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<br /> THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE® MAGAZINE | SPRING 2018<br /> South Texas Natives<br /> and Texas Native Seeds:<br /> The Research That<br /> Keeps Growing<br /> P.6<br /> Kickoff officially launches<br /> With You, Without Limits<br /> campaign<br /> P. 20<br /> message from the president<br /> Dear Readers,<br /> When my wife Karen and I arrived on campus nearly 10 years ago, I was struck by the<br /> warm, welcoming community and an institution of higher learning that had played<br /> a transformative role in the region. We knew then that this university was poised for<br /> excellence—Texas A&M University-Kingsville had reached its moment of opportunity. I<br /> noted in my inaugural speech that seizing that moment would require the dedication and<br /> hard work of our administrators, faculty, staff and students.<br /> In the decade that has passed since then, our campus has ac<a title="V08 Issue 1 page 1" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=1"> THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE® MAGAZINE | S</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 2" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=2"> message from the president Dear Rea</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 3" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=3"> inside 6 12 20 24 features 6 COVER S</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 4" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=4"> President's Picks RECENT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UNIVER</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 5" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=5"> Electric Car A team of students from the Frank H.</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 6" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=6"> South Texas Natives and Texas Native Seeds: The R</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 7" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=7"> An Idea Catches On South Texas Natives may have h</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 8" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=8"> restoration at some point will be needed. So easi</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 9" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=9"> “... if you could enable people to re</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 10" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=10"> Stacey L. Gonzalez ers, have been very accommoda</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 11" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=11"> AND STRENGTH he returned from this initial Army t</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 12" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=12"> Take a Bite out of Venom Week A&M-Kingsvill</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 13" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=13"> Conference Attendees Shelby Szteiter </a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 14" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=14"> Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen Assistant Professor of </a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 15" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=15"> Helping youth through their difficulties has been</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 16" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=16"> PRESIDENT'S TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KIN</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 17" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=17"> Balous ’66 & </a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 18" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=18"> ROCKET SPEEDS COMPOSTING </a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 19" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=19"> CAMPUS NEWS Dr. Steven H. Tallant announces retir</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 20" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=20"> KICKOFF OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES WITH YOU, WITHOUT LIM</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 21" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=21"> The future of South Texas and beyond is ...</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 22" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=22"> [Seen on Campus] Fall 2017- Spring 2018 T</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 23" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=23"> Fall 2017- Spring 2018 [Seen on Campus] </a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 24" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=24"> MEMORIES AND ADDICTION WHAT IF YOU COU</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 25" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=25"> “If you can find a way to understand how a memory</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 26" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=26"> [New Appointments] Dr. Maureen Croft h</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 27" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=27"> In recognition of student e</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 28" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=28"> ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT Judith Garrett Segura Judith Gar</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 29" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=29"> How did your education at Texas A&I University pr</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 30" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=30"> [Athletics] Beach Volleyball: Second year brings </a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 31" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=31"> TRACK AND FIELD The Javelina Men’s Outd</a> <a title="V08 Issue 1 page 32" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/e472eeee?page=32"> Texas A&M University-Kingsville Office of Marketi</a>