A&M-Texarkana to shine Spotlight on Texarkana USA


Texas A&M University-Texarkana will showcase more than 70 local businesses, restaurants, attractions, clubs and organizations at the 2017 Spotlight on Texarkana community and organization fair Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.in the Eagle Lounge and Eagle Hall in the University Center on the A&M-Texarkana campus, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.


Each year, the Office of Student Life and Campus Activities Board sponsor Spotlight on Texarkana as part of Best Week Ever welcome week during the first week of classes. The goal of the event is to foster a relationship between A&M-Texarkana students, faculty and staff and the greater Texarkana community.


Michael Stephenson, Student Life coordinator, said the 2017 event is poised to be largest in Spotlight on Texarkana’s history.


“This event is one that our entire campus community gets excited for,” Stephenson said. “It truly highlights Texarkana and the local businesses that are right here in our backyard. It’s an opportunity for our vendors to gain visibility and network with our students, faculty and staff.”

Spotlight on Texarkana has an exciting atmosphere, and exhibitors are encouraged to add to the environment by creatively decorating tables and offering games or giveaways.


“Our community recognizes that A&M-Texarkana is a valuable asset to the economy as we are becoming a destination for many students,” Stephenson said. “Our students are coming from all over and seeking opportunities to get involved, and capitalizing on this is very important. With the growth of our university, I predict that this event continues to grow each year as we continue to attract students from all over the country by delivering a quality and affordable education.”


Spotlight on Texarkana exhibitors include LifeShare Blood Center, Fox Sports Radio 1400 94.1FM ESPN, The Sportsplex by HealthCARE Express, HealthCARE Express, Kelli Ashbrook State Farm Insurance, Goodman Realty Group, Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, The Salvation Army, City Church Texarkana, YoungLife, Target, The United States Army, Chick-fil-A Central Mall, A&M-Texarkana Campus Recreation, Northside Church, A&M-Texarkana Career Development, 30 Burger, LLC, Eagle Business Club, Future Teacher Association, The ArkLaTex 100 Club and Commercial National Bank.


Also, Xpress Cuts Salon, 1st Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, Texarkana Jiu Jitsu, Farmers Bank and Trust, Sport Clips, Main Street Texarkana, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Fairfield Inn & Suites, A&M-Texarkana Campus Activities Board and Student Life, Habitat for Humanity of Texarkana, Equality Texarkana, Slim Chickens, Books A Million, A&M-Texarkana First Year Experience, CASA and Super 1 Foods.


Also, Radiant, TEXAR Federal Credit Union, Neighbors Emergency Center, iJump Texarkana, First Baptist Church of Texarkana, BancorpSouth, A&M-Texarkana Multi-Cultural Association, Phi Lambda Chi, A&M-Texarkana Residence Hall Association, Gaming Civilization and Japanese Culture, Combat Entertainment, Total Nutrition, Jehovah’s Witness of Texarkana, Wells Fargo Bank, A&M-Texarkana Psychology Club/Psi Chi, A&M-Texarkana Sociology Society, Texarkana Emergency Center, Silver Spoon, Pop Pop Shoppe and Kristy Smith State Farm.


Also, A&M-Texarkana Student Veterans Association, A&M-Texarkana Fishing Club, Collom & Carney Clinic Association, The Connection – Church on the Rock, Omega Delta Chi sorority, A&M-Texarkana Student Government Association, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Olive Garden and Exceed Urgent Care.


For more information about Spotlight on Texarkana, contact Michael Stephenson at Michael.Stephenson@tamut.edu or (903) 223-1362.

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