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U of A Hope-Texarkana Phi Theta Kappa Member Awarded Two National Scholarships

University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Paramedic student and Phi Theta Kappa member Alan Laxton was recently selected from hundreds of nationwide applicants to receive the Phi Theta Kappa New Century Workforce Pathways Scholarship and the Dr. Richard L. Resurreccion International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Scholarship. The New Century Workforce Pathways Scholarship is designed for students who plan to graduate with an associate degree and enter immediately into the workforce. One winner is chosen from each state. The scholarship may be used to complete an associate degree, obtain a certification, or purchase tools or other trade-specific items needed to enter the workforce. This is the second year in a row that a UAHT Phi Theta Kappa member has been awarded this scholarship. Continue Reading →

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TEXARKANA COLLEGE ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF BRANDON WASHINGTON AS VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Texarkana College announces the appointment of Brandon Washington, Dean of Workforce and Community & Business Education Division, to the position of Vice President of Operations. In this role, Washington will begin collaborating with Rick Boyette, Director of Facilities, and Mike Dumdei, Vice President of Technology. In recent months, Boyette and Dumdei have discussed their intent to transition into retirement by 2022. TC President Dr. Jason Smith said both Boyette and Dumdei are committed to continuing in their current positions for now and plan to remain on staff in supporting roles after 2022. 

“Rick and Mike wear many hats in their positions at Texarkana College and provide vital campus leadership,” said Smith. “The announcement of their desire to look toward retirement led to the decision to move Brandon into the VP of Operations position so that over the next couple of years he has an opportunity to work alongside these two men. Continue Reading →

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Steve and Celia Montgomery Endowed Scholarship Established at UA Hope-Texarkana

Steve and Celia Montgomery, of Hope, Arkansas, recently established the Steve and Celia Montgomery Endowed Scholarship at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana. Steve Montgomery said he and his wife wanted to find a way to help support the college this year since they were unable to do so by sponsoring the Watermelon Festival Concert as they usually do. “We have been a part of the Hope community for over thirty years and have always enjoyed giving back when we are able,” he said. The scholarship is available to students pursuing any degree or certificate at UAHT. Celia Montgomery said they are grateful to be able to help students, whether it is through Kids’ College or college scholarships. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Soars to New Freshman Enrollment Record

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana recently announced that a record number of new, first-time students are enrolled for the fall 2020 semester. Many colleges and universities nationwide have faced enrollment declines due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the economic disturbance it has caused. Despite those obstacles, TAMUT has enrolled the largest freshman class since the university’s downward expansion in 2010, when it first began accepting underclassman admissions. The number of new, first-time college students enrolled at A&M-Texarkana jumped from 217 in 2019 to 298 this semester, giving the university’s freshman class a 37% bump while total enrollment rose to 2,214 from last year’s 2,103. “We are all very pleased with our enrollment numbers, particularly during such challenging times,” said university president Dr. Emily Cutrer, who attributes the rise in enrollment to multiple factors. Continue Reading →

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Application for the Evening Licensed Practical Nursing Program at U of A Texarkana Now Open

The application for admission to the Evening Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program at the University of Arkansas Texarkana is now open. Students can apply online at uaht.edu from September 1 to November 1, 2020. The Evening LPN program is a full-time, 11-month, selective admission program leading to a Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing. The program prepares students for licensure through the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN). The program meets the requirements for accreditation by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. Continue Reading →

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Richard Hogue Family Endowed Scholarship Established at UA Hope-Texarkana

The family of the late Richard Hogue recently established the Richard Hogue Family Endowed Scholarship at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana. Susan Fackler, Richard’s sister, said education has always been important to the Hogue family. “My parents, Richard and Rosetta Hogue, always instilled in us the desire to do our best and the importance of getting a good education.”

The scholarship has been established to help students who are pursuing a degree in a health professions field of study. “In this ever-changing world, dedicated medical professionals are as essential as ever,” Fackler said. “My brother Richard struggled with many health issues beginning in his teenage years until he passed away in 2004. Continue Reading →

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University of Arkansas Hope/Texarkana to Resume Classes Friday

Hope/Texarkana, Arkansas: Hurricane Laura was downgraded to a Tropical Storm by the time it passed through the UAHT area today, and classes will now resume Friday. UAHT had canceled classes for Thursday 27, but unlike other campus closures, the university only officially closed for Thursday. An announcement late this afternoon indicated that routine classes will resume at both campus locations in the morning, Friday 28th. Continue Reading →

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VIRTUAL-ONLY ACCESS TO TEXARKANA COLLEGE CAMPUS PLANNED FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY DUE TO THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER

Texarkana College

Texarkana College will move to a virtual format for all courses and student services for Thursday, August 27, 2020, and Friday, August 28, 2020 due to the threat of severe weather in our area. The campus will resume normal on-campus operations on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Students will be able to access their courses online and will be able to meet virtually with enrollment services, financial aid advisors, and business office personnel on Thursday and Friday.  

Essential personnel will remain on campus to provide safety and security of facilities and grounds. More information can be found at www.texarkanacollege.edu or by calling 903-823-3456. Continue Reading →

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Texas A&M Texarkana to Close Thursday and Friday Due to Tropical Storm

Texas A&M Texarkana

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the Texarkana area. This means that tropical-storm-force winds are expected in the area within the next 36 hours. The forecast also includes heavy rainfall over an extended period of time. These scenarios will make traveling to and from the university extremely dangerous. Because of the imminent threat of perilous weather and the potential for widespread power outages, Texas A&M University-Texarkana will be closed Thursday, August 27th and Friday August 28th. Continue Reading →

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Dixon Selected as U of A Hope-Texarkana Academic All-Star

The 2020 U of A Hope-Texarkana Academic All-Star Award was recently presented to Carolyn Dixon of Rosston, Arkansas. “Once I graduated high school, I had no idea exactly where I wanted to attend college,” Dixon said. “One day, my uncle, an alumnus of UAHT, informed me on how great of a school it was, so I decided to visit. On the day I visited, I felt as if it was a second home; all of the people were so nice and made me feel welcome. Even though I had taken summer classes at Southern Arkansas University and stayed on campus there, I knew UAHT was where I belonged.”

In her time at UAHT, Dixon has made the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, been elected as President of TRiO Student Support Services, and Senator-At-Large of the Student Government Association. Continue Reading →

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