Graduates and alumni are able to purchase an official Texas A&M-Kingsville ring. Students have made the ring purchase and ceremony an annual tradition of the university. The symbols include the school’s mascot, the javelina, because of its tenacity; mesquite and cactus, because they personify the students’ ability to survive and prosper; palm trees, because they are found all over campus; the Lone Star, because it symbolizes the state of Texas; and the College Hall clock tower, because it is the most recognized landmark on campus.
Local students receiving their official school ring are listed, along with their hometown and major. All are receiving bachelor’s degrees. George West: Audrey D. Liles, accounting; Sandia: Amanda Kay Nattrass, agriculture science and Three Rivers: Britney M. Rodriguez, communication sciences and disorders.