BRYAN, Texas — The RELLIS Academic Alliance hosted the first of three academic Transfer Fairs at the newly established RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas earlier today.
The fair, held at the Center for Infrastructure Renewal, allowed prospective students and family to visit with university representatives about program offerings, outline potential degree programs and review official transcripts. Students who applied onsite for fall 2018 admission received an application fee waiver.
Tashra Banks is originally from the area and chose to attend the transfer fair in order to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree from West Texas A&M University. Banks, who is originally from the area, was drawn to the RELLIS Academic Alliance because the program caters to her desire to grow at work in the business and administrative side of health sciences.
“I currently work at the health department in Hearne and I really enjoy what I do, but I knew I needed to go back to school in order to excel at work and provide for my daughter,” said Banks. “When I heard about the RELLIS Academic Alliance and the Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences, I knew it was a good fit for me.”
Representatives from nine Texas A&M System regional universities were available, including Texas A&M University-Texarkana. The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree TAMUT will be offering in the fall of 2018 features opportunities for collaborative research in hands-on learning environments.
“RELLIS is a unique opportunity to serve students and offer the high-touch personal approach that we practice in Texarkana,” said Dr. Del Doughty, Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education. “We have one of the best biology programs in the state and we are pleased to be offering it to people in Central Texas.”
Beginning fall 2018, degree programs will be offered at the RELLIS Campus by Blinn College and several Texas A&M System Universities. Each program at the RELLIS Academic Alliance creates a seamless pathway for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in a variety of related fields including criminal justice, business and health sciences.
Two additional academic Transfer Fairs are slated to be held this summer, June 28 and July 26. Representatives from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Tarleton State University, Prairie View A&M University, West Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Texas A&M International University, Texas A&M University-Central Texas and Texas A&M University-Commerce will be available on the following dates:
- June 28; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- July 26; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
For more information or to sign up to attend a RELLIS Transfer Fair visit RELLIS.TAMUS.EDU/TRANSFER.
About the RELLIS Campus:
Founded in 2016 by The Texas A&M University System, the RELLIS campus in Bryan, Texas, fosters cutting-edge research, technology development, workforce training and two- and four-year college degrees by tapping the System’s state agencies and multiple universities, along with academic, corporate and government partners outside the System.
RELLIS Academic Contact:
Admissions Coordinator II
Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications
(512) 289-2782 cell