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A Common Thread

An East Texas Boy Makes a Big City Difference With a colorful professional and personal story, as well as an unparalleled devotion to service, Fred Allen has become an iconic mento...
Debra Nelson

Legacy of Education

A Professor’s Influence, A Parent’s Love Dr. Debra Nelson is a powerhouse. After a superlative career in education with roles as a teacher, principal, and the upper...
Dr. Shonda Gibson

Dr. Shonda Gibson

Dr. Shonda Gibson, the Executive Director of Global Learning, Quality Enhancement Planning Coordinator and professor of Psychology and Management, has recently worked with t...
Betty A. Block

Betty A. Block

Betty A. Block, Department Head and Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance, was awarded the 2012 National Distinguished Administrator Award from the Natio...

Dr. Chuck Arize

Regents Professor in the Department of Business Administration and MIS, recently received the College of Business and Entrepreneurship Dean “STAR” Award for out...
Barbara Frey

Barbara Frey

Barbara Frey, Art Professor, has been awarded the 2013 National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts Excellence in Teaching Award. According to NCECA, “Recipients o...

Ginger Cook

Ginger Cook, a second year graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts’ program, represented the university and the Fine Arts program in several national and internationa...
Brenda Morris

Brenda Morris

Brenda Morris took on the role of Director of Advancement Services when Alicia Wittkopf was offered a wonderful opportunity to become Executive Director for Hunt Regional Healt...
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KETR

KETR received four first-place honors in the 2012 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awards. Matt Meinke won first and second place in actuality-production. First place in th...
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Graduate School and Research

A&M-Commerce has won and brought home the “traveling” award for having the most winners at the 10th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium. It was he...
Jennifer Flanagan

Dr. Jennifer Flanagan

Assistant Professor of Business Administration and MIS, received the Silver Wheaton Best Paper Award for “Online VS Live Taught: Analysis of Gender and Course Format in U...
Jay Garrett

Jay Garrett

Assistant Professor of Business Law Studies, recently traveled to India and made two presentations. He was also invited to Punjabi University as the guest of honor at an internat...
Dr. Barbara Hammack

Dr. Barbara Hammack

Dr. Barbara Hammack, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was selected into the Chancellor’s Academy of Te...
Dr. Curt A. Carlson

Dr. Curt A. Carlson

Dr. Curt A. Carlson, of the Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, is a cognitive psychologist, and he conducts experimental research in the area of eyewi...
Dr. Henry H. Ross

Dr. Henry H. Ross

Instructor in the Department of Health and Human Performance, was recently chosen as the President-Elect for the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation...
Dennis Pitalua

Dennis Pitalua

(BBA/MIS 2012) Dennis Pitalua was one of the first students to receive the SAP University Alliances Certificate of Completion, which the Department of Business Administration...
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Tina Lancaster

Instructor of Management Information Systems and MIS Advisor, completed the SAP TERP10 course during August 2012. This course led to her certification as a SAP Associate Consul...
Mildred Pryor

Dr. Mildred Golden Pryor

Professor of Management and Faculty Mentor, won an outstanding research award from the International Academy of Business and Public Disciplines for an article entitled &ldquo...

Dr. Sonia Taneja

Assistant Professor of Marketing and Management, won the spring 2012 Student Recognition Award for Teaching and 2012 Junior Faculty Research Award for outstanding and innovat...

Dr. Srinivas Nippani

Professor of Finance, recently had work abstracted by the Chartered Financial Analyst Review which is the top financial practitioner periodical in the profession. In addition...
Sean Anderson

Sean Anderson and Sue Weatherbee

Summer 2012, Sean Anderson and Sue Weatherbee had an article published in the trade magazine Computers in Libraries: “Growing a Technology Equipment Service in an Academ...
Nikolay Sirakov

Nikolay Sirakov

Nikolay Sirakov “Dermoscopic diagnosis of melanoma in a 4D space constructed by active contour extracted features” has been accepted by the Journal of Computeriz...
Dr. Ted Hansen

Dr. Ted Hansen

Dr. Ted Hansen, Professor of Music and Regents Professor, has received his 15th consecutive award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for his...
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A Spirit of Sam Rayburn

A Spirit of Sam Rayburn celebration took place on February 26 in honor of a new university tradition. On campus spirit days, and in celebration of noteworthy events, the Sam Raybur...
Carlos Bertulani

Professor Carlos Bertulani

Professor Carlos Bertulani is a new member (2012-2015) of the Committee of Education of the American Physical Society. The committee oversees physics education-related effor...
Sang Suh

Dr. Sang C. Suh

Dr. Sang C. Suh, Department Head of Computer Science, was elected 8th President of the Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS) at their 17th international conference held i...
Dr. Melinda Schlager

Dr. Melinda Schlager

Dr. Melinda Schlager, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, recently authored Rethinking the Reentry Paradigm: A Blueprint for Change. This text explores th...
Gwen Young

Gwen Young and Cat Polivoda

Gwen Young and Cat Polivoda received awards at the Southwest Assocation of College and University Housing Officers (SWACUHO) Conference in February. Gwen Young, Assistant Dir...
Jiaming Sun

Dr. Jiaming Sun and Scott Lancaster

Dr. Jiaming Sun and Scott Lancaster authored Chinese Globalization: A Profile of People-Based Global Connections in China published by Routledge and released in February. The...
Dr. Carrie Klypchak

Dr. Carrie Klypchak

Dr. Carrie Klypchak, Director of Theatre Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Theatre in the Department of Mass Media, Communication and Theatre, has been named the Univ...
Dr. Madeline Justice

Dr. Madeline Justice

Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership—and who also received the Emotional Intelligence Personal Achievement award last year—made two presenta...
Dr. Brittany Hott

Dr. Brittany Hott

Assistant Professor of Special Education, received the Teacher Education Division Research Roundtable Award for “Effects of Response Methods on the Mathematics Perfo...
Dr. Maria Hinojosa

Dr. Maria Hinojosa

Dr. Maria Hinojosa, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, received the Distinguished University Faculty award at the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Educat...

Vaughn Wascovich

Vaughn Wascovich, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, participated in four exhibitions across the country with his work, Welcome to the Hard Times: Photographs of Eas...

Nick Thomas and Lucy Giron

Nick Thomas and Lucy Giron, A&M-Commerce Visual Communications seniors, received merits at the annual “One Show” Young Ones Competition in New York City....
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Professor Matt A. Wood

Professor Matt A. Wood arrives as the new Department Head for Physics and Astronomy. Dr. Wood received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Iowa State University, and his...
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A&M-Commerce at Rockwall

A&M-Commerce at Rockwall opened for the spring 2013 semester. It is a state-of-the-art facility designed to optimize students’ learning. The facility spans 25,000...
Ryan Lochte,Misty May-Treanor and Linda Cohn.

Gold Medal Olympians Come to Campus

By Taelor Duckworth with Sydni Walker contributing Texas A&M University-Commerce was showered in gold on April 16 as it welcomed Olympic gold medalists, Ryan Lochte and Mis...
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Students Excel at Creative Summit

Fifteen Texas A&M University-Commerce Visual Communications students represented the university at the 27thCreative Summit April 5 and 6. This event is a creative design...
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Undergrad Going to the Capitol

On April 26, Texas A&M University-Commerce undergraduate student, Sravan Vemuri, will participate in the Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the state capitol in Austin....
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Honoring A Legacy

The Keith D. McFarland Science Building was officially named on March 22, 2013. Before a packed lobby and gallery, the alumni, faculty, staff, and students of A&M-Commerce h...
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New Residence Hall Progress

Slated to open in the fall semester of 2013, this new four-story, suite-style residence hall is designed to meet the needs of today’s independent student. Each suite has tw...
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Rayburn Student Center Expansion

The A&M-Commerce Rayburn Student Center (RSC) is breaking ground yet again after its creation only four short years ago. “The fact that we have to add on after only four...
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Amphitheater

An outdoor amphitheater was constructed and opened for use in fall 2012 from what was formerly known as The East Circle. This area was built as an additional space for student organ...
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Ryan Ivey

Ryan Ivey was introduced as the new Athletic Director for A&M-Commerce on January 7 and will serve as steward of the Lions’ 11 intercollegiate athletic teams. Ivey was...
Colby Carthel

Colby Carthel

Colby Carthel became the 19th head football coach in A&M-Commerce history on January 22. A born motivator and all-around talented coach, he brings over a decade of coaching e...
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Paying it Forward

Judge Demetra Robinson, of the Commerce Municipal Court, began her educational career in the way of many. As an 18-year-old mother with low self-esteem and increasing obligatio...
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A True Believer

Stan McKee, Senior Manager of Customer Relations for Oncor and member of the board of directors for the Community Health Service Agency, Inc. of Hunt County, is not only the incomi...
Zachary Shirley and student Antonio (T.J.) Davis

AAMMPing Up the Involvement

Zachary Shirley, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, is a stranger to no one. His outgoing personality and exuberance for his role at A&M-Commerce are truly...
John Kaulfus and other student workers

Celebrating Student Workers

On Thursday, April 12, over 300 student workers and faculty were brought together by the offices of Financial Aid and Career Development for the 3rd Annual Student Appreciation R...
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The Master Plan

The goal of the University Master Plan is to create a high quality campus environment that bespeaks the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. It...
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Artistic Exchange

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary art gallery in Dallas recently celebrated Michael Miller’s 20-year career as an influential artist, painting professor, and Director...
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The Royal Roar

An Evening of Recognition & Celebration in Retrospect The 2012 Royal Roar was something fit for kings and queens. On October 5, Texas A&M University-Commerce invited al...
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Sandra Doyle, Gold Blazer 2013

(Class of 1975) earned her bachelor’s degree in home economics in preparation for her career in business. She now serves as the Director of Public Affairs for Atmos Energy C...
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Life’s Key Points

Sam Walker is an icon on and off the court to students, athletes, coaches and fans from all over this region. Coach Sam Walker reached a milestone in his career on January 9, 2013 as he...
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Alumni Ambassadors

Departments across campus have chosen former students to serve as Ambassadors, inviting them to return to campus to interact with students and faculty. This is the highest honor...
Sam Walker throwing basketball top view

Life's Key Points

Sam Walker is an icon on and off the court to students, athletes, coaches and fans from all over this region. Coach Sam Walker reached a milestone in his career on January 9, 2013 as he...
Billy Marshall

Billy Marshall, Gold Blazer 2013

(Class of 1968) taught and coached at the middle school and high school level for twelve years. He was a board member of the Dallas Coaches Association for four years, and during tha...

Noteworthy-Athletics

FOOTBALL Danny Mason – LSC Linebacker of the Year; All-LSC First Team selection; Beyond Sports Network Second Team All-American; Daktronics First Team All-Region; LSC D...
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Volcano Wascovich

By Roberta Vassallo Vaughn Wascovich’s passion for photography started when he was 13 years old. At that time he was interested in building Second World War plastic models...

Graduate Program in Spanish

NEW! Spanish for Specific Purposes-Business Spanish at Texas A&M University-Commerce. In fall 2012, the Spanish Program at A&M-Commerce began offering Spanish for B...

Hispanic Film Showcase

The Spanish Program and the Hispanic Outreach Office organize the Hispanic Film Showcase every semester on campus. The main idea is to bring Hispanic culture to the university co...
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Wake Up, We are in Australia!

Dr. Lucy Pickering and three of her colleagues decided to organize a Pronunciation Symposium in Australia. The Australian Council of TESOL Association (ACTA) agreed to run the S...
Christian Hempelmann

Dr. Christian Hempelmann

Christian F. “Kiki” Hempelmann joined A&M-Commerce this fall to bring his expertise in industry application of natural language processing technology to A&...
Casey McGarr

Casey McGarr

The Visual Communications program within the Department of Art welcomes assistant professor Casey McGarr to the faculty. McGarr joined the UCD faculty at the Dallas campus teac...
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