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A&M-Texarkana to Host Open Lecture on

“Using Supply Chain Techniques for Humanitarian Relief Efforts”

 

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) will host an open lecture on Friday, September 13. Dr. Gary Stading, Dean of the College of Business, Engineering, and Technology at A&M-Texarkana, will present the talk titled “Using Supply Chain Techniques for Humanitarian Relief Efforts.” The event will take place in BASS room 245 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. All PLACE events are free and open to the public.

PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprised of A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff, and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “Wellness, Happiness, and Mental Health.” 

For more information, contact Dr. Angie Sikorski, PLACE Program Coordinator, at asikorski@tamut.edu or visit the PLACE website at www.tamut.edu/PLACE

A&M-Texarkana and NTCC Continue to Work Together 

To Benefit East Texas Students.

TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials from Texas A&M University-Texarkana and Northeast Texas Community College met on the campus of A&M-Texarkana September 4. They signed a Memorandum of Agreement, a Dual Admissions Agreement, and a Financial Aid Consortium Agreement between the two partners in higher education. The agreements between the two institutions facilitate a smoother transition between the two schools and allows them to share resources, saving money, and making the enrollment process more efficient for students.

The Memorandum of Agreement consists of three essential elements between the two institutions. These elements include shared facilities, (TAMUT operates out of space on the NTCC campus), marketing and instruction, and recruitment, transfer, and graduation efforts.

The Dual Admissions Agreement is designed to promote successful undergraduate educational experiences for students who wish to attend both institutions. Some goals of the collaborative agreement are to enable students to be jointly admitted and to enroll concurrently at both institutions, improve student access, success, and 4-year degree completion, expand student options for college-level services and curriculum, improve academic program articulation, and to use resources at both institutions more efficiently and effectively. 

The final document to be signed is the Financial Aid Consortium Agreement. This agreement makes it easier for the two institutions to share a student’s financial information. It also helps in applying financial aid to the combined credit hours, which the student is enrolled at either or both institutions. 

In addition to assisting the students of the East Texas region, agreements like the ones between A&M-Texarkana and NTCC are helping to work towards the state-wide 60x30TX initiative. Launched by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2015, the action calls for ensuring that by the year 2030, 60% of Texans will hold some sort of certificate or degree. By enabling the two institutions to work together efficiently and provide clear pathways for student success, these agreements will help shape the future of Texas students for years to come. 

For more information on the agreements between the two institutions, contact Kelly Coke, Director, Texas A&M University-Texarkana at Northeast Texas Community College at 903.434.8355 or kcoke@tamut.edu.