Future Educators Gain Authentic Career Experience at The Hacienda Santa Clara Education and Research Center
Future Educators Gain Authentic Career Experience at The Hacienda Santa Clara Education and Research Center

A group of future teachers from Texas A&M University-Central Texas got a first-hand look at the challenges of receiving an education in a second language by immersing themselves in a new community, speaking a new language. The result, their advisor said, will make them better educators in Texas.


Michael Daley
Prestigious Social Work Honor Awarded to A&M-Central Texas Professor

Dr. Michael R. Daley, chair and professor of the Texas A&M-Central Texas University Social Work Department, was unanimously selected for the prestigious honor of this year's CSWE Distinguished Recent Contributions to Social Work Education Award.


Alyssa Cabading
Biology Alumna Lands Internship at National Research Lab

Alyssa Cabading, '21, has not only achieved success in her degree program but also strived toward new opportunities beyond the university. Now that she has graduated, Cabading is carrying on her work at the Argonne National Laboratory as a student laboratory intern.


Daniel Clark and Walter Murphy
Researchers Use Classroom Game to Engage Students Learning APA Style Citation

Dr. Daniel Clark and Dr. Walter Murphy have both gained valuable insight from experimenting with new method of teaching in their respective classrooms. In their collaborative article, “The Efficacy of a Classroom Game for Teaching APA Style Citation,” they hope to spread that knowledge beyond the campus of Texas A&M University-Central Texas.


Dr. Lucas Loafman and Dr. Vinay Gonela
Management Professors Receive Funding from Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

Internships and similar hands-on opportunities can be game-changers for students, but they do not work for everyone. A team of instructors, including Texas A&M University-Central Texas’ Dr. Lucas Loafman and Dr. Vinay Gonela, proposed an alternative at the 2021 TEES Annual Research Conference (TARC)


Anitha Chenamaneni and Abjhit Nag
Cybersecurity Professors Receive Funding from Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

Two cybersecurity professors from Texas A&M University-Central Texas received funding from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) for their project developed at TEES Annual Research Conference (TARC). The project, CyberEye, seeks to create a better way of managing increasingly interconnected systems like power grids and water services.


Valyncia Nunn
A&M-Central Texas Graduate Conquers Health Obstacles

Valyncia Nunn  has seen more than her fair share of doctors and hospitals in her young life. Last December, she received her undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies, magna cum laude, standing next to University President Marc Nigliazzo.  


Kenneth Luna
Alum Expands Mental Health Services in Central Texas

Kenneth Luna, MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, is expanding mental health resources in Central Texas. As a therapist for Canyon Creek Behavioral Health, Luna played an instrumental role in developing outpatient services.


Thomas Reid
Aviation Experience Boosts Transfer Student's Academic Progress

Thomas Reid, BS Aviation Science – Professional Pilot, first became interested in aviation as a high school student. Now in the Army, Reid hopes to become an airline pilot after completing his service.


Harry Ferguson
A&M-Central Texas Opens Doors for Military Transfer Student

Harry Ferguson, BAAS Business, applied his military experience toward his degree. Now equipped with the skills he's gained as a soldier and student, Ferguson plans to begin an MBA in the spring.


Rachael Longoria
Transfer Student Finds Her Calling in Higher Education

Kirstin Martinez, BS Criminal Justice, has taken the campus by storm as a Blue Coat Ambassador and the Vice President of the Student Government Association of Texas A&M University-Central Texas. In the process, she has found a career path in higher education.


Pat Sonti
Retired Military Transfer Student Excels in Graduate School

Military service was only the first adventure for Pat Sonti, MS Liberal Studies. After retiring from the Army, he decided to pursue his academic interests in history and English. .


Rachael Longoria
Alumna Supports Vulnerable Communities in Central Texas

Rachael Longoria, MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, ’20, is building a successful career doing what she loves most: helping people. Working as a therapist for LGBTQIA+ youth and as a crisis counselor, Longoria provides mental health services to vulnerable populations in Central Texas.


Bianca Chapman
Celebrating a Local Educator for World Teachers’ Day

Bianca Chapman '17 is a passionate educator who aims to inspire the future leaders of the world. As a history and AVID middle school teacher, she supports and encourages her students to succeed through all challenges.


Margarita Villarreal
Alumna Works to Lead Business into the Future

Currently completing fieldwork in conservation, Margarita Villarreal uses what she learned in the Leadership for Sustainability program to champion business practices that take the environment and people into account.


Curtis Keltner
Alum’s Passion for Research Takes Him to Texas A&M University

As a Warrior, history alum Curtis Keltner '20 was a stand-out student and researcher, completing a thesis focused on the Native American Potawatomi nation, his own ancestral community.This fall, Keltner is ready to go even further with his research and studies as he begins his Ph.D. in history at Texas A&M University.


Joseph Mack
Veteran Graduate Finds Success in Business Management

From earning a graduate degree at the Texas A&M University School of Law to becoming a contracts negotiator at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, B.A.A.S. Business alumnus Joseph Mack '18 is making his mark in the world of business.


Dr. Jeffrey Yarvis is an associate professor at Texas A&M University-Central Texas and a military social work scholar
Preparing Students to Serve Critical Social Work Needs in Central Texas

Dr. Jeffrey Yarvis is an associate professor at Texas A&M University-Central Texas and a military social work scholar. Through his dedication, he has become a leading scholar in the field.


jessica frew in her correctional officer uniform
Graduate Soars Past Adversity Finding Dream Career and Educational Goals

Criminal Justice Alumna Jessica Frew finds her dream career as a corrections officer and returns to A&M-Central Texas for a graduate degree in homeland security.


A&M-Central Texas Alum Named TISD Rookie of the Year
A&M-Central Texas Alum Named TISD Rookie of the Year

Taryn Rene McWhorter, 32, remembers a moment when, as a senior at A&M-Central Texas, adjunct professor, Jennifer Davis, reminded the aspiring teachers in her class to understand the importance of being ready for the classroom.


a picture of a heart with nursing supplies inside of it
Searching for Artifacts at the Maxdale Priddy Cabin

During the Spring 2020 mini-mester, Dr. Christine Jones and the students in her Archaeology Field School class excavated the Maxdale Priddy Cabin archaeological site. Their goal? Find artifacts that could date the cabin and give insight into what life was like at this early pioneer settlement in Maxdale, Texas.