administrators.

Thursday, August 27

Freshman Convocation will begin with the procession of University administration in academic regalia promptly at 1:00 pm. Students and guests should arrive and be seated prior to the time the processional begins.

Freshman Convocation will held in the Steinke Physical Education Center on the east side of the A&M-Kingsville campus. Parking is available adjacent to the Auditorium on its south side.

Freshmen are expected to wear attire that is considered business casual. Men should wear long pants and either a sport or button-down shirt. Ties are not required. Women should wear dress pants, a skirt or a dress.

Directions to Freshman Convocation

The Steinke Physical Education Center is located on the east-central quadrant of campus with parking located to the west of the building on Armstrong Street. Students should enter the SPEC at the south entrance across the street from the Engineering Complex.

The A&M-Kingsville campus is located adjacent to the King Ranch and on the west side of the city of Kingsville. From US 77 N or S, exit on King Avenue / TX 141 and travel west for approximately 2.3 miles. Turn north on Armstrong Street. A detailed campus map, including parking, is available at http://www.tamuk.edu/map/map.gif.

Contact Information

Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D.
Dean, University College
MSC 206
700 University Boulevard
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
Phone: 361-593-3290
Fax: 361-593-3052
Email: Dann.Brown@tamuk.edu

Links to Images from Past Freshman Convocations @ A&M-Kingsville

Freshman Convocation provides a unique welcoming experience for new A&M-Kingsville freshmen. To learn more about this experience, a photo gallery of the 2002 Freshman Convocation can be viewed at the following link: