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Big Event

TAMUT’s day of service “The Big Event” held on April 10th.  Members of the Eagle family spent 650 hours volunteering at local non-profit organizations.

Thanks so much for all that you do,

TEXARKANA, Texas – On April 10th Texas A&M University-Texarkana faculty, staff,
students, alumni, and friends of the university scattered across Texarkana to
perform acts of community service for local non-profit organizations. 164
volunteers completed 650 hours of service at 22 locations around the city.
The Big Event is a day of service hosted by the university that began in 2017 and is
designed to create a sense of pride throughout the city by helping with
landscaping, maintenance, cleaning, and organizational tasks. From planting
gardens and flowers to brush removal and painting, the volunteers set out to lend
a hand wherever it was needed.
&quote; The City of Texarkana, TX was very excited to continue our partnership with
Texas A&M University - Texarkana on the Big Event,” said Keith Beason, City of
Texarkana Planner.  “The student, faculty, and staff volunteers were a great help
on a variety of projects. Their willingness to serve encouraged the community
around them to make a difference in our community," he said.
“Participating in The Big Event allows our Eagle family to not only give back to the
a community that supports us, but also demonstrates the importance of social
responsibility,” said Michael Stephenson, TAMUT Assistant Director of Student
Life. “As the event organizer, it is heartwarming to see how in just a few hours on
a Saturday morning, a group of people can come together to share their talents
and passions through community service.”

The 2021 Big event was sponsored by Farmers Bank & Trust and T-Mobile. To find
out how your organization can be a part of the 2022 Big Event contact Michael
Stephenson at (903) 223-1362 or mstephenson@tamut.edu.

About Texas A&M University-Texarkana:
As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University-
Texarkana is a comprehensive regional university that provides students with
academically challenging, engaging, and rewarding educational experiences
through quality teaching, scholarship, student support services, co-curricular
programming, research, and service.