Executive Director, Easter Seals East Texas, Inc.
“The education I received at Texas A&M University - Texarkana opened many doors for me over the years and provided me with the foundation I needed to succeed. As a non-traditional student, I was able to get my degree and go to work in the community that I love.”
I transferred to Texas A&M University - Texarkana (formerly East Texas State University) when it was literally across the street from Texarkana College. With the counseling and encouragement of Dr. Lila Walker, I was able to get my BAAS degree in Business/Marketing. With my degree and the contacts and friends I made at TAMUT, I have been working in the non-profit community since 1993. I began in development and fundraising at the American Red Cross, then I became the director of the Teen Court program and finally, I served as the Executive Director at the Temple Memorial Rehabilitation Center. I have been blessed with many honors and awards over the years and can honestly say that without TAMUT, I would not be where I am today.