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A&M-Texarkana Receives Donation for Electrical Engineering Program

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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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A&M-Texarkana Receives Donations

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana received a $40,000 donation from the Patterson Troike Foundation 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 Patterson Troike Foundation presented the university with a donation in the amount of $40,000, with $25,000 going to the anniversary scholarships and $15,000 going to the Charlotte Sharp Endowment for the Eagle Pantry, a food bank on the A&M-Texarkana Campus. “We are blessed to have such strong community partners here at Texas A&M University-Texarkana,” said A&M-Texarkana president Dr. Emily Cutrer. “This donation from the Patterson Troike Foundation will have a direct impact on the lives of our university students both now and well into the future. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana Announces Special Scholarship Opportunities for Texarkana College Nursing Graduates Who Enroll at TAMUT in Fall 2021

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TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials from Texas A&M University-Texarkana and Texarkana College met for a joint press conference on Friday, August 13th, to discuss scholarships for Texarkana College graduates with an Associate Degree in Nursing to pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Texarkana College ADN graduates are eligible to receive a $4000 scholarship to A&M-Texarkana if they enroll in the university’s ADN to BSN program for the fall 2021 semester. “We’re very excited to be able to offer these additional scholarships to nursing graduates from Texarkana College,” said A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer. “We know these students are well prepared and will excel in this program. We have scholarship funds set aside specifically for these Texarkana College nursing students, but they will only be available for students registering to start in this fall 2021 semester.”

“Texarkana College is happy to encourage our Associate Degree Nursing graduates to continue their higher education goals right here at home,” said Texarkana College President Dr. Jason Smith. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Plans August Event for Undecided Students

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana is planning a summer preview day for students who have not yet made a decision about attending college in the fall or who have not yet decided where they want to attend. “We know there are a lot of students who are still undecided about their plans for the fall,” said Michael Stephenson, Director of Recruiting & New Student Programs. “We want everyone to know that it isn’t too late to become an Eagle. We encourage anyone who has been considering enrolling to come out and see what being a student at TAMUT is about. Come out, enjoy some tacos and games, meet some students, and register for our scholarship drawing.”

The event is being held Tuesday, August 3rd from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Building for Academic and Student Services. Prospective students can apply to TAMUT for the fall semester, check their application status, complete other steps in the application process, speak with admissions experts and meet current students. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Receives $75,000 Donation from TEXAR

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana received a contribution in the amount of $75,000 from TEXAR Federal Credit Union in support of the university’s scholarship fundraising campaign during its 2021 anniversary celebration. The university is celebrating 50 years as an institution of higher learning, 25 years as a member of The Texas A&M University System, and 10 years of breaking new ground. Officials from TEXAR and the university were on hand as TEXAR’s Executive Vice President Connie Lee presented the check to A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer. The check presentation ceremony was held in the lobby of the Building for Academic and Student Services. The lobby, which welcomes students and prospective students alike, will now be renamed the TEXAR Welcome Foyer. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Holds Check Presentation Ceremony

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana received a $50,000 donation from The Texas Pioneer Foundation during a check-presentation ceremony on Thursday, July 1st. The ceremony, held in the Lois & Cary Patterson Student Center, marked the beginning of the university’s anniversary celebration and fundraising campaign. A&M-Texarkana celebrates three milestones in 2021…50 years as an institution of higher education, 25 years as a member of The Texas A&M University System, and 10 years of breaking new ground. Fred Markham, Executive Director of The Texas Pioneer Foundation, was on hand to present the check for $50,000 to the university to jump start the university’s anniversary campaign. To celebrate a half century in higher education the university hopes to raise a half-million dollars for scholarship funds. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Police Department Recognized

TEXARKANA, Texas – The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Police Department (UPD) was recently recognized for its voluntary compliance with 166 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices. The best practices cover training and policy directives over topics such as Search and Transport, Use of Force, Hostage Incidents, Internal Investigations, Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment, and dozens more. There are more than 2600 Police Agencies in Texas, and the TAMUT Police Department is proud to be among the 173 agencies recognized. UPD is one of only two law enforcement agencies in Bowie County to receive the recognition, and joins 5 other Texas A&M University System departments who have been recognized as well. “We are proud of that our University Police Department has been recognized for their commitment to excellence in law enforcement,” said TAMUT president Dr. Emily Cutrer. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Volunteers Contribute 650 Hours of Community Service in 2021 Big Event

TEXARKANA, Texas – On April 10th Texas A&M University-Texarkana faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the university scattered across Texarkana to perform acts of community service for local non-profit organizations. 164 volunteers completed 650 hours of service at 22 locations around the city. The Big Event is a day of service hosted by the university that began in 2017 and is designed to create a sense of pride throughout the city by helping with landscaping, maintenance, cleaning, and organizational tasks. From planting gardens and flowers to brush removal and painting, the volunteers set out to lend a hand wherever it was needed. “The City of Texarkana, TX was very excited to continue our partnership with Texas A&M University – Texarkana on the Big Event,” said Keith Beason, City of Texarkana Planner. Continue Reading →

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