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U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Staff Recognized at State Conference

The 2021 U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Staff Member of the Year, Chuck Jordan, was recently recognized at the annual Arkansas Community College’s Conference. Jordan has been employed as the Director of Computer Services at the college for twenty-four years. According to his nomination letter, Chuck puts in long hours planning and executing those plans to ensure the college is operating well. He pours his heart and soul into seeing that both the Hope and Texarkana campuses are taken care of properly. During the pandemic, which sent many employees home, Chuck worked to ensure everyone still had the resources available to do their work from off-campus. Continue Reading →

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U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Faculty Recognized at State Conference

The 2021 U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Charlie Scoggins, was recently recognized at the annual Arkansas Community College’s Conference. Scoggins has been employed at the college as a welding instructor for over forty years. He also serves as the sponsor for the Multi-cultural student organization on campus. According to his nomination letter, Charlie is dedicated to his welding students and the college. He works to make sure his department is in top shape. Continue Reading →

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U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Alum Recognized at State Conference

The 2021 U of A Hope-Texarkana Outstanding Alum of the Year, Lindsey Braden Gonzalez, was recently recognized at the annual Arkansas Community College’s Conference. The outstanding alumnus is someone who renders special and outstanding service to the College, brings distinction to the College, and/or brings recognition to the College through exceptional service and significant contributions to his or her community, state, and/or nation. Gonzalez is a 2014 graduate of Spring Hill High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UAHT in 2016 with an Associate of Arts Degree. She continued her education at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Continue Reading →

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Damascus Steel Knifemaking Class to be Offered at James Black School of Bladesmithing

Ricardo Vilar

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana James Black School of Bladesmithing and Historic Trades will offer a Damascus steel knife-making class October 11 through 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The course will prepare students to learn pattern welding using common carbon Damascus alloys and methods. It will focus on material preparation, forge welding, power hammer techniques, and proper forge practices. The cost for the class is $450. The class will be taught by a world-famous journeyman smith, Ricardo Vilar. Vilar won Season 7 Episode 27 of the hit television show “Forged in Fire” on History Channel and is currently a judge on “Forged in Fire” Latin American Edition. Continue Reading →

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Halloween Cookie Decorating Class at U of A Hope/Texarkana

Get into the fall spirit by taking a Cookie Decorating Class at Hempstead Hall on October 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class will be taught by Cathryn Looney, who ran a successful cookie-making business for ten years. Learn to make decorative cookies just in time for the holidays. The cost of the class is only $25 per person, and the course is limited to 20 participants. For more information or to reserve your seat, contact the Community Education office at 870.722.8568 or email Continue Reading →

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Forklift Certification Training Class to Be Held at U of A Hope

A forklift certification training class will be held at the University of Arkansas Hope campus on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Technical & Industrial Building, room 160. The class is $80 per person and is limited to a maximum of 15 participants available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The course is instructed by Iry T. Rice, owner of Rice Safety Consultants. The class is compliant with OSHA specifications and provides a three-year certification. The Department of Labor requires any forklift operator to hold an OSHA forklift certification. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Receives Donation for Electrical Engineering Program

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s electrical engineering program has received a grant donation of power equipment from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). The donation includes two SEL-411L Advanced Line Differential Protection, Automation and Control Systems and one SEL-351 Protection System valued at $25,890. The donations are an important part of the university’s microprocessor-based relay power laboratory. “The donation will allow us to continue to develop our power lab, will significantly improve students’ electrical engineering learning, and improve our electrical engineering curriculum,” said Dr. Faycal Znidi, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. The donation also helps the university establish partnerships with local utilities and relay protection manufacturers. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Instructor Chosen for Texas Education Policy Fellowship Program

TEXARKANA, Texas – Dr. Kelly Coke, instructor of Adult Education and Leadership Studies and director of programs at Texas A&M University-Texarkana at Northeast Texas Community College and Paris Junior College was recently chosen to take part in the Texas Education Policy Fellowhip Program (TX-EPFP) through Texas Tech University. A total of 23 educators or professionals in education-related fields were chosen for the 10-month professional development program for emerging leaders in education. The program is designed to develop the participant’s leadership capacity, expand their networks, and enhance their knowledge of Texas-Specific policy issues and the processes of educational policy development. “I am honored and humbled to be serving as a 2021-2022 Texas Education Policy Fellow with these amazing, caring, smart and talented fellow leaders from across the great state of Texas,” said Coke. “I look forward to working and studying with them on Texas education and higher education policy.”  Through the program Coke is specifically studying and working on Texas transfer policy to help alleviate barriers for transfer students transferring from the community college to university in Texas. 

Members of the TX-EPFP meet for an in-person, overnight Fall Leadership Forum in September followed by monthly synchronous meetings online. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Receives Anonymous Donation

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana received a $25,000 donation from an anonymous donor as a part of its anniversary scholarship initiative. The university, celebrating 50 years as an institution, 25 years as a member of The Texas A&M University System, and 10 years of breaking new ground, is working to raise a half-million dollars in scholarship donations to celebrate a half-century in higher education. The $25,000 donation will be used to fund scholarships for Texas A&M University-Texarkana students. “We are so fortunate to have members of the community who are willing to invest in our university students,” said A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer. “Donations to our scholarship funds are so much more than just gifts. Continue Reading →

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UAHT ranked #3 community college in Arkansas by Niche

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana has been ranked as the third-best community college in Arkansas by a website that uses a rigorous analysis of academic, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. The 2022 Best Community Colleges ranking from compiles scores based on an analysis of several factors, including academics, value, professors, campus, diversity, student life, student surveys on overall experience, the local area, and safety The overall ‘B’ score for UAHT is as high as any two-year institution in Arkansas. Continue Reading →

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