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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-TEXARKANA

2021 - 2022


Eagles are

AWARD WINNING 1. #1 of the 46 Best Affordable Online Master’s in Accounting by geteducated.com 2. #10 of Most Diverse Colleges in Texas by niche.com

3. Ranked #14 of Best Small Colleges in Texas by niche.com

4. #16 of Colleges with the Best Professors in Texas by niche.com

5. 4th Best Online MBA Program by affordablecolleges.com

Best Affordable Colleges in Texas for Bachelor’s Degree

- #6 OUT OF 20 BY AFFORDABLESCHOOLS.NET

#EAGLEBOUND


14:1

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO

#6

of 50 Best Value Small Colleges for a Biology Degree BY BESTVALUESCHOOLS.COM

$18.5 MILLION in FInancial aid and scholarships awarded last year


Courses: Intro to Sociology, Marriage and Family, Sociology Internship, Medical Sociology, Media and Society, Research Methods, Contemporary Issues and Social Concerns “My favorite thing about teaching at A&M-Texarkana is that I get to follow my students from the moment they step foot onto campus until graduation. It’s something you don’t get to see at larger universities. Getting to see them thrive and progress during their four years at TAMUT makes it really special to teach here.” DR. KIM MURRAY COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCES, AND EDUCATION

Electrical Engineering Major | Hometown: Detroit, MI

What is your favorite thing about A&M-Texarkana? My A&M-Texarkana family took me under their wings and mentored me. I have been able to build my leadership and communications skills. I’ve been able to join clubs and organizations that helped me understand that it’s important to have an impact in my community. I’ve met kind and wonderful people that I am proud to call friends.

MEET LAMONTé SCOTT

Why did you choose A&MTexarkana? I chose A&M-Texarkana because it had the degree program I was interested in and the campus has a very family oriented feeling.

Courses: Business Strategy and Policy, Principles of Management, and Organizational Behavior “My favorite thing about teaching at TAMUT is partnering with students as they grow and discover their potential. To watch our students take what they learn and apply it to their everyday lives shows that they value my teaching and view me as a credible source to entrust their future. To me, that makes teaching incredibly enjoyable and rewarding.” DR. BRIAN MATTHEWS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, ENGINEERING, AND TECHNOLOGY


A&M-Texarkana

Degree Programs

BACHELOR’S DEGREES

MASTER’S DEGREES

DOCTORAL DEGREES

COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCES, AND EDUCATION (CASE)

COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCES, AND EDUCATION (CASE)

COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCES, AND EDUCATION (CASE)

Applied Arts and Sciences Biology Chemistry Criminal Justice English General Studies History Interdisciplinary Studies • Bilingual Education • Early Childhood Education • English as Second Language • Special Education Kinesiology Mass Communications Nursing Political Science Psychology Sociology

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, ENGINEERING, AND TECHNOLOGY (CBET) Accounting Business Administration • Business Administration • Entrepreneurship • Finance • General Business • Management • Management Information Systems • Marketing • Supply Chain Management • Sports Management Computer Science • Cyber Security • Software Engineering Electrical Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering

Counseling School Counseling Communications Curriculum and Instruction • Initial Teaching Certification • Curriculum and Instruction • Master Mathematics Teacher • Master Reading Teacher • Professional Educational Diagnostician • Reading Specialist • Special Education • Education Leadership English History Instructional Technology • Instructional Technology • Master Technology Teacher Interdisciplinary Studies Nursing Administration Nursing Education Social Work

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, ENGINEERING, AND TECHNOLOGY (CBET) Accounting Business Administration • Business Administration • Energy Leadership • Information Technology • Management • Supply Chain Management

Education Leadership • Education Leadership • Superintendent Certification

MINORS Biology Biotechnology Business Chemistry Communications Computer Science Criminal Justice Drama English Environmental Science Gender Studies History Humanities Interdisciplinary Studies International Studies Kinesiology Leadership Mass Communications Mathematics Management Information Systems Political Science Pre-Health Psychology Social Studies Social Work Sociology Spanish Supply Chain Management Womens, Gender & Sexuality Studies Writing Studies *Minors are not available with all majors and/or degrees.


Apply to

Be an eagle

1.

Submit application

Apply online at www.tamut.edu/apply.

APPLY TODAY: WWW.TAMUT.EDU/APPLY 3.

Once accepted, here are your next steps •

2.

Submit official documentation

• •

Freshmen: official transcript(s) and test scores using these codes (ACT-4203 / SAT-6206) Transfers: an official transcript must be submitted from all colleges and universities attended

1. Complete new student orientation (required for all new students) 2. Apply for housing (if applicable) 3. Submit proof of bacterial meningitis vaccine (if under 22 years of age) 4. Regularly check your AceMail and Web for Students for admissions status, important information, and updates.

SCHEDULE A CAMPUS TOUR

Visit our beautiful campus and meet with a recruiter. Click on the Visit Us link on the Admissions website to schedule a date and time.

Requirements

Requirements

Meet ONE of the following to be admitted to the university:

Any post-secondary transferable credit in a full term (Fall or Spring) after high school/GED completion. If a student only attends the summer term immediately following high school completion they will still be considered a freshman and;

2.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher

freshman

• • • • •

Rank in top 30 percent of their graduating class; Composite ACT score of 21 or better; Combined SAT of 980+; Combined SAT of 1060+; or Cumulative high school GPA of 2.75+ on a 4.0 GPA scale

transfer


A&M-Texarkana

HONORS PROGRAM

If you’re the type of student who is interested in pursuing additional opportunities beyond the traditional classroom setting, A&M-Texarkana’s Honors Program is where you belong. The Honors Program is designed to give motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to expand their understanding of their areas of study, develop leadership skills in and beyond the campus environment, and work closely with faculty mentors in student-driven research projects. As a member of the Honors Program you’ll have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary activities including Honors colloquia and seminars, increased opportunities for undergraduate research/creative activity, service learning and leadership opportunities, and participate in extracurricular activities.


Invest In

A&M-Texarkana

YOUR FUTURE

SCHOLARSHIPS

Yearly Tuition and Fees 2021-2022 AVERAGE TUITION

$8,508

AVERAGE ROOM AND BOARD

$9,300

*based on a full-time 15 hour student

TOTAL YEARLY TUITION AND FEES

$17,808

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Freshman: • Presidential Scholarship: $34,000 - four years • Eagle Elite Scholarship: $12,000 - four years • Donor Scholarship: $250-2,000/year Transfer: • Transfer Scholarship: $1,000/year • Honors Transfer Scholarship: $2,000/year • Donor Scholarship: $250-2,000/year

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES • Texas Grant: $8,500 yearly award for Texas residents, must demonstrate financial need, must meet certain state requirements (collegeforalltexans.com) • Eagle Tuition Assistance Grant: $4,000 yearly award for Texas residents, must demonstrate financial need and not receive any other grant • Texas Public Education Grant: $2,500 yearly award, do not need to be a Texas resident, must demonstrate need and be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per term • TEACH Grant: $3,752 yearly award for education majors, must qualify based on federal criteria (studentaid.ed.gov) • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant: $2,000 yearly award for Pell grant recipients that receive a full Pell grant FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION • FAFSA Opens October 1 - Complete Early! • 88% Students Receive Financial Aid • Awarded $18 Million + in 2019/2020 VETERAN’S SERVICES Welcome Home! You have served your country, now let us serve you. Whether you are Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, a Veteran, or a family member, we thank you for your service to our nation and promise to make your experience at Texas A&M University-Texarkana a rewarding one.


Why did you choose A&M-Texarkana?

The family feel that the campus promotes

What is your favorite thing about A&M-Texarkana?

All the ways to get involved and be a leader

What is your favorite activity/event on campus? Greek Life and Campus Activities Board (CAB)

-- Thomas (Tommy) Tye-Cornelius, Texarkana Sophomore, English Education (7-12)


TOP 4 CAN’T MISS CAMPUS EVENTS 1. BIG MONEY BINGO

This is not your grandma’s bingo game. The stakes are high and it gets a little loud. Students gather in Eagle Hall to play bingo for gift cards, coffee makers, tvs and more!

2. BONFIRE & SENIOR TORCHLIGHT PARADE A homecoming week staple, seniors gather to walk across campus carrying torches and start the homecoming bonfire. BYOM. (Bring your own marshmallows.)

3. THE BIG EVENT

4. FUEL FOR FINALS

One of the biggest events of the year. Each spring students, faculty, staff, and alumni scatter across town completing acts of community service for local non-profit organizations. Eagles Give Back!

Always a favorite, faculty and staff cook and serve a late night breakfast for students on the night before finals begin. After all, it is the most important meal!

SPRING FLING WEEK

CGA DAY OF PLAY ACE’S BIRTHDAY BASH


Life beyond the

CLASSROOM


Eagle

ATHLETICS Eagle athletics is a member the NAIA’s Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) and fields 8 athletic teams: • Baseball • Men’s Basketball • Women’s Basketball • Men’s Soccer • Women’s Soccer • Softball • Men’s Tennis • Women’s Tennis

CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER

University’s mascot is ACE the Eagle

CHAMPS

2021 RRAC SOFTBALL REGULAR SEASON

ZAC HARRINGTON, EAGLES BASEBALL, SELECTED TO RRAC CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER TEAM

RRAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH OF THE YEAR

KEVEN DOBBS

ALLSPORTS

EAGLES ATHLETICS WON THE 2021 RRAC ALL SPORTS AWARD


RRACCHAMPS SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNER 2021

RRAC ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR MICHAEL GALVAN

2X

RRAC SOFTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR

MARIE STONE



Eagles are

HOME

SCHEDULE A TOUR: WWW.TAMUT.EDU/VISIT RESIDENCE LIFE ON CAMPUS Texas A&M University-Texarkana is home to Bringle Lake Village, a 294 bed residence hall that provides students a space to live and learn. The Lois & Cary Patterson Student Center, across the street from BLV, contains a game room, gymnasium, group exercise/dance room, and is the home of the Eagles men’s and women’s basketball teams. Also featured is ACE’s Place café with a Starbucks inside. When you leave BLV you’re literally 128 steps from your morning latte (and yes, we absolutely stepped it off).

RESIDENCE HALL RATES:

Per Person per Semester 2021-2022 Academic Year • Traditional Studio Style Room: $2,483 per semester • 2 bedroom, 1 bath: $3,241 per semester • 4 bedroom, 2 bath: $3,132 per semester

MEAL PLANS

Per Person per Semester 2021-2022 Academic Year • The Golden Eagle: 19 meals per week $250 declining dollars: $2,277.59 per semester • The Bald Eagle: 14 meals per week $250 declining dollars: $2,077.27 per semester

AMENITIES: • • • • •

Free laundry facilities Free wireless internet Patio grill areas Sand volleyball court Full kitchen

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Study room Community game areas Designated parking 24-hr business center Swimming pool


Eagles are

Dedicated to your SUCCESS SUCCESS CENTER Our Student Success Center plays a huge role in academic support for students. Success Center tutors are available to help students understand difficult course content, prepare for tests, and build long-term skills. Supplemental Instruction is also available, with our tutors helping students succeed in classes that are generally considered the most difficult. ACADEMIC ADVISING Advisors are here to help students achieve their academic goals and support them on their journeys toward earning their degrees. Our group of professional advisors helps students adjust to college life, keeps them on track during the semester, and ensures they graduate on time! FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (FYE) The First-Year Experience (FYE) program features engaging activities designed to help acclimate incoming students to the college environment. Working closely with FYE coaches and faculty members helps students to establish relationships with mentors and peer groups that ensure a strong start and a successful first year at A&M-Texarkana. PATH & CROWN The PATH & CROWN programs are mentorship programs for students of color and are designed to encourage and support students through guidance and engagement to enhance academic and personal success. Program benefits include an annual scholarship, intensive mentorship, career development and networking education, financial literacy skills training, and leadership and communication development. TRIO TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally-funded program to increase the number of under-served lowincome students, first-generation students, and college students with disabilities to successfully complete their desired undergraduate degrees. TRIO SSS provides academic and personal support to meet participants’ individual needs, enabling them to persevere and ensure they succeed at A&M-Texarkana. TRIO WORKS! TRANSFER SERVICES We care. So we created I-CARE (Integrating a Culture of Academic Retention and Excellence) because student success is our priority. The I-CARE program provides comprehensive support services that assist in navigating transfer pathways so that these students may pursue degrees beyond their community college studies.


“The first year experience program helps students learn how to become better versions of themselves, as well as teaches them how to bridge the gap between student and professor relationships. It also creates a safe space where students can learn, grow, and network for success during and beyond college.”

-- Brooklyn Bailey (FYE Coach, Student Body President)


Eagles are

SOARING

When it’s time to leave the nest and take flight, our Career Development department can help you find your way. We offer internships in most fields with local businesses and industrial facilities so you can gain valuable experience while you complete your degree. These internships can put you ahead of other applicants and in many cases, result in immediate jobs with the same company after graduation. If you’re a little unsure about your chosen career path, that’s ok. We offer all the guidance you need: •

Employment opportunities

Resume/cover letter consultation

Mock interview opportunities

Job/internship search assistance

Job shadow placement

Career coaching

Eagle career closet

Career & internship fairs/networking events

We’ve got the tools in place to make sure your career gets off to the best start possible, including our own mobile app! Available for both Android and Apple devices, A&MTexarkana’s Handshake app is a great way for employers and job seekers to get connected.

JASON OSUWAGO SENIOR, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR DALLAS, TEXAS Currently interning with L3 as a System Engineer - Jason’s role is to ensure data link products work properly and are functioning before sending them off to production.


A&M-TEXARKANA ALUMNI: WHERE THEY ARE NOW

TIM FRITH Bachelor of science in criminal justice 2020 project manager, arkansas economic development commission

RACHAEL POTTER MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2013 VICE PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING FARMERS BANK & TRUST

BRENDA awuah bachelor of science in BIOLOGY 2019 er nurSE, vanderbilt children’s hospitaL

ELODIA WITTERSTAETTER BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in general studies 2009 master of education 2013 PRINCIPAL, WESTLAWN ELEMENTARY

Vallerie Klingbeil BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2019 FIDELITY INVESTMENTS

LATONYA MCELROY BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS & SCIENCES 2009, MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2014 SVP – Chief People Officer, BCS Data Center Operations

AMBER GIDEON STEWART BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 2005 REALTOR & OWNER, COLDWELL BANKER ELITE REALTORS

Fred Meisenheimer master of business ADMINISTRATION 2010 Chief Operations OfficeR, Texarkana Funeral Home

TONEY FAVORS BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 1993 MASTER OF SCIENCE 2003 ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMISSIONS AND RECRUITING A&M-TEXARKANA

KENDALL GRIFFITH MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING ADMINISTRATION 2016 CHEIF NURSING OFFICER, TEXARKANA EMERGENCY CENTER and hospital

MATT BARRETT BACHELOR OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 2020 Electrical Reliability Engineer, Graphics Packaging

REBEKAH DRENNON BACHELOR & MASTER OF COMMUNICATIONS 2018 & 2020 Development Director, Opportunities Inc.


International

ADMISSIONS INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Texas A&M University-Texarkana has a growing international student population that represents more than 20 countries. The international studies office provides assistance with recruitment, immigration regulations, and on-campus engagement activities among the international student population. We are committed to the educational, personal, and professional success of our international student population. Expanding our efforts in global recruitment, study abroad, and intercultural engagement activities continues to create an environment of diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment for the students, faculty, and staff of Texas A&M UniversityTexarkana. We recognize that the workplace of the future will require higher-level skills performed from an international perspective. A&M-Texarkana prepares students for a knowledge-based, technology-oriented, global economy and offers study-abroad programs that enhance the traditional educational experience while earning credit towards the completion of a degree.

FLAVIO TIRADO

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SENIOR KINESIOLOGY MAJOR

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS International students who meet the university language proficiency requirement and have at least a 2.75 GPA will be granted admission to A&M-Texarkana. Students with below a 2.75 GPA will be required to submit ACT or SAT score reports for consideration. The language proficiency requirement can be satisfied with the following exams: 71 TOEFL iBT, 6.0 IETLS, 105 Duolingo English Test or 27 SAT Reading score.


Julianna Summerlin studied abroad in various cities across Italy

Sebastian Romero, Ecuador

The Education University of Hong Kong visits TAMUT for a summer education workshop

International Student Club Flavio Tirado, Dominican Republic Gabriel Balderas, Mexico Sebastian Romero, Ecuador

William Vazquez, Ecuador Stephanie Rivera, Puerto Rico Phung Lam, Vietnam

GLOBAL HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP Admitted international students with at least a 2.5 GPA or 980 SAT are eligible to apply for the Global Heritage Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will also have their non-resident statutory tuition replaced with the more affordable resident statutory tuition. Overall, this scholarship can save an international student up to $14,000 per academic year.


Texarkana

2 STATES | 1 CITy | 1 UNIVERSITY

connor ouellette & JILIAN ELLIS AT HOPKINS ICEHOUSE

bringle lake park & trails

molly crouch shopping at tHE RANCHER’S WIFE BOUTIQUE


For the latest event information and more local hot spots, visit www.gotxk.org

live music - VARIOUS LOCATIONS ACROSS TEXARKANA

tommy tye brewsters on the blvd

four states fair & rodeo


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