The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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UTRGV announces $15M gift from The Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation

UTRGV has received a $15 million gift from The Valley Baptist Legacy FoundationUTRGV President Guy Bailey announced that the School of Medicine has received a $15 million gift from The Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation to create the new UTRGV Institute for Neurosciences.

“This gift will be seed funds for what we hope will be an internationally prominent institute,” Bailey said. “This is a transformative gift.”

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UTRGV receives largest donation in RGV higher education history, names business college in honor of Robert C. Vackar

UTRGV names business college in honor of Robert C. Vackar Many of the country’s leading business schools and colleges have a name tied to them that honors someone who supports the institution’s missions and wants to ensure student success.

On Wednesday, May 18, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley joined the ranks of those institutions when it announced it was naming its business college the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

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UTRGV announces $1M gift from PlainsCapital Bank for scholarships

UTRGV on Thursday announced a $1 million gift from PlainsCapital Bank for scholarships.The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has announced a $1 million gift from PlainsCapital Bank that will support student scholarships.

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Vackars give more than $2 million to UTRGV for scholarships, largest gift in university history

Vackars give more than $2 million to UTRGV for scholarships, largest gift in university historyThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has announced the largest scholarship gift received in the institution's history – more than $2 million from Robert “Bob” and Janet Vackar, Valley automotive sales giants and longtime supporters of the RGV community.

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Mothers and Friends Create Lasting Legacy at UTRGV

Mothers and Friends Create Lasting Legacy at UTRGVIt was 1938 when a group of McAllen mothers started gathering in their homes and bringing their children along for some family fun. They worked on crafts and built a strong circle of friendship. They called themselves the McAllen Child Study Club.

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Generosity and Love Blossom at UTRGV

Evan Brough (Center) with his mother, father, fiancée and sisters.For Evan Brough, life has a way of unfolding at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Growing up just a block away from the University, he learned how to ride a bike on campus grounds and later, learned to drive in university parking lots. As a student, he was voted homecoming king, earned his business degree and met the love of his life on campus. Big things happen here for Brough.

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Valley Businessman Backs UTRGV Geothermal Research

Assistant Professor Dr. Thuy Vu and Rio Grande Valley developer and businessman Alonzo CantuGeothermal energy is energy that comes directly from the earth and one day, it could be coursing through your home.  A team of researchers at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is working to make that happen.

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Endowment Honors Harlingen Teen Remembered for her Love of Life

Chelsea Marie Lapka

Life is unpredictable.  Janaan Lapka knows this all too well.  She lost her husband, Robert, in April 2015.  Nearly nine years before his passing, they suffered a terribly unexpected and devastating loss together.

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UTRGV Researchers Studying the Valley’s Natural Resources with the Help of Anonymous Donor

UTRGV Researchers Studying the Valley’s Natural Resources with the Help of Anonymous Donor

Geosciences researchers at the The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are digging into soil, analyzing ground water and other local resources, and studying the Valley’s geologic history. It’s playing in the dirt with a purpose.

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