Monday, July 17, 2017

Texas A&M-Commerce and the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Program


A marketing representative in Rockwall, Texas, Adam McCroskie works for Heritage Premium Assignment Company, where he works with insurance agents by offering financing for commercial insurance. Adam McCroskie holds a bachelor’s in business from Texas A&M-Commerce, which offers an award-winning Texas Affordable Baccalaureate program.

Dating back to 2014, the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate program is a statewide effort to create an affordable path to a baccalaureate degree. The program is a response to former Governor Rick Perry’s challenge to universities to develop a low-cost alternative path to a college degree. 

Each year, the state’s Coordinating Board confers the Star Award to an institution that has made “exceptional contributions” toward the goals of 60x30TX, a statewide initiative that aims to ensure 60 percent of adults between the ages of 25 and 34 achieve a postsecondary credential by 2030. In late 2016, Texas A&M-Commerce received news that it had been chosen as the winner of the Star Award from among 39 nominated schools. The award is a testament to the school’s commitment to containing costs in order to expand access to higher education.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Texas Deer Hunting Regulations - After Killing A Deer


Marketing representative Adam McCroskie loves to hunt, and does so regularly on his family's fifty-acre property in Greenville, Texas. Some of the animals Adam McCroskie has hunted in the past include bobcats, coyotes, and pigs, and deer.

Hunters in Texas must adhere to several regulations after killing a deer. First and foremost, the correct hunting license tag or permit needs to be filled out right away, before the deer is moved or field dressed. If a tag is used, hunters must also legibly complete the Hunting License Harvest Log.

After completing these steps, the deer can be moved, though it must travel with proof of sex and the hunting tag. The hunter may skin and quarter the deer before transport, however, unless they plan to consume the meat at camp, they may only process four quarters and two backstraps. Furthermore, all quarters and backstraps must be kept in edible condition, unless destroyed as part of the hunt, diseased, or decaying at the time of harvest.