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A&M-Texarkana Faculty and Education Alumni Publish in Teaching Journal

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Dr.
Corrine Hinton, Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University –
Texarkana, and three university alumni and current educators, Stephanie
Chickadel, Kristen Childress, and Amanda Nix recently published an article in Currents in Teaching and Learning, an
online education journal published by Worcester State University. Their
article, “Extending Experiential Learning Opportunities in Teacher Education:
Connecting Preservice Teachers and their Communities through Project-Based Collaborations”
appears in the journal’s October 2018 special issue on project-based learning. While
enrolled in an education methods class together, Chickadel, Childress, and Nix
collaborated with Discovery Place, an interactive museum for children located in
downtown Texarkana, as a service learning project to help the museum improve
its attractiveness to area educators. As the article explains, the women, then
preservice teachers, helped to map the concepts from several exhibits to
education standards in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Chickadel,
now a high school science teacher at Queen City High School, explained, “Our
project began as a way to help a local museum’s exhibits become more accessible
to teachers in the area. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Receives $5,340 Gift from Texarkana Noon Lions Club

 The Texarkana Noon Lions Club presented a $5,340 check to the Texarkana College Foundation today at a check presentation ceremony held at 2:30 PM in the lobby of the Texarkana College Nelson Administration Building. The gift represents proceeds from a recent gun raffle by the Lions Club and will be used for student scholarships. Lions Club President, Doug Barnette, said, “We love raising money for Texarkana College students. In our mind, there is no more worthy recipient.”

Katie Andrus, director of the TC Foundation, said the gift will have a big impact on students.  “We are so appreciative of the Lion’s Club generous donation and their commitment to higher education,” said Andrus. Continue Reading →

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Four Trustees Sworn In for Continued Terms on Texarkana College Board

(left to right): George Moore, Place 7; Ernie Cochran, Place 4; Anne Farris, Place 3; and Derrick McGary, Place 1.  Texarkana, TX- At Texarkana College’s Board of Trustees meeting today, four Trustees were sworn in to office to serve another term. Derrick McGary, Place 1; Anne Farris, Place 3; Ernie Cochran, Place 4; and George Moore, Place 7, all ran unopposed in the election held in November 2018. 

President James Henry Russell said TC has a strong group of leaders serving as Trustees and their dedication to ensuring student success is unwavering. “The future is bright for TC with the leadership and commitment demonstrated by our entire Board,” Russell said. “They are remarkable advocates for progress, and they make tough decisions to ensure sustainable fiscal strength. Continue Reading →

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Women for A&M-Texarkana Donates $97,500 to TAMUTScholarships

TEXARKANA, Texas – Women for A&M-Texarkana, a dynamic
group of over 300 women working to enhance economic
development, cultural enrichment, and generate money for scholarships and
degree programs at Texas A&M University- Texarkana, recently donated
$97,500 to two scholarship funds at the university. The group held its annual Holiday Lunch Social on December 6th
and presented a check for $87,500 to the A&M-Texarkana Foundation Endowed
Scholarship, and $10,000 for the Women for A&M-Texarkana Annual
Scholarship. The donation to the Foundation Endowed Scholarship will be matched
as a part of the Foundation Board’s current Double Your Impact Campaign, where
board members pledged to match donations to the fund on a dollar for dollar
basis up to a total of one million dollars. This campaign stretches the $87,500
donation into $175,000 for the endowed scholarship fund. The $10,000 donation
will support annual scholarships for 9 Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Students. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Professor Named to Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana Associate Professor of History Dr. Craig Nakashian has been named to the Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. The Academy is an initiative of the Texas A&M University System, acknowledging teaching excellence. The program is supported by the Chancellor’s Century Council, a group of private donors committed to advancing the future of higher education in Texas. Dr. Nakashian will be recognized at the Council’s annual banquet in March, where he will receive a certificate, a stipend, and commemorative medallion that is to be worn on occasions requiring academic regalia. “It’s often said that good history professors have a way of bringing the subject to life for their students,” said Dr. Del Doughty, Dean of TAMUT’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Education. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Ranked as a Top College for Veterans

TEXARKANA, Texas – College Factual recently reviewed 1820 colleges and universities nationwide in an effort to rank them according to which institutions are the most veteran-friendly. Texas A&M University-Texarkana ranked in the top 15% of all schools in the nation in the “Best for Vets” category and finished #16 out of 79 schools reviewed in Texas. The ranking is meant to highlight colleges and universities who are working hard to provide quality educational outcomes to veterans, active duty military students and their families. Some of the quality factors included in the rankings are veteran affordability, veteran support services and resources available, and overall quality metrics important to any student – particularly those metrics important to non-traditional students. Texas A&M University Texarkana has an active Veteran Services Center that is always looking to enhance the educational opportunities for those who serve or have already served, and their families. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Mathematics Students Post Strong Showing at Competition

TEXARKANA, Texas – Several Texas A&M University-Texarkana math students competed in the recent 2018 Student Challenge Using Differential Equation Modeling (SCUDEM) and presented their mathematical model at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Two teams of students participated in the event, working diligently to solve their projects between October 19th and October 27th. Each team member contributed between 20 and 25 hours to their project. This SCUDEM session featured students presenting their models at 40 locations around the world. Teams are ranked in the following way: The highest ranking available is the “Outstanding Award,” with the second-ranking called the “Meritorious Award” and the third-ranking labeled as the “Successful Award.”

A&M-Texarkana’s TEAM A, (comprised of Ryan Powell, Katelin Garamillo, and Nathalie Alvarado) was given the Meritorious Award, and Team B (made up of Rebecca Thompson and Claire Reyes, received the Successful Award. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana, TX- Were you or someone you know laid off from Red River Army Depot or one of its contractors within the last year? Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas has partnered with Texarkana College to provide assistance and training to get you back to employment. Training programs are free to eligible dislocated workers and some courses can be completed in just a few short weeks.  All programs are taught at Texarkana College and are led by experienced, professional faculty members with years of hands-on experience in their field. All courses lead to high demand occupations in our region with very competitive wages and job security. Reserve a seat now for one of the upcoming intake events. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Closing Wednesday December 5th In Honor of President George H.W. Bush

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana will be closed Wednesday, December 5th in observance of the day of mourning in honor of former President George H.W. Bush. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed Wednesday a day of mourning and has closed state offices for the day. Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp has authorized the closing of system universities and agencies on December 5th in accordance with the governor’s proclamation. The university will operate with essential services only on Wednesday, meaning University Police will maintain normal operations and food service will continue for students who reside on campus. Because Wednesday is the last scheduled day for some classes, students are instructed to check their email, phone and Blackboard accounts for any updates or schedule modifications due to the cancellation of classes this late in the semester. Continue Reading →

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