The COGS Connection

In this newsletter… Motivational Quote. Graduate Level Humor. Save the Date! New Accreditation Status. Scholarship Applications. Graduation Tickets. Student Spotlight.


Quote of the Week

“Keep your face always towards the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you .” –Walt Whitman


Graduate Level Humor

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Save the Date! Graduate Student Resource Fair and Networking Social

Mark your calendars for our first Graduate Student Resource Fair and Networking Social to be held on September 7th!

Learn more about resources available to graduate students from representatives across the Tarleton State University network. Groups such as Scholarships, Financial Aid, Business Services, the Library, Campus Rec, Military Veterans Service Center, the Writing Center, and the Student Counseling Center will take part in the fair.

The Resource Fair will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the Networking Social to immediately follow.

Learn more and register here.


 Tarleton counseling program receives CACREP accreditation

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Tarleton’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling recently received accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

CACREP accreditation recognizes university counseling programs that meet the standards set by the profession and is among the highest commendations that an academic program can receive. CACREP is the training standard for counselors by the Institute of Medicine and the Veteran’s Administration.

“Obtaining CACREP accreditation affirms our commitment to excellence and identifies our master’s program as one of the best in Texas, even the nation,” said Dr. Julie Merriman, head of Tarleton’s Department of Counseling.

Read the recent press release regarding the CACREP accreditation here.


Scholarship Applications

The fall semester begins a new school year. To be eligible for scholarships for the new school year, please make sure to log in to the General Scholarship application and update your application for 17/18. Also, don’t forget to update your FAFSA!

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Graduation Tickets

Graduation tickets are now available in the COGS office. If you submitted your request to have your tickets mailed prior to Monday, July 24th, they have been sent. If your request was submitted after last Monday, your tickets will be sent this week. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Dunn at edunn@tarleton.edu. The COGS commencement will be Friday, August 11th, at 7 p.m., in Wisdom Gym.


Student Spotlight

Former Ninja Turtle and current Tarleton grad student, Kenn Scott, talks about his student experience in our most recent student spotlight.

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