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Summer 2012 • Vol. 5 • No. 2

The summer 2012 issue of Angelo State University Magazine highlights the university’s Hispanic students, faculty, staff and programs, including an in-depth look at the growth of the Multicultural Center and the ongoing positive effects of ASU’s designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

The latest edition also profiles the university’s first-ever doctoral graduate and examines a commercial partnership between a technology company and several ASU academic departments that illustrates the positive value of such collaborations.

Additionally, the bonus features available only on Angelo State University Magazine online profile several Hispanic students, faculty and staff, and take a look back at two guest lecturers who gave campus presentations during the spring semester.

In the cover story, the growth, popularity and importance of the ASU Multicultural Center is profiled, including its efforts on behalf of first-generation students, recruiting and retention programs, and social activities. Student profiles are also included to more fully demonstrate how the center works to provide a positive college experience for students from all walks of life.

The “Tapestry of Life” section of the magazine looks at several Hispanic students, faculty and staff who not only give diversity to the campus, but also provide an inside look at the ever-changing Hispanic experience in Texas.

“Timing is Money” takes an in-depth look at the U.S. Department of Education grants ASU has garnered as a result of being designated a Hispanic Serving Institution, and how those monies are impacting both existing and new programs that benefit the entire student population.

In “Friends and Family,” readers are introduced to the Association of Mexican-American Students, or AMAS. One of the largest student organizations on campus, AMAS provides Hispanics, many of them first-generation students, an adopted ASU family to help them on the path to graduation.

The “Along the Mall” section highlights several aspects of the university, including the first two pieces of public art that will soon be introduced on campus, a new student exchange agreement with Sejong University in South Korea, and the colorful life story of alumnus Kevin Carroll, who helped celebrate the success of ASU’s capital campaign and addressed graduates as the spring commencement speaker.

Additionally, the magazine provides coverage of the events, people and sports activities that give ASU its rich character.

To read previous online issues of Angelo State University Magazine visit our archives. Complimentary printed copies are available from the ASU Office of Communications and Marketing at 325-942-2248 or

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Summer 2012 Bonus: Hispanic Experience

  • Success by Degree Martha Perez Cox believes she should never be considered a role model, but her work ethic, her personable nature and her sense of humor counter that personal belief.
  • Living Her Life For small-town girl Jolene Varela, a case of love at first sight brought her to San Angelo, where she has stayed ever since graduating from high school.
  • Borderline Student When John Eusebio Klingemann speaks to young students, he stresses that with persistence and hard work they can overcome any obstacle. After all, he did.
  • Harvest of Acclaim For Arnoldo De León, the military lifted him out of poverty and the history profession elevated him from obscurity.

Summer 2012 Bonus: Latino Influence

  • A Generation of Possibilities Like many students who are the first in their families to attend college, Teresa Rivera entered Angelo State University not knowing what would be expected of her in the classroom.
  • All in the Family Recruiting Hispanic students to Angelo State often means reaching out to their entire families.
  • Driving Growth Hispanic students will play a key role in the future of Angelo State University.
  • The Business of Trade Sometimes business owners need a little nudge to step outside of their comfort zone and try a new venture.

Summer 2012 Bonus: Distinguished Speakers

  • Fueling the Future With the world oil market as volatile as the fuel it deals in, Middle East Institute Scholar Molly Williamson advocates using all possible sources of energy to minimize the impact that conflict and stress over oil have on the U.S. economy.
  • Passion for Storytelling Storytelling plays an important role in the Laguna Pueblo Native American tribe’s culture, a culture that author Leslie Marmon Silko honors through her writing.
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