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LU junior crowned Miss Mexican Heritage Queen

The Lamar University junior accounting major from Nederland, Texas has come a long way since her first dance pageant at the age of 7 when she donned a neon orange dress her mother picked out for her. Despite being a nervous wreck — running off stage and forgetting her dance — she was named first runner-up. Gonzales has been performing ever since. 

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Two at LU rope in scholarships from Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo recently awarded 100 students across 18 different Texas colleges and universities $1.2 million in educational funding through the Rodeo’s Achievement Scholarship Program. Among them are two Lamar University students –– Amber Martinez and Hannah Norwood.
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Student Life

'Lamar university has set me up for great success': Incoming freshman shares her experience as an international student

New year. New faces. Welcome home, class of 2026! It's a whole new world for incoming freshman who joined the Cardinal family this fall. Tioluwaniiyin Akiwunmi, an electrical engineering major from Abeokuta Nigeria, shares what she's most excited about during her journey here at LU. 
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Community

LU junior crowned Miss Mexican Heritage Queen

The Lamar University junior accounting major from Nederland, Texas has come a long way since her first dance pageant at the age of 7 when she donned a neon orange dress her mother picked out for her. Despite being a nervous wreck — running off stage and forgetting her dance — she was named first runner-up. Gonzales has been performing ever since. 
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Arts and Culture

LU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band present first concert of the year

Lamar University’s first concert of the 2022-23 school year, featuring the Lamar University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Beaumont’s Julie Rogers Theatre. The band program recently welcomed more than 108 Lamar University students from 45 different high schools to both the university Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band.  
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