Texas A&M at Texarkana

Recent Articles

A&M-Texarkana Texas Offers State Bar Webinars on U.S. Founding

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana is hosting Texas State Bar’s virtual workshops about the U.S. founding, June 29–30. The webinars are free and open to anyone. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion. As part of the State Bar’s professional development series, the “Founding Documents” covers how to teach about the U.S. founding.  The workshops review America’s prominent founding documents, history, and ideas. It provides participants the chance to work with well-established scholars to learn about the founding period. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

A&M-Texarkana Announces Spring 2020 Honor Graduates

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana recently announced the 68 graduates from the spring 2020 semester who earned academic honors while attaining an undergraduate degree. Honor graduates are determined by grade point average and divided into three categories, Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude. The spring 2020 Summa Cum Laude (GPA 3.9-4.0) graduates are Brayden Tanner Cook, Jordyn Makenzy Cook, Hanh Thi Doan, Addyson Paige Hill, Vallerie Elizabeth Klingbeil, Courtney Marie LeBrun, Denver Brooks Lockhart, Garrett Kahler Mason, and Dylan Michael Yowell. The spring 2020 Magna Cum Laude (GPA 3.75-3.89) graduates include Madison Brooke Beal, Brandon Allen Butler, Maggie Kilpatrick Currey, Stephanie Dachiel Gerdes, Maria Guadalupe Gomez-Martinez, Kyli Danielle Halford, Ty Brandon Hervey, Tina Marie Hock, Amy Lee Moore, Coda Renee Phillips, Amanda Rae Rotunno, Brookelyn Christina Cheek Shaw, Amber Lynn Thompson, Hoang Huy Dinh Tran, Jessica Michelle Williams, and Daniel Stuart Wood. The spring 2020 Cum Laude (GPA 3.5-3.74) graduates are Idialu Samuel Abhulimen, Nicholas Donald Barkman, Shelby Eugenie Nicole Bayer, Samantha Vivian Bell, Aleigh Kae Bessonett, Britney D. Boehm, Hailey René Bowman, Madison Layne Buley, Sachse, Goldie A. Burnett, Bogota, Ta’Mar JaShay Coby, Emily Paige Dennis, Cortney Page Eudy, Raquel M. Garcia, Christina Marie Graves, Molina Amarrette Gwin, Amanda C. Hargrave, Caitlin Denise Harris, Samantha Ann Henry, Majory Perrynz Herron, Okayla L. Johnson, Jacie Jo Keener, Mallory Janae Kosub, William B. Lee, Jr., Jeffrey Thomas Leonti, Kacey Ann Maines, Montana Wayne Moore, Sterling Pryce Noe, Rachel L. Perez, Rahnique Lajuanya Perry, Natalie Antonia Pineda, Essie-Elizabeth Alyssa Pippins, Maria Manuela Ramirez, Heather Renee Robinson, Alondra Rodriguez, Joey San Juan, Landon Rhyne Simmons, Jason Andrew Soule, Troy A. Squires, Rodessa, Kayla Stewart Torres, Jayme Taylor Danielle Vega, Elizabeth Ann Waltrip, Stephen Kyle York, and Darykca Yun. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

A&M-Texarkana Launches Master of Social Work Degree in Fall 2020

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana officials have recently been given the approval to begin offering a Master of Social Work degree beginning with the fall 2020 semester. The MSW program will prepare students as therapists and to provide direct intervention at the individual, group, organizational and community levels. Graduates will be able to become independently licensed as Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), qualifying them for a wider range of employment opportunities working with various populations (children, adolescents, adults, elderly, disabled, etc.). “The MSW program will include a specialization in mental health with an emphasis in substance abuse and trauma-informed care,” said Dr. Kristine Yells, TAMUT’s social work program director. “Other electives will prepare students to work with a variety of populations in different settings. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

A&M-Texarkana Awards Regents Grants to Students in Need

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana has recently awarded 68 Regents’ Grants to students whose families have endured unexpected financial difficulties. The grants, available to students who meet certain criteria, are funded from the Texas A&M University System in College Station, Texas. To be eligible for the grant the student or the student’s family has to have an adjusted gross income (AGI) between 40,000 and 100,000 annually and is designed to help families who make too much to qualify for federal aid, but do not make enough to cover expenses if an unexpected circumstance arises. The eligibility requirements Regents’ Grant are:

Texas Resident seeking first undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degreeBe in Good Academic Standing and good standing with financial aidFile a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the year you are seeking additional assistanceStudent/Family FAFSA adjusted gross income (AGI) must be between $40,000 – $100,000 (special consideration may be given to families with less than $40,000 earned)Student/Family must have an unforeseen financial hardship. Something unforeseen is something that could not be predicted and was not expectedDocumentation of this claim is required

The university received 87 applications for the Regents’ Grant. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

A&M-Texarkana Donates 110 COVID-19 Test Kits to Local Hospitals

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials from Texas A&M University-Texarkana donated 55 COVID-19 test kits each to CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital and Wadley Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, April 8th. The test kits were shipped to A&M-Texarkana from the Texas A&M University System, which shipped test kits to all 11 Texas A&M System universities in an effort to help combat the COVID-19 outbreak on a local level. “We are so thankful for the many men and women in our medical community who are working on the front lines to take on this pandemic.” said A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer. “We are happy to be able to contribute in some way and hope that these additional test kits make a difference for local patients.”

The kits consist of a swab, a vial with transport media to preserve the sample in the vial, and a bag. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

Aggie Veterinary labs cobble together 2,000 COVID-19 sampling kits

TX Flag Blowing

FDA-compliant swab kits to be donated to hospitals across the state

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — More than 2,000 COVID-19 sampling kits will soon be on their way to hospitals across the state, thanks to Aggie innovation and ingenuity. Viral sampling kits — usually used on pigs, cows and chickens — are being repurposed to test humans by the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in College Station. The sampling kits are being assembled from lab supplies already in stock at TVMDL’s four labs across the state. 

Once assembled, they will be shipped to hospitals in cities with a Texas A&M System campus to help meet surge in needed test kits. The university presidents will determine where there is the greatest need for the kits in their community. “No one has ever done this before, but tough times call for creative measures,” said John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. Continue Reading →

Filed under: ,

A&M-Texarkana Extends Online Instruction through Spring 2020

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials at Texas A&M
University-Texarkana have announced that online instruction, scheduled to begin
Monday, March 23, will continue throughout the end of the spring 2020 semester. Students and parents as well as
faculty and staff were notified of the decision Wednesday afternoon via an email
from university president Dr. Emily Cutrer. “It was originally our intention to
evaluate the necessity of online classes on a weekly basis and make any changes
accordingly,” said President Dr. Emily Cutrer. “As we looked at the climate
more closely we decided the right decision was to extend the online instruction
period through the end of the semester. This allows our students, faculty, and
staff to settle into a new routine without having to worry about what might
change from one week to the next.”

Most university employees will
work remotely, while a skeleton crew of staff will remain on site to ensure the
continuity of university operations and provide for the needs of students who
remain in the university’s residence hall. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

A&M-Texarkana Moves to All Online Instruction Following Spring Break

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – In the wake of the continuing
spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of the health of the entire Texas
A&M University- Texarkana community the university has announced that all
classes will be delivered online beginning Monday, March 23rd. All
athletic events have been suspended as have all university and non-university
events on the TAMUT campus. The university’s spring break was already scheduled
for the week of March 16-20. Students and parents as well as
faculty and staff were notified of the change Thursday afternoon via an email
from university president Dr. Emily Cutrer. “This was not an easy decision to
make, nor was it made lightly,” said Cutrer. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

A&M-Texarkana and Bowie County Master Gardeners to Present Program on “Tree Selection, Planting, & Care”

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Bowie County Master Gardeners will host a program titled “Tree
Selection, Planting, and Care” on Monday, March 9th. The event will
take place from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in room 326 of the University Center
Building. The class, presented by Texas A&M District III Forester John
Hawkins, is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Emily
Newsome at TAMUT at 903.223.3039 or Steve Walls, Bowie County Master Gardeners,
at 318.773.6203. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

A&M-Texarkana to Conduct Test of Emergency Notification System Thursday, February 27th

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials at Texas A&M University-Texarkana will be conducting a test of the university’s emergency notification system Thursday, February 27th. The test is scheduled to take place late in the afternoon to minimize disruption. The test will involve the university’s outdoor speaker array, which is designed to be audible anywhere on campus and will likely be heard in surrounding neighborhoods. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Continue Reading →

Filed under: