The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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Transforming Together

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Transforming Together is...

Powering change. Creating opportunities. Advancing health care. Making global connections. Driving innovative research. Painting new possibilities. Reaching for excellence. Inspiring new discoveries. Enhancing programs that open minds. Building a better future for our community. Solving problems. Awarding scholarships. Impacting South Texas and beyond. Giving from the heart.

When you give to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, you become a partner in helping us transform the future. Join us as we unite to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. 

Give a gift today that will directly impact UTRGV students, programs and research. 

Take a moment to meet some of our students who are making a difference on campus and in their communities with your generosity. 

Odalys Almanza profile image Odalys Almanza – College of Health Affairs
College of Health Affairs student Odalys Almanza knows animals make dedicated companions. She’s exploring ways pets can be partners in therapy for children and veterans.

James Aranda James Aranda – College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
James Aranda’s future is on track in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. He’s getting hands-on experience in railroad safety.

Mayela Cantu Mayela Cantu – College of Education and P-16 Integration
As a student in the College of Education and P-16 Integration, Mayela Cantu is already in the classroom making a difference in the lives of students.

Gabriela Chapa Gabriela Chapa – College of Liberal Arts
Gabriela Chapa wants to dig up the truth. She is a student in the College of Liberal Arts learning how forensics solves crimes.

Jared Eaves Jared Eaves – School of Medicine
As a student leader within the School of Medicine, Jared Eaves sees involvement in communities as a winning prescription for health care in South Texas.

Mia Infante Mia Infante – College of Sciences
College of Sciences student Mia Infante is diving into her studies, hoping to create a better world through oceanography.

Sara Stubbs Sara Stubbs – Honors College
Honors pre-med student Sara Stubbs pursues excellence in academics and in life. UTRGV’s Honors program encourages brilliant students, like Sara, to be their best.

Daniel Warner Daniel Warner – Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship
As a student in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Daniel Warner is networking and building a promising future in the field of marketing.

Alexandra Alaniz Alexandra Alaniz- College of Engineering and Computer Science
Not content to transform only the Rio Grande Valley, Alexandra Alaniz (2017) looks to UTRGV’s College of Engineering to power progress in space exploration and her career in technology.

Melissa AlatorreMelissa Alatorre- College of Fine Arts
As a student of UTRGV’s College of Fine Arts, Graphic Arts major Melissa Alatorre (2017) is painting new possibilities for her life and career, and the Rio Grande Valley is her canvas.

Soraya CepedaSoraya Cepeda- Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship student and marketing major Soraya Cepeda (2018) is making global connections through internships and study abroad opportunities.

Erica GonzalezErica Gonzalez- College of Sciences
College of Sciences student Erica Gonzalez (2018) is inspiring new discoveries in her quest to improve dental care for underserved children.

Ji Won KangJi Won Kang- Honors College
Honors College student Ji Won Kang (2017) is honoring her grandmother’s legacy and reaching for excellence as she pursues her Honors degree.

Lawrence PabalinasLawrence Pabalinas- College of Health Affairs
The College of Health Affairs and participation in campus life have given Lawrence Pabalinas (2017) the opportunity to build a supportive network of friends and mentors who feel like family.

Maurine RamirezMaurine Ramirez- School of Medicine
Medical student Maurine Ramirez (2020) looks forward to advancing health care throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Felicia RodriguezFelicia Rodriguez- College of Education and P-16 Integration
Future educator Felicia Rodriguez (2017) is immersing herself in research and transforming perspectives on education.

Alejandro SánchezAlejandro Sánchez- College of Liberal Arts
College of Liberal Arts student Alejandro Sánchez's (2017) exploration of the Rio Grande Valley’s history and culture will open minds and stimulate new understanding of people and ideas.

Ramiro Tovar Ramiro Tovar- School of Medicine
UTRGV School of Medicine student Ramiro Tovar (2020) will use his training, skills and degree to build a better future for his community.