Former Students

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 We will help find you the information you need to continue on your path to success, the Aggie way!

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, Department Head, Class of 1980

Irina Shatruk, Program Coordinator, Class of 2008

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.


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