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Remarks / Speeches

Mrs. W.K. Gordon Jr., W.K. Gordon Jr. Foundation give $6 million to TarletonSummer 2011 CommencementTarleton honors fallen Texans at Silver Taps ceremonyU.S. Representative Mike Conaway visits TarletonRegent Elaine Mendoza of The Texas A&M University System visits TarletonKTRL 90.5 Radio Station Ribbon CuttingJohn Tarleton Society Induction CeremonyTarleton awards degrees to students injured in an accident at special Fall CommencementTarleton's Southwest Metroplex Center - Fort Worth exceeds 1,000 enrollmentTarleton's 28th Annual Distinguished Service Awards BarbecueFall 2012 ConvocationSpring 2011 CommencementJohn Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, visits TarletonAfghan agribusiness development delegation tours Dairy Center
KTRL 90.5 Radio Station Ribbon Cutting
John Tarleton Society Induction Ceremony
Fall 2012 Convocation
23Oct2010
Dedication of Congressman Charlie Stenholm Gallery"We talk a great deal about helping each student see the link between their academic endeavors and real world events. [The Congressman Charlie Stenholm Gallery] and the papers associated with it, makes service real."
02Sep2010
General Assembly"We will teach students and deliver great service to them and to each other because we have protected our core mission of teaching, research, scholarship and service."
15May2010
Undergraduate Commencement"Graduates, today we honor you for your contributions to Tarleton – in the classroom and beyond. By your presence on the campus and your many good works, you have made Tarleton a better place."
15May2010
Doctoral and Masters Degree Ceremony"You, and your loved ones, have sacrificed a great deal to get to this point. But you have persisted and today you are now ready to achieve. You are ready to lead. And I expect your family is ready to celebrate."
02Mar2010
Staff Presidential Forum"In order to remain competitive and to provide the highest quality education possible, we must find ways to operate more efficiently and, most importantly, to develop strategies that support growth. That is how we will carry forward our legacy of being an affordable, quality university."
19Feb2010
Chancellor’s Century Council"I’ve been around a number of universities, and I can tell you that Tarleton is a place of uncommon tradition."
18Feb2010
Thompson Student Center Rededication"Clearly the original vision for [The Thompson Student Center] to provide a "living room" for our students, the campus and the community has been met. And now with this renovation, a great facility named to honor a great man has become even better."
30Jan2010
Distinguished Alumni Gala"How can you not be inspired when we are celebrating the accomplishments of a group of outstanding individuals who symbolize the spirit, pride and tradition of Tarleton."
02Oct2009
Brochure - Excerpts from the President’s Inauguration Speech"Our opportunity for distinction is to connect a university education to real life issues, to effectively link in-class and out-of-class learning."
27Aug2009
General Assembly"I have come to understand that Tarleton is unique in its history, character, and opportunities. Spirit, pride and tradition are woven into our fabric."
14Aug2009
Excerpts from Remarks at the TarletonCentral Texas Transition and Service Awards Reception"Ten years ago, we—the community, Tarleton and the Texas A&M System—set out on a journey—like explorers heading off to unknown worlds, with the purpose of providing a quality public education to the citizens of Central Texas."
25May2009
Erath County Memorial Day Observance"We are reminded that, as citizens, with our rights come responsibilities. We are called to live the values on which this nation was founded, the values for which so many have given so much."
14May2009
Staff Development Day"Over the past months, you have shown each and every day the depth and breadth of your talents and how you make a difference in the lives of students, faculty and other staff."
27Apr2009
Remarks at the All-Sports Picnic"Tonight’s recipients of the All Purple Award have shown exceptional support and dedication to Tarleton athletics. They join an elite group as our circle of loyal “purple” friends continues to grow."
16Apr2009
Remarks at the Silver Taps Ceremony"It is no accident that we use the language of family to describe our relationships at Tarleton. This is, indeed, a family."
04Apr2009
ROTC Dining Out Awards Program"At perhaps no other time in our history have we been more aware of the strength, commitment, and importance of our military reserves."
27Feb2009
Dairy Center Ground Breaking"In my short time at Tarleton, I have discovered incredible spirit and pride in our traditions."
07Jan2009
Tarleton Planning Retreat"As I told prospective students, Tarleton is the true university of the American dream: big enough for them to chase their dreams yet small enough to be a warm, caring and friendly place."
12Nov2008
The Role of Diversity and Global Education"In a world made smaller by technology and more interconnected by common economic and political interests, a global perspective is required for success."
18Oct2008
Distinguished Alumni Dinner"On campus, students have the opportunity to connect with each other through a variety of activities. The student-athlete experience is one of the most important because it develops not only the skills for competition in sport, but for life."
17Oct2008
Golden Reunion Dinner Welcome"Be assured that today’s students are talented, motivated, and preparing for the future. They are making memories. And, they are making a difference on the campus and in the community."
17Oct2008
International Week Address"International Week at Tarleton provides us with a forum for celebrating the many ways that this campus is enriched by students from some 25 different nations. The students from these nations provide a wonderful educational opportunity for our students."
17Oct2008
Tarleton Alumni Association Board Members"We need you to be our storyteller carrying the message of Tarleton’s excellence to your communities and colleagues. Help us advance the reputation of the university."
01Sep2008
Texan Club"The friendships and connections you maintain with TSU make you valued members of the Tarleton family. And your support testifies to the community pride that makes this a wonderful place for a university."