Texas A&M University–Texarkana

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Texas A&M University – Texarkana
Texas A&M University-Texarkana seal.png
Type Public university
Established1971
President Dr. Emily F. Cutrer
Provost Dr. David Yells
Academic staff
132
Students2,067 (Fall 2018)
Location, ,
United States
Campus375 Acres metropolitan
Colors Maroon, Navy, and Gold
Athletics NAIA
Red River Athletic Conference
Nickname Eagles
Website www.tamut.edu

Texas A&M University – Texarkana (A&M-Texarkana) is a public university in Texarkana, Texas. It is part of the Texas A&M University System.

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A&M-Texarkana was first established as an upper-level center of Commerce, Texas based East Texas State University in 1971. The university received separate accreditation in 1980, and in September 1996 (when ETSU joined the Texas A&M System as Texas A&M University–Commerce), the Texarkana branch became a separate institution from the Commerce campus.

A&M-Texarkana is a comprehensive regional residential institution dedicated to offering career-oriented studies, awarding undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in the areas of business administration, arts and sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and education. Students who reside in Oklahoma and Arkansas attend at in-state tuition rates, and historically 30 percent of the student body is from Arkansas. Louisiana residents who reside in a parish that borders Texas may also attend at in-state tuition rates.

Campus

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The University Center and the Science & Technology Building at A&M-Texarkana
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The A&M-Texarkana campus

The Texarkana metropolitan area is located one hour from Shreveport, Louisiana, two hours from Little Rock, Arkansas, and less than three hours from Dallas, Texas.

For many years, the university shared the same campus with Texarkana College. In 2004, the university acquired 375 acres of land as a gift from the City of Texarkana, Texas (300 acres), and the Anita and Truman Arnold Foundation (75 acres). The university received funding from the Texas Legislature for construction of buildings at the new campus near Bringle Lake in Texarkana, Texas.

Construction of the new campus began in 2006. To date, six buildings have been built: Science & Technology, University Center, Central Plant, Bringle Lake Village, and most recently the Student Recreation Center and Building for Academic and Student Services. Bringle Lake Village is a 294-bed furnished residence hall that features many amenities, including an in-ground swimming pool, sand-volleyball court and fitness center. Students have three floor plans from which to choose.

Athletics

A&M-Texarkana athletic teams are known as the Eagles. The university participates in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a non-football member and is an affiliate of the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). The university currently fields teams in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, baseball, and softball. [1]

The university added the intercollegiate athletics program in 2014 with women's soccer and men's and women's tennis and initially competed as an independent member of the NAIA. A&M Texarkana continued to expand the offerings with baseball in 2015, men's soccer in 2016; that same year, the university joined the RRAC. [2] It also announced the addition of softball in 2017. [3] The university announced the addition of men’s and women’s basketball for 2019-2020 academic year, bringing the total number of intercollegiate sports to eight. [1]

Both the Men's baseball and Women's soccer teams have made appearances in post-season tournaments. In addition, nearly all of the sports teams have appeared in RRAC conference tournaments, and the Men's tennis team has appeared in the NAIA national tournament. [4]

Student life

Student organizations play an important role in campus life at A&M-Texarkana. Throughout the year, the organizations sponsor a variety of extra- and co-curricular activities for the campus and local community. In addition, student organizations provide a means for students to develop and refine leadership skills and to interact and network with students, faculty and staff. There are over 30 recognized student organizations at A&M-Texarkana in six distinguished categories:

Student Governing Organizations

National Honorary Societies

Greek Fraternities/Sororities

Departmental

Special Interest

Notable alumni

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