11 Nov 2011 A&M-Commerce Welcomes Region’s Best and Brightest Students
Forty-six of the region’s top high school students visited Texas A&M University-Commerce October 9 to participate in “Top 10% Day,” a special tour and luncheon for students ranked in the top ten percent of their classes.
After checking in and being welcomed, students attended Dr. Eric Gruver’s honors college history class, went on a tour of the campus and got the opportunity to ask questions before a panel of current students. Afterward the students were treated to lunch with presentations on admissions, financial aid, scholarships, university college, honors college and Hispanic outreach.
“We want to recognize and honor those students in our neighboring districts who, by achieving the top ten percent rank in their high schools, have demonstrated they are dedicated to success,” said Dr. Mary Hendrix, vice president for student access and success. “We want to make them aware of the honors college and the regents scholars program early in the decision-making process so that A&M-Commerce will be their first choice.”
The students in attendance represented 14 independent school districts in Delta, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Red River, and Van Zandt counties.