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
Derek N. Mudd ‘17
Graduated from the RPTS program in 2017. I currently work at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as an Assistant Airfield Operations Officer. My job is to keep the airfield compliant with government regulations, respond to real or potential emergencies, oversee construction projects and regularly inspect ramps, taxiways and runways. I also assist teaching several KINE 199 scuba diving class through Texas A&M University as a Divemaster. These classes range from open water diver, advanced open water diver and rescue diver.
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:
Front Desk: 979-845-5411
Dr. Scott Shafer, Associate Department Head, Class of 1980
Koy Moser, Program Coordinator
Melyssa-Anne Stricklin, Academic Advisor, Class of 2012
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.