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John Tarleton Society Induction CeremonyTarleton's 28th Annual Distinguished Service Awards BarbecueTarleton unveils portraits of 14 past university presidentsAgriculture Center Grand OpeningPresident Dottavio's contribution to the Fort Worth Star-TelegramTarleton State University, Texas A&M AgriLife expand bioenergy research
John Tarleton Society Induction Ceremony
11May2017
Tarleton Talks - Dr. Dottavio on the Centennial"The official birthday celebration will be in September, the day that students first came to campus as members of the A&M system. I think one of the really special moments is going to be in November; we're dedicating Rudder Way. "
31Mar2017
Engineering Ground Breaking"I think that we can all agree that this groundbreaking, for what is going to be a significant new piece of the Tarleton Skyline, is … a powerful reminder that the future is indeed very bright for both Tarleton and the Stephenville community."
16Jan2017
Texan Rider Reveal"It's the spirit of those traditions in the past,…the pride of the great programs we have,…today and…the idea of a brighter future for this university over the next 100 years, that we…now present the new Texan Rider. "
19Oct2016
Tarleton Receives Ag Innovation Grant"Having these spaces is also important to us because at Tarleton, for many years – for most of our history for that matter – has had a very close association with the military. It has been embedded in our traditions; it is part of who we are as a university."
06Sep2016
General Assembly"You all know that student success is not defined solely by earning credits or us handing them a diploma at commencement. It is a lot more than that. "
26Jan2016
Purple Heart Parking Dedication"Having these spaces is also important to us because at Tarleton, for many years – for most of our history for that matter – has had a very close association with the military. It has been embedded in our traditions; it is part of who we are as a university."
25Sep2015
Tarleton-Fort Worth: The Big Dream"Fort Worth is known worldwide as a dynamic, progressive city — a thriving business, cultural and educational center. Tarleton State University is proud to contribute to that reputation and to share in that bright future."
11Sep2015
Memorial Stadium Renovation"…for me it is a day I've been waiting to host ... from the first day I sat in Memorial Stadium looking into that West Texas sun."
27Jul2015
Tarleton Statue Unveiling "Tonight what we're doing is we're celebrating an extraordinary man. A man with of vision who changed the lives of thousands of students since 1899."
27Jan2015
President's Overview from 2015 Planning Meeting"We talked about the need for alignment. We wanted to make sure everybody was moving in the same direction and that was part of the reason why it was important that we had as many people involved in the process."
08Dec2014
Walton Group Donates 80 Acres of Land"Today, we are announcing a transformational gift to Tarleton that expands opportunities for higher education, builds a stronger workforce for the employers, and improves the quality of life for the citizens of this community."
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."
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 spirit, pride and 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."
02Oct2009
A Call for Distinction - Excerpts from the President’s Inauguration Speech"Tarleton provides both the context and curriculum to understand the global and local problems that face us today."
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."
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…make you valued members of the Tarleton family. And your support testifies to the community pride that makes this a wonderful…university."