Texarkana College

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Texarkana College
Tc logo small.png
Motto A Great Place to Start ... Or Start Over
Established 1927
Type Community college
President James Henry Russell
Admin. staff N/A
Undergraduates 4,695
Location Texarkana, Texas, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and White
Nickname Bulldog
Website texarkanacollege.edu
Southwest corner of Texarkana College campus

Texarkana College is a community college located in Texarkana, Texas. It is the alma mater of Ross Perot among others.

History[edit]

Texarkana College was formed in 1927, as a branch of the Texarkana Independent School District, which voted to proceed with plans for establishment of a community college. Its first building was located at the corner of 16th and Pine Streets, and contained classrooms, laboratories, and a gymnasium, the latter two of which were used by both the college and the high school.

In 1941, the citizens of Texarkana voted to create a separate Texarkana College District, complete with approval of a $20 mill property tax to fund the District. However, the local school board and the district's Board of Regents would comprise the same individuals until 1957, when the two boards voted to separate. After a successful bond issue in 1948, the College purchased 20 acres (81,000 m2) at its present location, and moved there in October 1951.

In 1971, Texarkana College and East Texas State University joined to offer upper-level and graduate courses on the Texarkana College campus, whereby Texarkana College students could obtain Bachelor's and Master's degrees without leaving Texarkana. In 1976, Texarkana College deeded 3.8 acres (15,000 m2) to ETSU to build an administration building. The ETSU-Texarkana campus would later become a separately accredited institution and is today's Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

The Seal of Texarkana College was designed by former instructor Richmond White. Encircling the star of Texas is the live oak branch symbolizing strength and grandeur and the laurel branch representing honor and peace. The year of 1927 is written above the star of Texas to represent the year that Texarkana College was established.

Campus[edit]

Texarkana College is located in the northeast border of Texarkana, Texas, at the junction of Robison and Tucker streets, which is approximately one mile south of Interstate 30.

Organization and administration[edit]

Past presidents of Texarkana College include Dr. Henry W. Stilwell, Dr. W.H. Hinton, William P. Akin, Dr. J.W. Cady, Dr. Carl M. Nelson, Frank Coleman, and Dr. Alan Rasco.[1]

Board of trustees[edit]

President - Mike Sandefur (2018)

Vice President - Mr. David Potter II (2014)

Secretary - Mr. Terry Taylor (2016)

Mr. Tom Coleman (2016)

Mrs. Jane Daines (2018)

Mrs. Kaye Ellison (2014)

Dr. C. Jack Smith (2016)

Open Seat (Mrs. Anne Farris - Place 2 to be sworn in Jan 2013)

Open Seat (Mr. Kyle Davis - Place 5 to be sworn in Jan 2013)

Academic profile[edit]

Associate Degree of Applied Science[edit]

  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Child Development
  • Computer Technology & Information Systems
  • Construction Technology
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Culinary Arts
  • Drafting Technology
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counseling
  • Electronics Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing

Associate Degree of Arts[edit]

  • Concentration in Art
  • Concentration in Behavioral Sciences
  • Concentration in Business Administration
  • Concentration in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Concentration in Drama
  • Concentration in Foreign Language
  • Concentration in Government
  • Concentration in History
  • Concentration in Journalism
  • Concentration in Music
  • Concentration in Social Science Studies

Associate Degree of Science[edit]

  • Concentration in Agricultural Science
  • Concentration in Biology
  • Concentration in Chemistry
  • Concentration in Engineering
  • Concentration in Mathematics
  • Concentration in Physics

Certificates of Graduation[edit]

  • Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Automotive Technology
  • Child Development
  • Computer Technology & Information Systems
  • Construction Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel Technology
  • Drafting Technology
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counseling
  • Electronics Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Management Supervisor/Facilitator
  • Marketing
  • Office Careers
  • Real Estate
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Welding

Student life[edit]

Sport[edit]

In 2012, Texarkana College had to shut down athletics because of financial constraints. The college teams were known as the Bulldogs.

Notable people[edit]

A notable alumnus of Texarkana College is businessman and politician H. Ross Perot, also serving as President of the Student Council.[2] Hunter Pence is a baseball player for the San Francisco Giants and formerly the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies Tracy Lawrence, famous country singer, attended TC.

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°26′38″N 94°4′39″W / 33.44389°N 94.07750°W / 33.44389; -94.07750