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Texarkana College Receives $500 Gift from Delta Sigma Theta- Texarkana Alumnae Chapter

Photo ID (Left to Right):  Geanenita Kelly, Carolyn Moore, Dr. Jason Smith, Jean Matlock, and Bea Ross

May 22, 2019- The Delta Sigma Theta- Texarkana Alumnae Chapter presented a $500 check to the Texarkana College Foundation today at the Texarkana College Nelson Administration Building. Carolyn Moore, local chapter president, said the gift will be used for student scholarships at Texarkana College. “It is very important to our chapter to give back to education in our community,” said Moore. “We know that receiving a scholarship can change the course of a student’s life.”

Texarkana College president, Jason Smith, received the check on behalf of TC Foundation and thanked the members for the generous contribution. “We are so grateful to the Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter for helping promote higher education in our community by providing scholarship funds. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Earns Top Spots in State for Student Completion and Low Student Loan Debt

Texarkana College

May 20, 2019, Texarkana, TX- During today’s board meeting, Texarkana College Trustees learned that TC set new institutional records last year for student success. Dr. Donna McDaniel, TC’s Vice President of Instruction, reported that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board released its 2019 Texas Public Higher Education Almanac last week showing profiles of performance and characteristics for all state-funded institutions of higher education. The report showed TC ranking first in 3-year graduation rates among regional comprehensive community colleges for full time students. TC also ranked as one of the top ten institutions in the state for low student debt. “We are so proud of our students who have broken completion records again this year,” McDaniel said. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Host Master Gardeners Event

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA,
Texas – Texas
A&M University-Texarkana and the Bowie County Master Gardeners will present
a program titled “All About Herbs” on Monday, May 13, 2019 at
A&M-Texarkana. The class will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in
Room 306 of the Science and Technology Building. The class is free and open to
the public and reservations are not required. The
program’s speaker is Nicholas Auck, a Miller County Master Gardener.  He will be sharing how herb gardening is one
of the most fulfilling types of gardening but requires significantly less skill
than growing exotic flowers. Herb gardening is not only a great place for the
beginner gardener to start, but it is also a type of gardening that produces a
result that is both fragrant and edible. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE to Host Poetry Workshop and Reading

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will host poet
Joy Ladin for a poetry workshop and reading on Thursday, May 9th. The workshop will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in University Center
room 230, and the poetry reading will be from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in
University Center room 217. Both events are free and open to the public and
light refreshments will be served. Joy Ladin holds the Gottesman
Chair in English at Yeshiva University, and, in 2007, became the first (and
still only) openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. Her
work has been recognized with a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a
Fulbright Scholarship, an American Council of Learned Societies Research
Fellowship, and two Hadassah Brandeis Institute Research Fellowships, among
other honors. Continue Reading →

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Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing Moves to Texarkana College’s Main Campus

Texarkana College

Texarkana, TX- The world’s first recognized school of bladesmithing, Texarkana College’s Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing, will have a new home beginning July 1, 2019. With support from the American Bladesmith Society (ABS), Texarkana College will move the school to the main college campus in Texarkana located in Bowie County, Texas. 

Established in 1988 by TC officials and founding ABS members, TC’s Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing has operated in Washington, Arkansas since its inception. Texarkana College President Dr. Jason Smith said the move to TC’s main campus will allow the Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing to offer more modern amenities while preserving the school’s rich history and proven instructional methods. The Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing will begin offering courses in its new location beginning fall 2019. “This school is the real deal when it comes to bladesmithing,” Smith said. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE Hold Lecture on #MeToo and Kesha

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will host an open
lecture titled “Kesha is a Joke: #MeToo and Kesha” on Thursday, May 2nd. The discussion will be led by TAMUT Associate Professor of English Dr. Doug
Julien and will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. in room 247 of the
Building for Academic and Student Services. The lecture is free and open to the
public and light refreshments will be served. PLACE is a faculty-led
program designed to create a community of learners comprised of
A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE
chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other
activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE to Host Lecture by Novelist Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will host
novelist D. Elizabeth Cobbs for a lecture titled “Fighting on Two Fronts: World
War One, The Vote, & America’s First Women Soldiers.” The event is
scheduled for Friday, May 3rd from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in
University Center room 217. All university PLACE events are free and open to
the public. Elizabeth Cobbs is the author of
eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including The Hello Girls: America’s
First Women Soldiers. Her prior book was the bestselling Hamilton Affair: A
Novel, and she has a forthcoming novel on the Civil War military service of
Harriet Tubman titled The Tubman Command. She is a former juror for The
Pulitzer Prize, holds the Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M University, and is a
Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. Continue Reading →

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TC’S PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM RESULTS SHOW SUCCESS

Texarkana College

Texarkana, TX- Texarkana College Trustees learned today that the TC Presidential Scholarship program, established in 2014, has resulted in more than 300 local students earning college credit toward their degree or certificate with no debt. Dr. Donna McDaniel, TC’s Vice President of Instruction, said the program was instituted to reward high-achieving graduating students from area high schools for their hard work and high grades. “The program allows recent high school graduates from schools in our service area to study at TC for up to two years at not cost to them for tuition and fees,” said McDaniel. “When the program was established, we saw the need for top students coming right out of high school to take part in a unique first year experience. We are pleased to see so many area students participating in the program and continuing their education toward earning their college credential.”

McDaniel said the 2019 cohort of Presidential Scholars marks the fourth year of the program, and students who were inaugural members are now beginning to graduate with their bachelor’s degrees from four-year universities. 

“Since its inception, we’ve seen great success with the program and have enabled students to not only earn their credentials, but also network with community business leaders through automatic acceptance into the TC’s Honor’s College,” said McDaniel. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana Panhellenic Council Gives Lead Gift to the Robert A. Jones Scholarship Fund at Texarkana College

Texarkana College

Front Row: Al Davis, JoAnn Rice, Robert Jones, Dr. Jason Smith- featured with members of Texarkana College faculty and staff. Members of the Texarkana Panhellenic Council recently presented a $1,000 check to Texarkana College Foundation as a lead gift for the Robert A. Jones Scholarship Fund. Proceeds raised at the annual Greek Show held on April 6, 2019, enabled the Council to donate to the scholarship fund. Jo Ann Rice, this year’s Greek Show organizer, said the event is the Council’s largest fundraiser. “We are so pleased the Greek Show was a big success this year and that it has allowed us to make the $1,000 lead donation to the Robert A. Jones Scholarship Fund at TC,” said Rice. Continue Reading →

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Student Leaders Celebrate A&M-Texarkana Day at the State Capitol

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana student leaders
accompanied university president Dr. Emily Cutrer to Austin, Texas this
week.  The group met with various
legislators and state officials regarding the university’s accomplishments and
mission to improve the lives of those in the East Texas region and beyond. The A&M-Texarkana
delegation was recognized in both the House and Senate sessions when District 1
State Representative Gary VanDeaver and Senator Bryan Hughes introduced
resolutions proclaiming Monday, April 8, 2019 as A&M-Texarkana Day at the
state capitol.  The day was highlighted
by meetings with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker of the House of
Representatives Dennis Bonnen. 

Students participating in
A&M-Texarkana Day at the state capitol included Phillip
Barnes – Texarkana, TX, Brent Baldwin – North Richland Hills, TX, Sebastian
Barrientos – Arlington, TX, Logan Caudill – Magnolia, TX, Tino Charuma –
Dallas, TX/Zimbabwe, Africa, Tamar Coby – Longview, TX, Philip Derouen –
Lafayette, LA,  Alex Hernandez –
Texarkana, TX, Vallerie Klingbeil – Arlington, TX, Jarrell Lawrence –
Lewisville, TX, Sabrina Melton – Idabel, OK, and Lamonte Scott – Euless,
TX/Detroit, MI.  In addition to Dr.
Cutrer, the students were accompanied by Mr. Mark Missildine, Alumni Relations
Coordinator and sponsor of the university’s Student Ambassador program and Mr.
Frank Jackson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for State Relations with the Texas
A&M University System. Continue Reading →

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