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Texarkana College Trustees Vote to Hire Dr. Jason Smith as Ninth President

Trustees also took action to authorize board president Kyle Davis and TC legal counsel John Mercy to finalize the exit agreement for current president James Henry Russell. Russell will officially vacate the president’s position on December 31, 2018, and begin work in the private sector for BWI Companies, Inc., in January. Russell has served as president of TC since 2011. Davis said trustees anticipate a smooth transition in leadership beginning January 1, 2019. “Dr. Smith is already a champion for TC,” said Davis. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Receives Donation from University Partner

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana accepted a $100,000 donation from the Texas Pioneer Society at a Press Conference in University Center Wednesday morning. The gift was presented to the university by Fred Markham, President of the Texas Pioneer Foundation, and will go to the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Foundation Endowed Scholarship fund. By making the donation to the Foundation’s scholarship fund the contribution will be matched by the foundation’s Board of Directors, who last month announced the “Double Your Impact” scholarship campaign. Under the “Double Your Impact” initiative the members of the foundation board personally pledged to match contributions to the endowed scholarship dollar for dollar up to a total of $1 million. “Texas A&M University-Texarkana continues to be blessed by the support we receive from our community partners,” said President Dr. Emily Cutrer.” “The Texas Pioneer Foundation has a long history of contributing to A&M-Texarkana and their support has made a difference in the lives of countless students.” Today we are doubly blessed, as this gift will be matched by our Foundation’s Board of Directors.”

The Texas Pioneer Foundation is a private, independent foundation that supports academic excellence by funding innovative educational programs that are sustainable, able to build capacity, and have measurable results. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE to Host Lecture November 2nd

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement will sponsor an open lecture on the topic of “Hashtag Activism in Hollywood” on November 2nd. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 1200 p.m. in University Center Room 116. There is no charge to attend the lecture and it is open to the public. The event will be hosted by Dr. Drew Morton, TAMUT Associate Professor of Mass Communications and Nicole Alvarado, former Research & Reporting Associate at the Director’s Guild of America and Database Coordinator for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The informal discussion will focus on disparities in hiring and representation, sexual harassment, and sexual assault in Hollywood. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Biotechnology Program

TEXARKANA, Texas – Biotechnology students at Texas A&M University-Texarkana are studying concepts and ideas that will one day change the way diseases are treated, says Professor Oscar Alzate. The Nobel Prize for Physics was announced on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 and was awarded to a Canadian professor and his French and American colleagues for their work in laser techniques that have been adapted for eye surgery. One day later the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the discovery of methods to create drugs for treating human diseases using protein engineering based on monoclonal antibodies. And while it might be easy to assume that this kind of work takes place in private laboratories or large research universities, just a few days prior to these announcements Dr. Oscar Alzate was discussing very similar applications with two of his biotechnology students at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Dr. Alzate, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Biotechnology at A&M-Texarkana had recently been discussing how to submit a monoclonal antibody-based drug proven to cure lupus to the US Food and Drug association with his student Arthur Gray. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE to Host Lecture on Halloween

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) will host a lecture on October 31st by Courtney Hubbart, Adjunct Instructor of History at TAMUT. The lecture is titled “She’s a Witch. Witchcraft Hysteria and Gender Bias in the Early Modern World,” and will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in University Center Room 210. The event is free and open the public. PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. Continue Reading →

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Community-wide Day of the Dead Event Set for Friday, November 2 at Texarkana College

October 29, 2018, Texarkana, TX- Halloween is prime time for ghosts, ghouls, zombies, and all the creepiness associated with death. In contrast, however, the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), is a sacred day honoring and remembering loved ones who have died. On Friday, November 2, Texarkana College’s Education Opportunity Center (EOC) will host a free, family- friendly Day of the Dead festival, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Truman Arnold Student Center, 2500 N. Robison Road, Texarkana, TX. The event will include costume and karaoke contests, kids’ booths, face painting, folkloric dancers, and altar contests. Authentic Mexican food will be available for purchase with proceeds supporting scholarship funds for first generation college students through TC’s EOC program. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Distinguished Lecture Series Presents: Ambition and the Alcotts by Featured Lecturer Lauren Hehmeyer

 Texarkana, TX- After more than 150 years, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women still appeals to readers of all ages. First published in the late 1860s, this tale of the coming of age of four sisters in the aftermath of the Civil War remains one of the most famous books in the world. As part of Texarkana College’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Lauren Hehmeyer, professor of English and history at TC, will tell the behind the scenes story of Little Women’s author and her sister, May Alcott Nieriker, a successful artist and a genius in her own right, at a public lecture on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 6:30 PM in Texarkana College’s Palmer Memorial Library. A pre-lecture reception will begin at 6:00 PM.  The event is free and open to the public. Featured lecturer Hehmeyer is a popular public speaker who was invited to present her paper, “Let The World Know You Are Alive: The Concept of Genius and May Alcott Nieriker,” at the one-day conference Recovering May Alcott Nieriker held this past summer at the Universite de Paris–Diderot. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE Holds Guest Lecture October 23rd

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will be hosting a guest lecturer on Tuesday, October 23rd. Dr. Marija Blaskovic from the University of Vienna will be giving a lecture titled “Misplaced Heroes? Gender Negotiations in the Cantar de Mio Cid.”  The lecture will take place in University Center Room 210 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising 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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Texarkana College to Host Mexican Consulate of Dallas on Campus

 This week, Texarkana College will welcome to campus the Mexican Consulate, the official branch of the Mexican government that operates in the United States. Their focus while visiting Northeast Texas is to help Mexican citizens living or traveling in the U.S. The Consulate issues identification cards, passports and Mexican voter registration cards, officially stamps and notarizes legal documents to be used in Mexico, and assists with double nationality, among many other services. The Consulate will be on TC campus October 23-28 and will be set up in the Pinkerton Fitness Center in the gym area located at 2500 N. Robison Road, Texarkana, TX.  Appointments are required and can be made by calling 1-877-639-4835, online at, or through the free iPhone and Android app, MiConsulMex. Appointments will be available during the following dates and times:

Tuesday, Oct. 23 – 9:30 am until 3:30 pm
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A&M-Texarkana Offers OSHA Courses

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the department of Extended Education and Community Development is bringing the OSHA construction and general industry courses to Texarkana. The first course will be OSHA 510- Occupational and Health Standards for the Construction Industry. This course is authorized by the Midsouth OSHA Training Institute. The course will be held at Texas A&M University-Texarkana November 6-9. This course covers the OSHA standards for the construction industry found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1926 along with other relevant policies, procedures, and safety and health principles for the construction industry. Continue Reading →

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