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Students receive UTRGV rings at annual ceremony

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By Amanda Taylor

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – APRIL 11, 2018 – About 87 students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley gathered to demonstrate school pride and receive their official UTRGV rings at the annual Ring Ceremony held Tuesday, April 10 at the UTRGV Performing Arts Center in Edinburg.

The UTRGV ring, which was designed by UTRGV students last year, signifies Vaquero pride for students receiving bachelors, masters, doctorates or doctorates in medicine. Alondra Galvan, UTRGV SGA president; Dr. Patricia McHatton, UTRGV executive vice president for Academic Affairs, Student Success and P-16 Integration; and Natasha Del Barrio, Bert Ogden Auto Group CEO, offered encouraging words to students during the ceremony.

As per tradition, students receiving their rings were also invited to sign the register for the ceremony and ink their fingers orange to show their “V” pride.

The rings are available for purchase at jostens.com for alumni and students who have earned at least 75 credit hours.

A UTRGV student inks their fingers orange to show their Vaquero pride during the annual Ring Ceremony held Tuesday, April 10, on the Edinburg Campus. About 87 students received their official UTRGV rings in a ceremony filled with tradition and surrounded by close family and friends. (UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy.)

A UTRGV student inks their fingers orange to show their Vaquero pride during the annual Ring Ceremony held Tuesday, April 10, on the Edinburg Campus. About 87 students received their official UTRGV rings in a ceremony filled with tradition and surrounded by close family and friends. (UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy.)

ABOUT UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016. 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Amanda.Taylor01@UTRGV.edu
UTRGV Senior Writer / 956-665-7995 

Marci.Caltabiano@UTRGV.edu
UTRGV Director of News and Internal Communications 956-665-2742