The COGS Connection

In this newsletter… Motivational Quote. Graduate Level Humor. Gateway to Goals Series. Upcoming Open House. Peak named Administrator of the Year. GRE Strategy Session. Welcome to the COGS Team. Looking for a Graduate Assistantship?

Quote of the Week

“Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.” –Henry J. Kaiser

Graduate Level Humor

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Gateway to Goals Webinar Series

Want to learn more about a particular program, explore graduate student resources, or have questions for current students and faculty? The College of Graduate Studies “Gateway to Goals” webinar series continues this week:

  • July 19 – noon – Public Administration (MPA)
  • July 20 – noon – Music Education (MM)

RSVP for a session at 

Upcoming Open House

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Are you, or someone you know, considering grad school? Learn more about grad school admissions, financial aid, and the graduate student experience at our upcoming open house in Waco.

The open house will be held at (MCC) Waco on July 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Application fee waivers will be given to attendees who apply within one week of the event.

All prospective and current grad students, faculty, and staff, are welcome. RSVP and see the complete schedule here.

Dr. Kayla Peak named Administrator of the Year

Dr. Kayla Peak, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Associate Professor of Kinesiology, was recently named Administrator of the Year by the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD).

Peak was nominated for the award by Lee College Director of Kinesiology, Graeme Cox, to recognize her leadership in college kinesiology disciplines at the local and state levels, her advocacy for quality education in kinesiology and her significant contributions to curriculum development, technology, innovation, staff development, program improvement, and resource development in kinesiology disciplines.

Congratulations, Dr. Peak! View the recent press release here.

TAHPERD Names Peak College Administrator of Year

Upcoming GRE Strategy Session

Are you planning to apply for a doctoral program, or need GRE scores for admission into your chosen master’s program? On Saturday, July 29th, Tarleton will be hosting The Princeton Review for a free two-hour strategy session at the Fort Worth campus. Learn more and register here.

 Welcome to the COGS Team!

Dedicated to serving the needs of Tarleton’s current and prospective graduate students:

Erin Hinojosa: Erin recently joined COGS in Admissions, and processes applications for admission to Tarleton’s graduate programs.

Garen Thomas: Garen joins COGS as a graduate assistant and is currently a graduate student in Environmental Science.

Taylor Hutyra: Taylor joins COGS as a graduate assistant and is currently a graduate student in Mathematics.

Learn more about Erin, Garen, and Taylor in our Meet Our Team section.

Looking for a graduate assistantship?

Student Life is looking to hire a graduate assistant in operations. The successful hire will help develop customer service standards, support student programming, assist with university housing operations, and support office staff as well as facilities management. Interested? Email Ms. Allison Everett at

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