When it comes to the rate of educational attainment by 25-34 year olds, the State of Texas is on par with the country of Slovenia. Essentially, less than 32% of Texas' young people have obtained a college degree or other post-secondary credential. Right now, the country of South Korea leads the world in this metric, where 64% of the country's young adults are in that number.
Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the A&M-Commerce Lions football team will make the NCAA Division II playoffs if they beat Angelo State at home Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Lone Star Conference playoff championship game. And the A&M-Commerce soccer team will play either Angelo State or Metro State of Colorado in an NCAA playoff game at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Lion Soccer Field.
Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Relations director Derryle Peace says besides the annual homecoming celebration, it's also the University's 125th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of desegregation at A&M-Commerce, then East Texas State College. Events include a bonfire and fireworks Friday night at 9, a parade Saturday morning at 10, and the homecoming football game with McMurry at 4 p.m. Saturday.
With the A&M-Commerce Lions football team ranked in the NCAA Division II top 25 for the first time since 2001, Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says the game Saturday night against West Texas A&M may draw 8-9,000 fans, and the homecoming game November 1 against McMurry may attract an even bigger crowd. And Ryan says the artificial turf of the new varsity softball field is nearly complete, and some fall games may be played on it soon.
Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks has organized a "Buy Local, Support Commerce" campaign Oct. 5-11. The University, the Commerce ISD and the city of Commerce are all supporting the campaign. LaVelle says a similar campaign is planned for the spring.
Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says A&M-Commerce athletes have contributed nearly 2,000 volunteer hours to the community in the past year. Ryan says the new athletic academic complex in the Field House is nearing completion. The athletic department's next major facilities objective is an renovation of the weight training facilities in Whitley Gym.
Two Commerce men have been arrested in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case from Friday, September 19, 2014.
On Monday, September 22,2014, investigators with the Commerce Police Department arrested two local men in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case where a Commerce man was approached by two men at gunpoint. He was subsequently taken to an ATM on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce to withdraw money out of it.
Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Relations director Derryle Peace says in addition to the University's 125th anniversary being observed this academic year, A&M-Commerce is also noting its 120th year in Commerce since moving from Cooper, and the 50th anniversary of desegregation at what was then East Texas State College. Derryle also discusses the Brick Garden Project, which is part of the 125th anniversary.
Texas A&M University-Commerce today observes the 125th anniversary of Dr. William L. Mayo opening the doors of Mayo College in Cooper, September 2, 1889. A birthday celebration will take place at the statue of Mayo, in front of the old president's home, at 10:45 a.m. Wyman Williams, the director of development for the College of Business, who has been presenting the University's history to service clubs and others for several months, is the guest on the Blacklands Cafe.
Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says opening the football season at home on a Thursday night, September 4, against East Texas Baptist is a chance to "embrace our campus community." Ryan also says work is now well underway on the new A&M-Commerce softball facility.
Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones supports the campaign of associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks to "buy Commerce." Dr. Hendricks is promoting the importance of A&M-Commerce faculty and staff, and employees of other Commerce organizations, patronizing Commerce businesses. Oct. 7-11 will be "Shop Commerce" week.
Texas A&M University-Commerce assistant professor of counseling Dr. Linda Ball discusses marriage issues. She says research shows that it takes married couples six years to realize that problems exist in their relationship.