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Outgoing UT-Brownsville President Juliet V. García hands the university mace to William R. Fannin, who will serve as president at interim until the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is launched in Fall 2015. Fannin was introduced this morning to the campus community during the Faculty and Staff Convocation.
Sophomore nursing major and Campus Activities Board member Liliana Abarca helps decorate posters this afternoon in the Casa Bella Clubhouse before the Pride Drive. UT-Brownsville police officers escorted a caravan of students, faculty, staff and families to the university’s Athletics Field, where the men’s soccer team played against Laredo Community College. A pep rally was held after the game. The events are part of UTB’s Weeks of Welcome.
The Texas Southmost College board of trustees will review the school’s proposed $43.2 million budget for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year during a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Aztecs, barracudas, bears, sharks, bull snakes tortoises, phoenix, red wolves, foxes and mockingbirds have been chosen as the top 10 finalists for mascot of The University of Texas of Rio Grande Valley, student leaders of UT-Brownsville and UT-Pan American say.