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<br /> THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE® MAGAZINE<br /> VOLUME 11 ISSUE 1<br /> Commencement<br /> 2021<br /> Moment with an Expert<br /> The Texas Freeze<br /> Letter from the President<br /> Dear Javelina Family,<br /> While the past 16 months have presented challenges for all of us, I would like to<br /> use this time to reflect on the many accomplishments that our students, faculty,<br /> and staff have achieved while coping with the uncertainties caused by the<br /> COVID-19 pandemic.<br /> When the campus pivoted to virtual instruction and remote work last Spring,<br /> our students, faculty and staff rose to the occasion. They demonstrated both the<br /> adaptability and tenacity for which Javelinas are known.<br /> This academic year also marked the start of a new tradition—the Javelina Day of<br /> Giving. Nearly 1,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends pledged more than<br /> 900 gifts and raised $200,715 in support of the University. 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