In 1890, the first class of students completed their course program from the university and banded together to form the Alumni Association. Today, we are proud to continue the tradition of giving back as alumni of a dynamic educational institution. Being an alumni association member, along with generous donations, you will help provide current students with more high-quality learning experiences.
We are a strong community of alumni, from recent graduates to former graduates of East Texas Normal College, East Texas State Normal College, East Texas State Teachers College, East Texas State College and East Texas State University who believe greatness is something bigger than ourselves.
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A recent article in The Washington Post reports that jazz legend Louise Tobin died on Nov. 26 at the age of 104. Tobin was a big-band singer of the 1930s and ’40s who donated her jazz collection to A&M-Commerce in 2008. The Louise Tobin and Peanuts Hucko Jazz Collection is available in the Velma K. […]
The A&M-Commerce chapter of the Texas Association of Future Educators hosted a table at the Rayburn Student Center on Nov. 17-18 to collect holiday wishes for troops deployed abroad. The group collected 101 cards from students, faculty and staff, which will be sent to the United Soldiers and Sailors of America Christmas Cards for Our […]
Colleyville Middle School principal David Arencibia, Ed.D., was selected as one of three finalists for the National Principal of the Year award by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Arencibia graduated from A&M-Commerce in 2004 with a Master of Education in Secondary and Higher Education. The award recognizes outstanding middle and high school […]
A recent YouTube video by Arnold Ventures features Dr. Weldon Elbert, Jr., an A&M-Commerce alum, as a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) community mentoring program in Houston, Texas. The video highlights the positive relationship between Elbert and 16-year-old Xavier, whom Elbert has mentored for the past four years. The two enjoy fun and educational outings that align with Xavier’s interests. […]
A&M-Commerce welcomed alumni Gary and Sandra Fernandes to campus on Oct. 21 to cut the ribbon and officially reopen Lyday Gardens. The Fernandes family originally sponsored the construction of the gardens in 2001, and another generous gift from them made recent renovations possible. The redesigned gardens will serve as a living lab for learning and […]
Texas A&M University-Commerce alum Anthony Robinson was recently honored with the “Lifetime Achievement in Education” award by the Percussive Arts Society (PAS). Robinson received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Northwestern State University in 1975, and then earned his Master of Education degree with an emphasis in secondary education from East Texas State University […]
Professor Nona Batiste pursued her life’s goal across six decades before graduating from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a Doctor of Education degree at age 75. Her inspiring tenacity is a testament to her philosophy: If you want something badly enough, you’ll work to make it happen, no matter how long or difficult the journey. Batiste […]
A recent New York Times article, “How Colleen Hoover Rose to Rule the Best-Seller List,” details how one of A&M-Commerce’s most famous alumni rose to unprecedented success. Hoover currently holds an astounding six of the top 10 spots on the New York Times best-seller list for paperback fiction. According to the article, she has sold […]
A recent article on ArtDaily.com highlights contemporary artist Trenton Doyle Hancock, an alumnus of A&M-Commerce. Hancock is a renowned artist whose second solo exhibition is on view from Sept. 17 through Oct. 29 at Shulamit Nazarian gallery in Los Angeles, California. According to the article, “Storytelling is at the root of the artist’s practice, drawing […]
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson extended special recognition to A&M-Commerce alumnus Gentry Ace Little on Sept. 2 for his service as a respected Dallas-area sports broadcaster since 1982. Little has covered more than 1,654 games across DFW and beyond. A statement from the mayor’s office acknowledged Little for his “…superior knowledge of sports combined with unmatched […]