Leaders in Media, Entertainment, Arts & Letters

Latino Aggies’ influences are found in media, entertainment, arts and letters.


Lionel G. García

Class of 1956

Lionel G. García is a noted author of Mexican-American fiction, a 1956 graduate of Texas A&M and a practicing veterinarian. He began writing in grammar school and published his first literary work while still in college. He has written numerous books, short stories and plays and he has won many literary awards for his work. His novel Hardscrub won the 1990 Texas Institute of Letters Novel of the Year, the 1990 Southwest Booksellers Novel of the Year and the 1990 Dallas Times Herald Novel of the Year. Most or his writings concern the Mexican-American experience in the deep South Texas brush country. He is in nation-wide demand as a reader and speaker.

Jaime A. Viñas Román

Class of 1976

Jaime A. Viñas Román is a Dominican educator/academic who has written many books on museum studies and on improving agricultural education in Latin America and the Caribbean.



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