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Education and Social Sciences

Abigail Stilwell

Behind the major with Abigail Stilwell: supporting others through everything

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2024

Abigail Stilwell is a senior working towards a bachelor of arts degree while double majoring in psychology and sociology with a minor in Spanish at West Texas A&M University. Stilwell is from Wichita...

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Alison Sweeney.

Behind the major with Alison Sweeney: helping people with their rights

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2023

Alison Sweeney is a freshman working towards a bachelor of science while majoring in political science on a pre-law track at West Texas A&M University. Sweeney is from Klein and truly enjoys the steps...

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Beyond the 9-to-5 with Dr. Shanna Peeples

Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor October 26, 2023

Dr. Shanna Peeples joined the Terry B. Rogers College of Education and Social Sciences in 2020. Peeples graduated from West Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in English in 1997. In 2013,...

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Dr. Nicole M. Butkovich Kraus in her office.

Ask the Professor: Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Nicole M. Butkovich Kraus

Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief September 25, 2023

Dr. Nicole M. Butkovich Kraus is an assistant professor of sociology at the Terry B. Rogers College of Education and Social Sciences. Dr. Kraus teaches a variety of sociology courses, and her research...

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Ask the Professor: Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Ashley Pinkham

Jo Early, Editor-in-Chief September 4, 2023

Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Ashley Pinkham teaches developmental psychology courses at the Terry B. Rogers College of Education and Social Sciences. Dr. Pinkham’s research focuses on improving...

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Jaelyn Galan

Behind the major with Jaelyn Galan: Changing the system

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2023

Jaelyn Galan is a junior working towards her bachelor of science while majoring in social work at West Texas A&M University. Galan is from Lubbock, Texas, and is working hard to succeed in her future...

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Student Government in Action: VP-Elect Zyna Juma

Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor April 25, 2023

Student Government in Action is a feature series that focuses on the role and impact of student government in promoting leadership skills and engagement among students. The series highlights the experiences...

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Jami Allison

Behind the major with Jami Allison: Helping others

Kaelin Collar, Junior Reporter, Associate Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2023

Jami Allison is a senior English education major at West Texas A&M University. Allison is from Dumas, Texas, and attends WT because it is close to home and has an excellent reputation for education...

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Ask the Professor: Dr. Garcia, Sylvia Nugent Professor of Education

Victoria Fatiregun, Former Senior Reporter, Former Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2023

Dr. Beth Garcia, Assistant Dean of graduate programs and professional certifications and Sylvia Nugent Professor of Education, spoke about language development in adolescents and the importance of researching...

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Dyke and Terry Rogers pose in front of the new College of Education and Social Sciences logo. (Photo/Blass Guerrero)

WT’s College of Education and Social Sciences renamed after $5 million donation

Blass Guerrero, Former Senior Reporter, Former Video and Audio Editor March 23, 2022

West Texas A&M University announced that the College of Education and Social Sciences is being renamed the Terry B. Rogers College of Education and Social Sciences after Dyke and Terry Rogers donated...

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Shanna Peeples joins the WTAMU Department of Education

Shanna Peeples joins the WTAMU Department of Education

Mitchell Downing, Senior Reporter September 27, 2020

Dr. Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of Year, was named the new Dr. John G. O’Brien Distinguished Chair in Education. She joined the WTAMU Department of Education on Sept. 1, 2020. This hire...

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Dr. Eric Meljac brings a whole new perspective to finding the hidden meaning as an illusionist and magician.

Beyond the 9 to 5: metaphors and magic

Savannah Wesley, Former Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2019

Students may find literature confusing enough, but Dr. Eric Meljac brings a whole new perspective to “finding the hidden meaning” as an illusionist and magician. “[Meljac] has an amazing energy...

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