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South Africa trip seeks to expand Sul Ross international student possibilities

February 23rd, 2017

(photo courtesy ESTHER RUMSEY)Five Sul Ross State University representatives visited the University of Pretoria and several government agencies in South Africa Jan. 23-Feb. 2 to discuss opportunities for international exchange. Pictured (from left) are: Dr. Rob Kinucan, Dean of the College of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; Dr. Esther Rumsey, professor of Communication and …

Retired Sul Ross professor Judith Parsons to receive honorary doctorate

February 23rd, 2017

Judith Parsons

ALPINE – Judith Parsons, who retired in 2015 after 50 years on the Sul Ross State University faculty, will receive an honorary doctorate in History, following action by the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System. The Regents met Thursday and Friday (Feb. 16-17) in Austin.

Parsons, who will receive the Doctor …

DAR good citizen award goes to five area high school students

February 23rd, 2017

FAR WEST TEXAS – Five area high school seniors will receive the Daughters of The American Revolution Paisano Chapter Good Citizen Award at a Sunday function in Alpine.

Brandon Leos of Marfa, Jeremy I. Ramirez of Marathon, Emily Anne Merrill of Fort Davis, Jose Damian Villanueva of Big Bend High School, and Angelica Christina Rios of …

PHS Band Students Receives Scholarship Award

February 16th, 2017

Max Ferguson

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Music Educators Clinic and Convention was held in conjunction with the  ATSSB All-State Band Festival on Feb. 8-11 in San Antonio.

Maxwell Ferguson was one of those students who performed in this very prestigious concert.  Because this was Ferguson’s third time performing with the All-State Band he received special …

Presidio High School Band advances 39 to State

February 9th, 2017

Band students pictured, front from left, John Valeriano, Alonso Colomo, Gerardo Viramontes, Andres Villa, Maxwell Ferguson, Rebecca Sanchez. Middle Row from left to right: Roberto Reyna, Ricardo Chapa, Ivan Contreras, Ismael Carrasco, Bryan Dominguez, Hector Montemayor, Christine Calma, Crystal Camacho, Jisell Sanchez, Arany Velasco, Vianney Gonzales Back row from left to right: Arely Leyva, …

Sul Ross geology reunion slated for February 17-19

February 9th, 2017

ALPINE – Former Sul Ross State University geology students and faculty members will return to campus Feb. 17-19 for a first-ever reunion.

Events will include a lecture on Apollo astronaut field training in the Big Bend, campus tour, barbeque supper and social hour, field trip, Hancock Hill hike and farewell brunch.

Activities will begin at 2pm Friday, …

Alpine, Terlingua students on Sam Houston State University dean’s list

February 9th, 2017

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Cody Willard of Alpine and Katherine Elmore of Terlingua have been named to the Dean’s List of Academic Honors at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

They are undergraduates who have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of a perfect 4.0 in all work attempted while enrolled in …

February 10 registration deadline for February 18 Hall of Honor banquet

February 9th, 2017

ALPINE – Friday, February 10 is the registration deadline for Sul Ross State University’s annual Hall of Honor/Distinguished Alumni banquet, scheduled Saturday, February 18.

Advance reservations are $50 per person and are required. The event begins at 5:30pm with a reception on the second floor of the Morgan University Center. The banquet and awards ceremony begin …

Sul Ross spring 2017 enrollment totals show slight gains

February 9th, 2017

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University’s 2017 Spring Semester enrollment and semester credit hours (SCH) both showed slight gains according to 12th class day figures, the official reporting period.

As of Wednesday (February 1), 1,840 students were enrolled, a two percent gain from both 2016 and 2015 numbers. Semester credit hours rose slightly over 2016 totals …

PHS Band Students Achieve Honor of All-Region Jazz

February 2nd, 2017

Presidio High School students receiving All-Region Jazz awards were, from left, Bryan Dominguez, Hector Montemayor, Andres Villa, Maxwell Ferguson

Four Senior PHS band students recently performed in the All-Region 6 Jazz Concert held at Andrews High School in Andrews, TX.

To achieve this honor, they auditioned back in September against approximately 100 students for a spot …

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