The East Texan

Micheal Davis: Sodexo cook and professional wrestler

Jennifer Bussey, Co-editor

September 5, 2019

Charles Micheal Wayne Davis (Micheal Davis) works as a professional wrestler and Sodexo cook at Texas A&M University - Commerce. A native to Commerce, Micheal has been training for three years and made his debut in Commerce in 2017. Click on the video or the link below to view his full story:

A&M-Commerce’s Pinaud walks stage and becomes USMC Officer on same weekend

Matt Pinaud throws up the Lion after commissioning into the USMC | Photo by Tyler McDonough

Tyler McDonough, Sr. Sports Reporter

May 13, 2019

By Tyler McDonough | Sr. Sports Reporter Texas A&M University-Commerce student Matthew Pinaud graduated not only once this past weekend, but twice, as the senior walked the stage on Saturday at the Field House, and on Sunday at Dallas Love Field to be commissioned from Officer Candidate S...

Alumni association hosts 2019 awards gala

Alumni gathered before the gala.

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

The alumni association hosted the 2019 alumni awards gala April 27 in the Rayburn Student Center. Two members, Jarred Davis and Jency Holbert, were recognized as Gold Blazer Recipients while three members; J. Russell Armstrong, Dr. Bobby Burns and Marcus Hill, were recognized as Distinguished Alu...

[Photos] Campus Recreation Hosts Kayaking Clinic

Alley Marrs(Front)/Grace Cato(Back) East Texan Photo | John Parsons

John Parsons, Staff Photographer

April 16, 2019

Campus Recreation hosted a kayaking clinic at Cain Pond on April 15 before a trip to Broken Bow, OK.

A Night of Female Empowerment

Photo courtesy of|Baltimore Sun

Brianna Patt, Web Editor

March 26, 2019

Taking place this Tuesday, the event has a theme of empowerment

2018 A&M-Commerce Homecoming Queen seeks community ties

DeVaunghta Johnson (left) was crowned 2018 Homecoming King, and Camille Rivera (right) was crowned 2018 Homecoming Queen.

Christian Aleman, Co-Editor

November 15, 2018

The fun and excitement surrounding the annual Homecoming celebration may have come and gone, but Homecoming Queen Camille Rivera has just begun her work in the role she won.

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson speaks on social issues, possible solutions

Vice President of Media Relations and Community Noah Nelson (left) sat down with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson (right).

Phil Boulware, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018

By Phil Boulware | Staff Reporter Georgetown University sociology professor and author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson visited A&M-Commerce this past Election Day in the Ferguson auditorium to promote his latest book “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Ra...

Honoring All Who Have Served

On Nov. 8, Veterans gathered to honor fellow soldiers on campus

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018

The Marine Corps JROTC retired colors during a 4 p.m. ceremony

How a campus program runs on to bigger, better things

Andrea Aranda, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

The Latino American Mentorship Program (LAMP) is a program that motivates Hispanic students to not only graduate from college but to further their careers by developing life lesson skills.

National Night Out held at A&M-Commerce

Students feed a piglet at the petting zoo. East Texan Photo | John Parsons

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018

Residential Living and Learning and the University Police Department (UPD) teamed up to host National Night Out Oct. 23 in the Phase II courtyard. The event included hot dogs, a live band, a petting zoo, airbrush tattoos and bungee jumping.

New university police chief focuses on community policing

New UPD Chief Brian Vaughn spent 12 years as assistant chief and 20 years total working for the department.

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

October 23, 2018

By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Since taking over as University Police Department chief Sept. 1 after Donna Spinato retired, Brian Vaughn, who has worked at UPD for 20 years, has implemented new initiatives and continued those from Spinato. “Some of the issues that I feel, that as a department, we need to look at are our focus ...

Journalism alumnus remembers ups, downs during his career ahead of retirement

Bob Templeton graduated from A&M-Commerce (then East Texas State University) in 1973 with a degree in photojournalism.

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018

Bob Templeton, faculty adviser for Midland College’s student publications and former assistant editor of The East Texan, returned to his alma mater for the annual Texas Community College Journalism Association convention, hosted by A&M - Commerce. He took some time to reflect on his journalism career ahead of retiring next year.

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