Tarleton volunteers prove a ‘Good Neighbor’ on Friday the 13th

Promoting Positive Relationships

Promoting Positive Relationships

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University students brought of bit of good luck to one Stephenville resident on Friday, July 13, when they started clearing storm debris from his property on the corner of Frey and Harbin streets.

Covered in downed tree limbs from late February’s ice storm, the property was considered an eyesore by residents who didn’t know the owner has medical issues and little money for cleanup.

The cleanup is part of the Division of Student Affairs’ Good Neighbor initiative under the direction of Darrell Brown, executive director of Community Outreach and Fraternity and Sorority Life.

“Tarleton is proud to be in Stephenville, and we recognize the importance of working together on important initiatives to keep our community looking nice,” Brown said.

Members of the Tarleton Texan football team volunteered to do the heavy lifting with some help from the city of Stephenville.

“Student Affairs is committed to developing and promoting a positive relationship with Stephenville and its residents,” Brown said. “The Good Neighbor effort is just another way Tarleton can show its appreciation for being part of the city and Erath County.”

The initiative also focuses on helping commuter students effectively engage the community and exhibit Tarleton’s core values as residents. Brown will release an Off-Campus Living Guide later this summer.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience, marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. Offering degree programs in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online to more than 13,000 students, Tarleton engages with communities through real-world learning experiences to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.