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Marfa, Presidio, Alpine, Fort Davis, Marathon students receive Sul Ross degrees

December 21st, 2016

FAR WEST TEXAS – A total of 244 students, 160 from the Alpine campus and 84 from Rio Grande College, were candidates for degrees during fall commencement exercises at Sul Ross State University.

Ceremonies were held Friday, December 9 in the Pete P. Gallego Center on the Alpine Campus. Rio Grande College commencement exercises were held …

Mexican consulate in Presidio awards Sul Ross grant scholarship funds for Mexican students attending Sully

December 21st, 2016

(SRSU photo by Yvonne Realivasquez)Sul Ross State University President Dr. Bill Kibler, left, accepts a $15,000 award from Sergio F. Salinas Meza, Consul, Consulate of Mexico from Presidio. The award, matched by the university, will provide scholarships to Mexican or Mexican-origin students enrolled at Sul Ross.

ALPINE, PRESIDIO – A $15,000 award from the Mexican …

Sully theater program seeks donations in light of recent theft

December 21st, 2016

ALPINE – The theatre program at Sul Ross State University is actively seeking donations of power tools and welding equipment to replace items stolen from the program’s scene shop over the recent Thanksgiving break, according to a university news release.

Cash donations to repurchase valuable lighting equipment are also welcome, according to Dona W. Roman, director …

Bechtel Fund calls for book grant applications

December 21st, 2016

FAR WEST TEXAS – Students in Brewster, Presidio, and Jeff Davis counties who will be attending Sul Ross State University in the spring are encouraged to apply for the semi-annual Bechtel Fund Book Grant.

The deadline to receive applications will be January 13, 2017.

The book grant typically is awarded in the amount of around $200 to …

Bechtel Fund calls for book grant applications

December 15th, 2016

FAR WEST TEXAS – Students in Brewster, Presidio, and Jeff Davis counties who will be attending Sul Ross State University in the spring are encouraged to apply for the semi-annual Bechtel Fund Book Grant.

The deadline to receive applications will be January 13, 2017.

The book grant typically is awarded in the amount of around $200 to …

Marfa Studio of Arts presents kids’ jewelry making workshop

December 15th, 2016

MARFA – Marfa Studio of Arts is celebrating the end of the 2016 school year with an exhibit of selected works by students from the Montessori School, 1–5th grades and the after-school art program.

The opening for this exhibit was held Dec 10 and was very well attended by students and their families, MSA art teachers …

Marfa Education Foundation awards thousands in grants to teachers

December 15th, 2016

Grant recipients from left, Josh Kelly, Jamie Avalos, Heidi Roman, Linda Ojeda, Adamina Morlock, Lawren Taqui, Connie Davidson, and Sara Tandy. Not pictured, Cheri Aguero.

MARFA – The Marfa Education Foundation, a local, charitable organization dedicated to providing financial support to Marfa ISD, awarded a total $6,645 to support the special projects of nine Marfa …

Marfa High School art students take field trip to UTEP, Segundo Barrio

December 15th, 2016

(photos by MICHAEL ROCH) Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado, a muralist and community activist, tells MHS students the history of the works and explains how these large-scale paintings depicted the perspective of this specific neighborhood.

MARFA, EL PASO – This November, members of the Marfa High School art class stood before a chaotic and complex drawing and …

Regents approve Sul Ross fee increases, program closure

December 15th, 2016

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University’s requests for mandatory tuition and fee increases and the closure of an academic program were approved by the Board of Regents during their meeting Thursday and Friday (Nov. 17-18) at the Lowman Student Center at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

The Regents also acknowledged receipt of over $200,000 …

UT Medical Branch students to visit Presidio, Candelaria

December 15th, 2016

PRESIDIO — Medical students from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston will be in Presidio and Candelaria next week providing health care information, shadowing doctors and establishing what could be an ongoing relationship between Presidio County and the medical school.

Frontera de Salud is a student-run organization of doctors-in-training at the UTMB in …

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