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McAllen South
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We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
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1800 S 2nd St
McAllen, TX  78503
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Today's program: Chasse Conque- VP and Director of Athletics UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) hired Chasse Conque (pronounced Chase Konk) as the Vice President and Director of Athletics on Aug. 2, 2019.
 
Conque previously served as Vice-Chancellor and Director of Athletics at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock since 2015.
 
During Conque’s tenure at Little Rock — which competes at the NCAA Division I level — he helped lead a resurgence of the athletic department, both on and off the playing surfaces:
 

  • Little Rock won a combined 19 team and individual Sun Belt Conference championships, highlighted by both the men’s and women’s basketball teams reaching the second round of the NCAA tournament. 
  • Three Little Rock head coaches garnered Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year honors. 
  • Nearly four dozen Little Rock student-athletes were named all-conference. 
  • In 2017-18, Little Rock posted the highest Graduation Success Rate of any Division I institution in Arkansas in six of the last seven years, graduating 82 percent of Trojan student-athletes. 
  • Little Rock student-athletes have posted a department-wide GPA above 3.00 for 13 consecutive semesters, including a 3.36 GPA following Fall 2018 in which 124 Little Rock student-athletes registered a GPA of 3.00 or higher and 38 boasted a perfect 4.00.
  • In Spring 2018, Little Rock added a wrestling program that joined the Pac-12 Conference.  
  • In 2017-18, Little Rock set a program record for fundraising, raising $4.3 million to bring its total to more than $11 million over the past three years.


One of Little Rock’s top athletic highlights under Conque came in 2015-16 when the men’s basketball team finished the season 30-5 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after an 85-83 double-overtime win over Purdue. The head coach of that team was Chris Beard, whom Conque hired in April of 2015. Beard is now head coach at Texas Tech and considered one of the top coaches in the country after leading the Red Raiders to the national championship game in 2019. 
 

 Chasse Conque with his family
Conque earned his MBA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2008 and his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Central Arkansas. 
 
Conque and his wife, Lisa, have three daughters: twins Julianna and Sydney (7) and Adeline (5). 

 

 
Friendly reminder- McAllen South Rotary Build #3
 
Saturday, January 11th, 2020
 
Our 3rd Rotary build will be happening on Jan 11th at 8:30 am. We will be painting the interior of the home. Brushes, paint and all other needed tools will be provided by Habitat. Make sure you bring clothes you are comfortable getting paint on.  
 

Breakfast tacos, water, and Gatorade will be provided.

Children 16 and older are welcome.  

 
Address/location:  2057 Lindberg Circle McAllen, Texas 78501 
 
 
McAllen South Rotary Christmas Party 
 
Saturday, December 21st 
 
Recap- The brisket was delicious, soft and juicy, side dishes were on point, and everyone had fun. The white elephant gift exchange had its moments and a lucky person won $1,000 off a scratch-off! 
 
We have many more events planned for next year, so if you haven't had the chance to come out and socialize with us, we hope to see you out there soon. For those who have made efforts to attend, we commend you and ask that you continue attending.
 
These events set up with you all at mind, if you have suggestions and/or comments regarding how we can improve them, feel free to reach out. New ideas are always welcomed.    
 
 
 
 
McAllen South Rotary Build #2
 
Saturday, December 14th 
 
 
 
 
 
Many thanks to those who were able to make it to our second build. For this build, we focused on external painting
 
Below  you will find more pictures from the event. 
 
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Rotary 2nd build day
McAllen South Rotary- Wall raising Nov 2019
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