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Congrats!

Congratulations to Dr. Gary Ellis, Allen Taggart, Dr. Jill Martz, Toby Lepley, and Dr. Tazim Jamal, whose article titled, “Monitoring structured experiences during youth programs: Development of brief measures of perceived value an engagement” is published in the latest edition (vol. 11, number 3) of Journal of Youth Development. You can read the full article at http://jyd.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/jyd .         

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Congratulations to Dr. Angela Durko who has been accepted in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Critical Thinking Academy for 2017. Dr. Durko will become a College Critical Thinking Fellow and will receive funding through the Neuhaus-Shepardson Faculty Development Program after completion. Recent Fellows from our department include Dr. Jamal and Dr. Enoh.  

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Congratulations to Dr. David Scott and former RPTS doctoral student Sunwoo Lee for publication of their article titled, “Natural environment influencing people’s affinity for solitude,” in the current issue of Urban Forestry.

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  Congratulations to Steven Migacz, Suiwen (Sharon) Zou and Dr. Jim Petrick for their article The “Terminal” Effects of Service Failure on Airlines: Examining Service Recovery with Justice Theory.” This article is currently on-line in the Journal of Travel Research.

Graduate Student Spotlight

Dr. Aby-Sene Harper Why did you choose the RPTS Department at Texas A&M University? My masters advisor had recommended Texas A&M University among other universities. At that time, I was interested in tourism as a strategy for rural development and biodiversity conservation in African countries. The RPTS department had a significant number of prominent faculty members in sustainable tourism, ecotourism and community development. Today, I am very pleased with my decision to pursue my Ph.D. in the RPTS department at Texas A&M. During my time here, I became… Read More →

Undergraduate Spotlight

Kylee Hargrove Why did you choose RPTS as your major? I am passionate about many things in life, but I am especially passionate about youth and travel benefits/impacts. I believe in investing in the lives of youth because they deserve to be invested in and brought up to change this world. RPTS has many professors and classes that teach you just that, the importance of changing the lives of youth. The other passion of mine is for travel and the importance it brings to people’s lives. Travel and… Read More →

Fall 2016 RPTS Spotlight

Barksgiving Led by Mr. Steven Migacz , the RPTS 321 Event Management class hosted a “Barksgiving” event in Wolf Pen Creek Park. Their mission was to provide an entertaining dog-related event that focuses on educational aspects of adopting/fostering, owning, and caring for dogs while increasing awareness for Urgent Animals of Hearne and Robertson County. This event was a fun-filled day that invited friends, families and dogs of all kinds to engage in an array of activities? Some of these activities included photo booth opportunities, a dog-centered obstacle course,… Read More →

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              Congratulations to Dr. Peter Witt and Dr. Tek Dangi for completed publication of a series of research briefs on youth (and parental) involvement in sport, which have been downloaded about 420 times!  

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            Congratulations to Drs. Dan Richmond, Corliss Outley and Jill Martz for their Online Education Award of $35,000 provided by COALS to develop an on-line master’s degree in Youth Development.  

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Congratulations to Mrs. Charriss York who works in our Texas Coastal Watershed Program and received an award to work with the City of Friendswood on a project to improve water quality and beutification through WaterSmart Gardens.