Maxine Mendoza-Welch
Director of Student Health Services and Physician Assistant

  • Staff
Division of Student Affairs | Student Health Services
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Henderson Hall 122
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Division of Student Affairs
Student Health Services
Weslaco, Texas

A Conversation with Maxine

What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an affordable university that offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth for our students. The university is located in a rural (farm and ranch) community, which is charming in many ways. The Commerce community is welcoming and friendly to our students and provides employment for many.

How do you help students at A&M-Commerce?

The student clinic is open to any enrolled student who needs medical attention. I care for students with medical conditions that range from strep throat, broken bones and birth control to severe concussions. Working 1:1 with the students allows me the chance to get to know the students when they arrive as freshmen and follow them until they graduate. Working at Texas A&M University-Commerce is extremely rewarding because it allows me to care for our students.

What do you like most about your career?

I love caring for people both physically and emotionally and my career allows me this opportunity. The campus clinic gives me the ability to treat, teach, educate and mentor our students.


Honors and Awards

  • The Ray Keck Distinguished Leadership Award, 2021
  • President's Meritorious Service Award, 2021

Professional Organizations

  • Texas Academy of Physician Assistant (TAPA)
  • American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA)
  • American College Health Association (ACHA)
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