Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Keith McFarland and University Police Chief Donna Spinato met with local media following the shootings at Virginia Tech.
By Bill Oliver
Commerce, TX – Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. McFarland said safety of students is his highest priority, considering parents send their most valuable possessions, their children, to the university.
11th District Congressman Mike Conaway of Midland, a 1970 graduate of then East Texas State, presented the Spring Convocation address at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Monday, April 2. You can hear the entire ceremony here.
40 years ago, the 1967 Spring Semester was when a graduate from Odessa-Permian High School started attending what was then East Texas State University. Now a Congressman from Midland serving the Permian Basin and the rest of the 36 counties in the 11th District, Mike Conaway is the first A&M-Commerce alumnus to serve in Congress since Sam Rayburn.
Dr. Michael D. McKinney, M.D., the new Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, visited the A&M-Commerce campus on Wednesday, February 21st. The Chancellor and A&M-Commerce President Dr. Keith McFarland are seen in the Founders Lounge of the A&M-Commerce Memorial Student Center in front of the portrait of university founder Dr. William Leonidas Mayo. The Chancellor and President also visited with KETR General Manager Bill Oliver.
Goose-alini is doing well at the Animal Medical Center in Greenville, but doctors are unsure if they will be able to fix the problem. Good news is, the issue isn't hurting her in any way.
YET ANOTHER UPDATE!
We learned that Goose-alini is doing fine at the Animal Medical center in Greenville. They let her out daily to roam around a bit, on a special goose-harness leash-type thing. She visits the other animals around the hospital, offers up encouraging words (or honks, rather) of support, then waddles back to her pen and seems entirely content.
KETR was there live for the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Sam Rayburn Memorial Student Center on the A&M-Commerce campus. If you missed it, click ON THE PICTURE of the new MSC for on-demand audio of the event.
The new student center will be the culmination of years of work for many people. Check back often on 88.9 KETR and online at ketr.org as we track the progress of construction, bring you the latest architectural drawings, and eventually bring the ribbon-cutting ceremonies to you live.