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<br /> THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE® MAGAZINE • VOLUME 10 ISSUE 1<br /> Javelina Nation sta<br /> ys strong amid COVID<br /> -19 pandemic | P. 6<br /> Letter from the President<br /> Dear Readers,<br /> Nearly 100 years ago, when the founders of our institution joined with students<br /> to select the school’s mascot, the javelina emerged as a front runner due to its<br /> prevalence in the area and because of its grit and tenacity.<br /> Never have those qualities been tested more than this year. The pandemic has<br /> taken a toll on Americans and presented universities across the nation with<br /> unprecedented challenges.<br /> You will read more about how Texas A&M-Kingsville continues to respond to the<br /> ongoing public health crisis in these pages.<br /> I am proud of our faculty, staff, and students who are doing their part to keep<br /> themselves and each other safe this fall. 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