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<br /> THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF<br /> TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE<br /> From the Farm<br /> & Into the Lab<br /> First-generation college student<br /> develops passion for research at<br /> Texas A&M University-Kingsville<br /> A Message from<br /> President Steven H. Tallant<br /> As<br /> the fall semester came to a close, so did the<br /> year 2013. For all of us in Javelina Nation, there<br /> was much to celebrate this year. Our enrollment con-<br /> tinues to grow and we added new academic programs<br /> and research centers to meet the needs of our students<br /> while addressing real issues pertinent to our region and<br /> our world. Our students and faculty were recognized for<br /> their talents as well as their academic and civic contribu-<br /> tions.<br /> As a recap, here are just a few of the highlights of 2013:<br /> · In spring we announced a partnership with the Pre-<br /> mont Independent School Distric<a title="JT Fall 2013 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73ceb92d?page=1"> THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KIN</a> <a title="JT Fall 2013 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/73ceb92d?page=2"> A Message from President Steven H. 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