Urban and Regional Sciences Ph.D
students provide school supplies


This fall, 50 area school students are carrying new backpacks loaded with school supplies furnished by Texas A&M's Urban and Regional Sciences Student Organization.

URSSO members delivered the supplies Aug. 4 to the Bryan Boys & Girls Club and the Twin City Mission in Bryan for distribution.

"The project is the first by the URSSO as part of our 'Academic Steps to Success' program," said Edward Tarlton, the group's community service chairman. "The program's mission is to assist, inspire and support young people to reach beyond their perceived academic potential."

The URSSO is an organization for students in the urban and regional sciences doctoral program in Texas A&M’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. It provides a forum for members to share individual and collective concerns and to advocate for their interests in graduate, academic and research matters, as well as professional development.

The backpacks, filled with supplies, were funded with donations from URSSO members and Forster Ndubisi, head of of the department, and matched with a donation from Jorge Vanegas, dean of the College of Architecture.

Beth Bryant, with the university’s marketing & communications division, coordinated Texas A&M contributions to the student packages, including Texas A&M posters, stickers, bookmarks and 12th Man and Reveille postcards.

The supplies also included a poster, "Academic Steps to Success," designed by URSSO members.

"The poster shows kids the steps in the academic process from first grade through doctoral studies," said Tarlton. "It includes a vocabulary word at each step that symbolizes an academic/life lesson to be learned by the students and emphasizes the graduation points along the scholastic journey."

For more information about the URSSO, contact Tarlton at etarlton@tamu.edu.

Details about the Ph.D program in Urban and Regional Sciences are available at http://archone.tamu.edu/


- Posted: Oct. 11, 2010 -

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Contact:   Phillip Rollfing, prollfing@archone.tamu.edu or 979.458.0442.


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