Howdy, and welcome back! The Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences Department is one of the leading programs in this area in the world. But you knew that, you got your degree here! We’re sure that you enjoyed your time on campus, and we’re equally sure that you are successful beyond your wildest dreams. We also know that you want to stay connected to your past, and we are here to help you with that! Interested in reconnecting? Want to find out about conferences to help build your career? Want to come back for graduate study? Want to give back to the department? Please contact us or visit https://rpts.tamu.edu/gift/. We will help find you the information you need to continue on your path to success, the Aggie way!
Former Student Spotlight
Kim Fox ’97
When Kim started working at Texas A&M University International Programs in 2000, she used her RPTS degree to create programing to promote international awareness across the university campus and into the community. She did this through international week activities highlighting different countries/cultures, partnering with student groups to promote their events and hosting speakers from around the world. Eventually, she began developing programs such as the Senior World Passport Program partnering with the City of College Station Senior Services and the annual, community-wide international festival, Brazos Valley Worldfest. In 2009, Kim moved under the Office of the Provost and now works to connect and market all academic activities with the off-campus community across the state. She regularly partners with university and community groups to create connections that have grown over the years, including regularly speaking to Event Planning classes and providing RPTS students with the opportunity to volunteer for the festival and gain hands-on experiences.
Please contact any of the faculty/staff below with any questions you might have. We are happy to assist you in reconnecting to the department:
Association of Former Students
The Association of Former Students traces its origin to the Ex-Cadets Association formed in 1879 and later to the A&M Alumni Association and Alpha Phi Fraternity. In 1919, a coalition was formed and adopted the name, “The Association of Former Students.” Since 1879, much has changed in organization and details, but the fundamental objectives of The Association remain the same.
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Development Council
The College of Agriculture Development Council (COADC) is a growing volunteer organization of over 130 men and women who are dedicated to enhancing cooperation and understanding between Texas A&M University and the agricultural and life sciences community through improved communication.
RPTS Job Board
The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences maintains a job board to assist current students, recent graduates, and former students in the job search. All jobs posted are in some way associated with the RPTS industry. Jobs also may be posted at the same link.