Ryan couldn't have been more excited to “come back to school” when he was hired by his alma mater in January 2020. After graduating as a first-generation college student from A&M-Commerce in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism, he went to work for Herald-Banner Publications in Greenville, Texas. While there, he served as a reporter, photographer and paginator for the Commerce Journal and other publications. Ryan left the Herald-Banner in early 2020 to pursue his current position in the Office of Marketing and Communications, and he loves his job! He also loves music and currently sings in a church choir each week. Ryan lives in Commerce, Texas with his wife Amanda, also an A&M-Commerce alum and employee, and their little family which consists of Arthur the goldendoodle, Emily the cat and Myrtle the turtle.
How I Can Help You?
As the main administrator of the university's social media accounts and university calendar, I can assist with bringing your event or initiative to fruition with promotional opportunities and more. I can also assist with providing insight and best practices when it comes to running social media accounts for your office or department.
A Conversation with Ryan
What do you like most about your career?
I like being a part of many different campus events. From Homecoming to graduation and anything in between, I try to be there to document what is going on in photos, videos and writing to help share these great memories on social media. As a former reporter, being there where “it” is happening (whatever “it” is) is always something I look forward to.
How do you help students at A&M-Commerce?
I help enhance the university experience by sharing photos and videos of university events, give them a heads up on upcoming events or university news, and overall help to build a sense of community in a digital space.
What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?
You will be hard-pressed to find an institution that provides as much educational value for your money as A&M-Commerce. With more than 100 degree programs to choose from, there truly is something for everyone here to find their passion. Being a graduate of this institution is one of my proudest achievements, and I wouldn't go back and choose any other school.
- B.S., Journalism (News-Editorial emphasis), Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2015
- E-Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2020–Present
- Reporter, Photographer and Paginator, Herald-Banner Publications, 2015-2020
- Mu Phi Epsilon (International Professional Music Fraternity), Beta Mu chapter
Stories by Ryan
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Music is elevating its status to become the School of Music, effective September 1, 2024. Approval to change the department’s designation was granted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in January 2024. While the music department was first accredited in 1969, A&M-Commerce has offered music courses dating […]
It’s no secret that video gaming has exploded in popularity since its early days. Likewise, the Esports Club at Texas A&M University-Commerce has experienced rapid growth and success in its first semester of existence, with even more growth expected. Esports, the general term for competitive video gaming, has found a home in higher education over […]
Texas A&M University-Commerce Professor of Horticulture Dr. Derald Harp was recently honored as a Texas A&M University System Regents Professor. The A&M System Board of Regents announced their selections for Regents Professors and Regents Fellows at their regular meeting on November 9. The Regents Professor title is the highest honor bestowed upon faculty in the […]
The Venture College, an entrepreneurship training and development program at Texas A&M University-Commerce, has recently partnered with Global Silicon Valley (GSV) to provide educational resources for aspiring student entrepreneurs. Housed within the College of Business, Venture College is open to all A&M-Commerce students, helping them connect to a community of like-minded students, mentors and the […]