Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Office of Student
Life will be sponsoring the 10th annual Spotlight on Texarkana event on Thursday,
August 29th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event will take place in the
Patterson Student Center and feature a chance for businesses, organizations,
clubs, and resources to set up a table highlighting their goods/services to
TAMUT students, faculty, and staff. Participants will have a unique
opportunity to reach out to new community members and show them the
great things Texarkana has to offer.
The event is scheduled during A&M-Texarkana’s “Best Week Ever,” which takes
place throughout the first week of classes and is filled with activities designed to
welcome and engage students with activities such as concerts, movies,
comedians, hypnotists, and more.
Last year’s Spotlight on Texarkana saw nearly 50 local businesses and groups
participate and drew more than 400 people to the event. “Spotlight on Texarkana
is a great way for local businesses and organizations to introduce themselves to a
new group of residential students, many of whom don’t yet know much about
their new community” said TAMUT Assistant Director of Student Life, Michael
Stephenson. “Returning students always enjoy the event as well, as attendees
often leave with coupons, handouts, promotional items, and other giveaways
from the vendors.”
There is no cost to participate in the event, but space is limited and must be
reserved in advance. To reserve your booth/space at the 2019 Spotlight onTexarkana register online at: www.tamut.edu/spotlightontxk or contact Michael
Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (903)223-1362. The deadline to
register for the event is August 23rd.