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A&M-Texarkana to Host Economic Outlook Luncheon

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the College of Business, Engineering, and Technology will host an Economic Outlook Luncheon at Northridge Country Club at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 11th. The luncheon will feature guest speaker Dr. Joe Tracy, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Tickets to the luncheon are $45 each and may be purchased online at www.tamut.edu/CBET. RSVP to Jim Bynum at jbynum@tamut.edu or 903.223.3191. Please
designate your vegetarian/dietary preference upon making RSVP. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Hold Master Gardener Event July 8

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Bowie County Master Gardeners will present a program titled “Preserving
Your Garden Harvest” on Monday July 8, 2019. The event will take place from
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in University Center Room 326. The class is free and
open to the public and reservations are not required. The
program will be presented by Cheryl Mapston who is a current Texas Master
Gardener and a retiree from the Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Service. The
discussion will focus on the best ways to preserve your fruits and vegetables so
that they may be enjoyed throughout the year. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Hires Ryan Wall to Lead Men’s Basketball Program

TEXARKANA,
Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana has named Ryan
Wall as the university’s head men’s basketball coach. Wall is the second coach
tabbed to run the first ever A&M-Texarkana basketball program after initial
hire Charles Goar decided to pursue other interests. Wall comes to lead the inaugural A&M-Texarkana men’s basketball team
having completed 5 years as the head coach at fellow Red River Athletic
Conference institution Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. His career record as a head coach stands at 109-42 and includes a trip to the
Sweet 16 and two trips to the Elite Eight in the NAIA National Basketball
Tournament. He has recruited and coached 4 All-American players including an
NAIA national leading scorer and NAIA national leaders in steals and assists. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Trustees Approve New Degree in Health Sciences

Texarkana College

Texarkana,
Texas- At the Texarkana College board meeting held on June 26, Trustees
approved the addition of the Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree to
be implemented in January 2020. According to Dr. Donna McDaniel, TC’s Vice
President of Instruction, the degree will prepare students to enter competitive
fields within the healthcare industry and will provide a direct pathway into
the Associate Degree Nursing program at TC. “The creation of an Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree
will ensure students who plan to enter the TC nursing program, or other
competitive healthcare training programs, have the courses needed to continue
into their desired program of study,” said McDaniel. “The science curriculum
within this new degree plan has been enhanced to better prepare students for
careers in healthcare and for transfer to a four-year university.”

McDaniel said the TC Academic Council and Curriculum Committee
approved addition of the new degree plan and will now seek confirmation of
compliance from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on
Colleges (SACSOC). Trustees also heard a report from McDaniel recognizing Pam Owney,
Associate Professor of English, as the 2019 National Institute for Staff and
Organizational Development (NISOD) Teaching in Excellence Award Winner
representing Texarkana College. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Education Professor Published in Journal of Culture and Values in Education

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA,
Texas – Dr. Abbie Strunc, Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Assistant Professor of Education and Chair of Teacher Education was recently
published in the Journal of Culture and
Values in Education. Her article, “The Politics of Culture: A Discourse
Analysis of the Texas Social Studies Curriculum” examines the history of the
education curriculum in Texas. In her work, Strunc outlines how outside agencies like Educational
Research Analysis (ERA) can affect changes to the state’s education mandates. This includes decisions by the State Board of Education on subjects such as
curriculum standards, approving instructional materials, controlling high
school graduation standards, and other administrative duties. The input from
agencies from like the ERA and the political nature of the process (Texas State
Board of Education members are elected) can cause noticeable shifts in the curriculum
from one revision period to the next. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Professors Collaborate on Research and Article Published in Health Marketing Journal

TEXARKANA,
Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana Assistant
Professor of Management Dr. Brian Matthews and Jamie Daigle, Instructor of
Supply Chain management were recently published in the journal Health Marketing Quarterly. Their
article, “Bridging the dichotomous gap between expectations and perceptions in
quantifying hospice care quality,” stems from research conducted into the customer
satisfaction of families who had relatives in hospice care. Matthews used a five-dimensional service quality instrument called the
SERVQUAL model to rate customer satisfaction in five areas: tangibility,
reliability, responsiveness, assurance, and empathy. Daigle then used a neural
network approach to examine facts and research variables to develop algorithms
that helped quantify, understand, and add validity to the responses. The
process allowed the researchers to rate the customer’s expectations vs
perceptions…comparing what customers believed to be the prescribed norms of
hospice care with how they rated their actual experience. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Chemistry Professor Has Research Published

TEXARKANA,
Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana Assistant
Professor of Chemistry Dr. Greg Hogan was recently published in the Journal of
Molecular Structure. His article, “Inclusion of alkyl alcohol guest molecules
into a copper (II)-based hydrogen-bonded metal-organic framework” is derived
from his research involving flexible, thermally stable hydrogen-bonded
frameworks. These frameworks allow for the introduction of guest molecules, but
because they are thermally stable the guest molecule can be removed, keeping
the host framework intact. While the research is being completed at the
molecular level, on a larger scale these compounds could eventually play a role
in mitigating the environmental damage caused when oil or toxic chemicals are
spilled. In theory, the frameworks developed within the compounds could capture
or trap the guest molecules and enable them to be released without damaging the
host framework, which could then be reused. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Hold 30th Young Writers’ Summer Workshop

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA,
Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana will be holding
its 30th annual Young Writers’ Workshop from July 15-26 on the
university’s Bringle Lake Campus. The camp is a collaborative effort between
the East Texas Writing Project and A&M-Texarkana’s English Program, and is
open to students going into grades 1-12. The two-week program takes place from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm each weekday,
and participants spend their time engaged in reading,
writing, and artistic activities designed to develop and deepen their understanding
of genres and themes often left underexplored in traditional classrooms. Age
appropriate themes and genres are selected for each grade level. This year’s
themes include A World of Holidays (1st and 2nd grades),
Celebration
Station (3rd and 4th grades), Memorable
Moments (5th and 6th grades), My
Favorite Things (7th and 8th grades), and Blasting
to the Future (9th -12th grades).   

Participants have a chance to show off
their work during the workshop’s closing ceremony, and have the opportunity to
have their work published in the program’s annual anthology. Continue Reading →

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TAMUT Spring 2019 Honor Graduates

Texas A&M Texarkana

Cum Laude- GPA of 3.500-3.740

Tara Denise Bird, Mount Pleasant, Texas
(Titus Co.)

Brent Franklin Black III, New Boston, Texas (Bowie Co.)    

Tyler Janay Cole, Maud, Texas (Bowie Co.)    

Daniel Robert Collinsworth, Burleson,
Texas (Tarrant Co.)

Sean Clark Daniel, Maud, Texas (Bowie
Co.)

Brenda Batey Davis, Mount Pleasant, Texas
(Titus Co.)

Sarah M. Rockers Elkins, Foreman,
Arkansas (Little River Co.)

Joshua Brady Elrod, Wake Village, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Whitney Michele Farmer, Reno, Texas
(Lamar Co.)

Eric Howard Gibbs, Clarksville, Texas (Red River Co.)    

Zachary Hunter Griffin, Texarkana, Texas (Bowie Co.)    

Hannah Elizabeth Harris, Lewisville,
Texas (Denton Co.)

Jared Ryan Harris, Atlanta, Texas (Cass
Co.)

Cynthia Ann Humphrey, Queen City, Texas (Cass Co.)    

Haley Michelle Krieger, Hooks, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Daejia Chere Lynch, Duncanville, Texas
(Dallas Co.)

Shaila Sharie McGregor, Fouke, Arkansas
(Miller Co.)

Weston L. Miller, Texarkana, Texas (Bowie
Co.)

Betsy Janet Moreno, Mount Pleasant, Texas
(Titus Co.)

Tia M. DeGrate Nelson, Texarkana, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Alaina Leigh Oliver, Atlanta, Texas (Cass
Co.)

Brandon Allen Parkman, Queen City, Texas
(Cass Co.)

Jean-Luc Perez, Texarkana, Texas (Bowie
Co.)

Andres Felipe Pesantez, Ashdown, Arkansas
(Little River Co.)

Jeffery Cole Phillips, Texarkana, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

John David Plant, Texarkana, Texas (Bowie
Co.)

Jeffrey Daniel Roberts, Texarkana, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Teri Roberts, Texarkana, Texas (Bowie
Co.)

Samuel Blake Rose, Texarkana, Arkansas
(Miller Co.)

Michala Amber Terrell, Texarkana, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Haley Ann Thompson, New Boston, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Ariel Jordan Vallejos, Texarkana, Texas (Bowie Co.)    

Ilse Vazquez, Mount Pleasant, Texas
(Titus Co.)

Weston Mark Whatley, Linden, Texas (Cass
Co.)

Wei Zhao, Texarkana, Texas (Bowie Co.)

Magna Cum Laude-
GPA of 3.750-3.890

Kayla M. Austin, Mount Pleasant, Texas (Titus Co.)    

Peyton Alexander Giles, Cypress, Texas
(Harris Co.)

Kristyn Ann Gonzalez, Omaha, Texas
(Morris Co.)

Jack H. Griffin, Texarkana, Texas (Bowie Co.)    

Jared Anthony Hambleton, Texarkana, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Brian Keith Hawkins, Forney, Texas
(Kaufman Co.)

Lowell A. Hoffman, Jr., Stafford, Texas
(Fort Bend Co.)

Phillip Wayne Houck, De Kalb, Texas (Bowie Co.)    

Jessica Renee McCarty, Texarkana, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Barbara Kay Padron, Texarkana, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

James Edward Roberts, De Kalb, Texas (Bowie Co.)    

Kaleyan Grace Rogers, Texarkana, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Nelson Sanchez, Texarkana, Texas (Bowie
Co.)

Miranda Sellers, Texarkana, Arkansas
(Miller Co.)

Rachel Lynn Sorsby, New Boston, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Jeremy Adam Stevenson, Texarkana, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Justin Harris Turner, Pittsburg, Texas
(Camp Co.)

Summa Cum Laude-
GPA of 3.90-4.0

Gavin James Beach, Duncanville, Texas
(Dallas Co.)

Danielle Jean Moore, Texarkana, Arkansas
(Miller Co.)

Vinsent Zdravkov Nestorov, Sofia,
Bulgaria

Natalie Paige Wheeler, Hooks, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Lynna Jean Williams, Texarkana, Texas
(Bowie Co.)

Lauren Alexis Wilson, Texarkana, Texas
(Bowie Co.)
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A&M-Texarkana Graduates 278 in May 2019 Commencement

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
held its 2019 Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 17th. The university
awarded 278 degrees in front of a capacity crowd in the Lois & Cary Patterson
Student Center on the A&M-Texarkana campus. The degrees conferred included
the awarding of one doctoral degree, 68 master’s degrees, and 209 bachelor’s
degrees. Texas A&M University System
Chief Auditor Charlie Hrncir addressed the graduates and spectators on behalf
of the Texas A&M University System, and A&M-Texarkana President Dr.
Emily Cutrer conferred the degrees. Among the 278 students receiving degrees
were 58 students who graduated with honors. Continue Reading →

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