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<br /> the official magazine of texas a&m University-Kingsville • fall 2012<br /> l<br /> e<br /> o<br /> s<br /> o<br /> o<br /> k<br /> l<br /> c<br /> a<br /> -<br /> t<br /> p<br /> t<br /> u<br /> h<br /> n<br /> e<br /> A<br /> AMERICAN ALLIGATOR<br /> Graduate student’s<br /> research not<br /> warm and fuzzy<br /> FALL 2012<br /> Editor:<br /> Cheryl Cain<br /> Asst. Editor:<br /> Jason Marton<br /> dEsign:<br /> Jesse Garza Carreón<br /> PhotogrAPhy:<br /> Doug Smith<br /> Contributors:<br /> Adriana Garza, Julie Navejar,<br /> Justin Muñoz, Robert Peña,<br /> Fred Nuesch<br /> Javelina TODAY is published three<br /> times per year by the Office of<br /> Marketing and Communications,<br /> Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 700<br /> University Blvd. Periodicals postage<br /> paid at Kingsville, Texas and additional<br /> mailing offices. 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