This morning, May 26, 2017, Texarkana Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business-2-Business Breakfast at St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Texarkana. Business leaders and members of the community attended to view a presentation by Texarkana College President, James Henry Russell.
Russell conveyed to listeners how imperative it is for the community to create a college going culture here in Texarkana. In order for Texas to continue to thrive, it must have an educated workforce. Texas currently ranks 40th in the number of people ages 25 to 34 who hold at least a college associate degree. Only one-third of Texans in that age group have a postsecondary degree.
Sponsors of the breakfast included: The City of Texarkana, Christus St. Michael Health System, Cooper Tires, Farmers Bank and Trust, Schimming Company, Texarkana Emergency Center, and Johnny B’s.