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Dr. Jason Sawyer and a student in the meat lab

Competitive Skills:

"The meat and food industry is quite often the end point of all facets of production agriculture.... Through their participation in meat and food science based material and the animal science and wildlife department, students will be further equipped with the skills necessary to be successful in today's competitive job market."
Jason Sawyer, Ph.D.,
Department of Animal Science and Wildlife Management
Director of the Tarleton State University Meat Laboratory

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Dr. Melissa Becker teaching a class

Collaborative Experience:

"Area public schools and Tarleton professors join together in a collaborative effort to provide the best hands-on experiences for the Tarleton student. The partnership is supported and enhanced by the Effective Schools Project (ESP), one of the nation's largest and longest-running school-improvement ventures.... The undergraduate student directly benefits from the ongoing partnership because Tarleton classroom instruction actively addresses the current trends and issues facing public schools."
Melissa Roberts Becker, Ed.D.,
Associate Professor, College of Education
Off Campus Undergraduate Coordinator,
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Dr. Barry Lambert


"Through partnerships with private industry, we are providing our students experiences that are not available at most universities. As a result, students are better prepared to meet the challenges they will face as they begin their careers in a time of dramatic increases in global food demand."
Barry Lambert, Ph.D.,
Department of Animal Science & Wildlife Management,
Director of the Southwest Regional Dairy Center

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Dr. Mike Hibbs in the Tarleton Observatory


"One of the significant benefits that Tarleton offers the Undergraduate is the ability to do meaningful research. In the case of Physics and Astronomy, students can work hands-on with Tarleton’s state-of-the-art 32-inch telescope, which is the largest telescope solely used for undergraduate research in the United States.... This type of opportunity is generally only afforded to graduate students at larger universities."
Mike Hibbs, Ph.D.,
Department of Engineering and Physics

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Dr. Leslie Spotz playing the piano

Creative Arts:

"From the beginning of the piano student’s first semester at Tarleton, they are immersed in all aspects of the piano program. Freshmen and transfer students, alongside upper level pianists performed on Tarleton’s recent regional piano tour (Waco-Dallas-Granbury), a series of professional level piano recitals."
Leslie Spotz, D.M.A.,
Professor of Piano

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