"Veterans come from a world of “push” mentality in the military. Schedules, regimentation and chain of command are critical for success and create an environment where everything is provided and directed for the betterment of military members. Higher education, on the other hand, is a world of “pull.”
“Since I am a first generation college student, I never felt a strong connection to one particular school. I always knew that I wanted to make a difference in the community I lived in and after finding that community in A&M, I thought what better place to start than here?” - Amanda Gomez
Since 2001, April has been observed nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which aims to raise public awareness and bring education to communities about sexual assault and sexual violence. The Offices of the Dean of Student Life (ODSL) at Texas A&M University is not only looking to bring awareness about these issues during the month of April, but is striving to continue this education with the campus community beyond the annual campaign.
Timothy Rhea, director of Music Activities at Texas A&M University, has been elected president of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA), one of the highest honors in the band profession.
Following a long analysis of candidates, officials with ABA say Rhea, one of the youngest conductors elected to membership in the association, was voted president at the ABA’s 82nd convention held in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Texas A&M University provides students with unique leadership and service opportunities that promote personal and professional growth. John K. Kelty, Class of 2016, is utilizing these experiences to expand and develop his skills in preparation for launching forward in his career.
“This is an opportunity to give back to staff since they provide so much to the students. The wellness fund will offer opportunities for staff to develop and grow which will in turn provide better resources and enrichment to students,” said Reber. Opportunities for staff to expand and develop will not only be beneficial professionally, it will help to foster environments where new innovative ideas can have positive effects on the student experience at Texas A&M University.
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, The Division of Student Affairs said goodbye to a beloved member of our family. Russell W. “Rusty” Thompson, Director of Student Activities passed away due to complications from a recent heart attack. Rusty, as we all knew and loved him, leaves us with far more than a void in our hearts; he leaves us with a legacy.
Cain Hall will soon undergo demolition as part of a large-scale Texas A&M University redevelopment project. The Offices of the Dean of Student Life, Disability Services, Student Counseling Service and the Department of Residence Life will begin to vacate Cain Hall and over the next month and relocate to temporary facilities.
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Texas A&M University’s Department of Student Life Studies was recently honored by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes and Assessment (NILOA). As one of only twelve websites selected annually, the Student Life Studies website was chosen to be featured on the NILOA website for its accomplishments in the category of communication.
“I am so pleased to now be a part of Texas A&M University and have the opportunity to help in its continued advancement,” Pugh said. “I am excited for the opportunity to lead the Division of Student Affairs at A&M, which is renowned among our nation’s colleges and universities for our focus on student learning, traditions, core values, and student-centeredness.”