Name: Natalie Woodward McGuire
College Major: International Relations
Hometown: Texarkana, TX
Job title: Coordinator of Dallas Recruitment
Recruitment Territory: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area
I was born and raised in Texarkana, TX and graduated from Texas High School in 2005. I attended the University of Arkansas in the beautiful town of Fayetteville to initially study International Business. It wasn’t until my sophomore year that I found that my true niche and interest was International Relations & European Studies. After graduation in May 2009, I spent several months in the United Kingdom working at my godparent’s law firm. When I returned to the US, I worked in the fields of Financial Planning and Public Relations before I started my career at TAMUT in March 2011. I had no idea how much I would enjoy meeting with prospective students and parents, and how rewarding it would be to see them throughout the Admissions process to enrollment each Fall! In September of 2013, I transitioned to the Dallas area market and I absolutely love it. I have developed great relationships with local counselors and future and students in the two short years I have lived in Dallas, and I look forward to many more in the future!
Name: Jennifer Felps
College Major: B.A. Communication and Latin American Studies, University of Arkansas and M.A. International and Intercultural Communication, University of Denver
Hometown: Mountain Home, AR
Job Title: Global Recruitment Specialist
Recruitment Territory: Arkansas, Louisiana, and the International Community
I grew up in rural North Central Arkansas. I was a Chancellor's Scholar at the University of Arkansas and my passion for global engagement led me to the prestigious Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. I completed my M.A. in International and Intercultural Communication in 2012 and then moved to Texarkana to begin my career in higher education. In my spare time I love going to concerts with my husband Scott and spend quality time with my cat Ruby.
Name: Ellen Wood
College Major: Sociology (Texas A&M University-Texarkana)
College Minor: International Studies
College Achievements: Graduated with Honors as Magna Cum Laude and am a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society
Hometown: Reutlingen, Germany
Job Title: Recruitment Specialist
Recruitment Territory: Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma
I was born in Germany and relocated to the United States six and a half years ago. I am fluent in both the German and English language. Due to my multicultural background, I grew up a traveler and love exploring new cultures. My hobbies include letting out my creativity within my photography business and any kind of DIY projects I can think of. Having recently graduated from Texas A&M University Texarkana in December of 2014, I am now excited to be a part of the Recruiting team here at TAMUT! I also plan to earn a master’s in higher education in the near future.
Name: Carmen Shurtleff
College Major: Social Work
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, Texas
Job Title: Marketing/Recruitment Specialist
Territory: Paris Junior College, Northeast Texas Community College, Kilgore College
I was born and raised in Texas. I am an alumni of Texas A&M University-Commerce, where I obtained my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work. I have been in higher education for the past 11 years working in the areas of instruction, student services, grants and alumni, marketing, advising and retention. I have a passion for helping people and love working with students.
Your Name: Jennifer Perez
College Major: Applied Arts and Science
Hometown: Orange , California
Job Title: Advisor/Recruitment Specialist
Territory: Northeast Texas Community College
I was born and raised in California and moved to Texas in 2005. I am a proud alumni of Texas A&M University-Texarkana , where I obtained an Applied Arts and Science degree. I have been in higher education for the past 10 years in the area of advising, student orientation and retention. The highlight of my job is working with the students and faculty at Northeast Texas Community College.
Name: Darryl Kennedy
College Major: Finance & Business Administration
Hometown: Texarkana, Texas
Job Title: Functional Analyst for Admissions & Recruitment
Recruitment Territory: All areas outside the region
I am a proud member of the Eagle Family, receiving both my BBA in Finance and MBA from Texas A&M University-Texarkana. As I was pursuing my education, I discovered my passion for people. This passion lead me to seek a career in higher education. I work closely with our Eagle Guides to provide on campus tours to prospective students and their parents. I strive to help people bring together their passion, talent, skills, and knowledge in order to enrich their lives.
Name: Melissa Harrison
College Major: B.A. Mass Communications, Central Missouri State University and M.A. Communications Management, Webster University
Hometown: Rolla, Missouri
Job Title: Coordinator Community College Transfer Center
Territory: Texarkana College and outside transfer students
I grew up in Missouri and moved to Kansas when I began a profession in higher education. May of 2015, my husband and I relocated to Texas. After than ten years working at a community college I knew I wanted to continue my passion of working with students in higher education. I enjoy working with students and my position allows me a great opportunity to build a stronger partnership with Texarkana College and help students succeed in reaching their academic goals.