Press Release

Congressman Cuellar and TAMIU Hosts First-Ever TAMIU Alumni Meeting in DC

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LAREDO, Texas, November 16, 2016 | Rafael Benavides ((956) 725-0639) | comments

In an effort to connect Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) faculty and alumni in our nation’s capital, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Dr. Pablo Arenaz, newly-named president of TAMIU, on Tuesday evening hosted the first-ever TAMIU Alumni Meeting in D.C.

Congressman Cuellar received his Master of Business Administration in International Trade from TAMIU, formerly Laredo State University, in 1982.

“This meeting gave TAMIU officials and alumni who currently reside in D.C. an opportunity to learn how we can help each other out in Washington,” said Congressman Cuellar. “This gathering definitely opened up opportunities for TAMIU alumni in our nation’s capital. I thank Dr. Arenaz and TAMIU for helping to organize our first alumni meeting in Washington.”

In addition to the TAMIU officials and other alumni, three TAMIU alumni currently working in Congress attended the meeting. They include Carlos Sanchez, chief of staff for Rep. Joaquín Castro; Jorge Aguilar, press secretary at the Office of the Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; and Juan Sanchez, legislative fellow for Congressman Henry Cuellar.

TAMIU was ranked first in the nation among the “Top 10 Colleges with the Highest Hispanic Enrollment” according to the 2015 U.S. News and World Report. TAMIU also ranked fourth for “Best Bang for the Buck” among the nation’s Southern Schools by Washington Monthly magazine’s 2016 College Guide. In addition, TAMIU was recently ranked 22 by as one of the safest college campuses in Texas.

Congressman Henry Cuellar, fifth from left, and Dr. Pablo Arenaz, president of TAMIU, fourth from left, hosted the first-ever TAMIU Alumni Meeting in Washington, D.C., Tuesday evening, where alumni had the chance to connect and learn about the many opportunities in our nation’s capital.

Congressman Henry Cuellar, left, with Rosanne Palacios, vice president for Institutional Advancement at TAMIU, and Dr. Pablo Arenas, president of TAMIU.

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