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Traci Pitman

Traci is Texarkana College's Design & Creative Services Coordinator.

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Save Time and Money! Take Classes at TC this Summer

Posted by Traci Pitman on 3/3/16 4:00 PM

Are you a college or university student who's coming home to Texarkana this summer? Use your summer wisely! While you're home, you can take transferable community college courses to get ahead and save money—this is called enrolling as a transient student. Here are a few reasons picking up classes at TC is a smart choice:


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Topics: community college, summer, college, transient, 2016

Get the Most out of Your Campus Tour

Posted by Traci Pitman on 2/8/16 5:00 PM

Touring college campuses is a huge part of the college selection process. Before you book your college tour, check out these 6 tips for making the most of your time on campus.

1. Come with questions.

You know better than anyone else what your goals are, or what you want to get out of the college experience. Before your tour, make a list of questions that will help you decide whether the college is right for you. There’s no better time to ask than while you’re strolling around campus with a tour guide who’s knowledgeable about the institution.

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Topics: tips, college, choosing a college, campus tours

5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect College for You

Posted by Traci Pitman on 1/4/16 11:13 AM

Picking the right college can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! You can narrow down your list by identifying your top priorities. Read on to learn how.

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Topics: community college, tips, college, choosing a college

5 Reasons You Should Take Summer Classes

Posted by Traci Pitman on 1/4/16 10:22 AM

Summer is on the horizon. If you’re a student who’s driven, focused, and wants to graduate from college and start your career faster, summer classes might be perfect for you. Not convinced? There are tons of reasons to enroll in summer classes, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top five. 

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Topics: tips, summer, college

Don't Make These 5 Mistakes on Your Financial Aid

Posted by Traci Pitman on 11/17/15 9:03 PM

Your federal financial aid can help you go to college, but it can also be frustrating to navigate. These are the top five mistakes students often make on their financial aid — and how to avoid making them yourself.

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Topics: tips, financial aid, college

Is Community College Right for You?

Posted by Traci Pitman on 11/17/15 8:47 PM

These days you’ve got plenty of choices when it comes to furthering your education. Now that you’ve earned your high school diploma, you can choose from four-year colleges and universities, two-year community colleges, technical schools, and for-profit online schools. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available.

For many people, though, community college is a smart choice for beginning your higher education journey. Not sure community college is right for you? Check out the ways a community college education could benefit you personally and professionally.

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Topics: community college, college

4 Reasons to Register Early for College Classes

Posted by Traci Pitman on 11/17/15 8:27 PM


Time to plan ahead! Registering early for college classes helps you beat the crowds and take care of business before the busy holiday season hits.Check out these four great reasons you should register early for college classes.

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Topics: registration, college

4 Traits of Successful Firefighters

Posted by Traci Pitman on 11/4/15 3:24 PM

If you're interested in a firefighting career, it's probably not because you think it's easy. Firefighters have to commit to lifelong learning and training, stay fit, and dedicate themselves completely to the communities they serve. Think you have what it takes? Check out four traits shared by the must successful firefighters.

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Topics: fire academy

Things Firefighters Do When They Aren't Battling Flames

Posted by Traci Pitman on 11/4/15 1:39 PM

When you hear the word “firefighter,” you might picture a person in uniform wielding a giant hose and battling a raging fire. But the term firefighter is a tad misleading, because these everyday heroes play a much bigger role in keeping us safe than we ever realize. 

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Making the Smart Choice

College isn't one-size-fits-all.

Wherever you're coming from, wherever you're headed, there's a higher education program for you. 

At the TC Smart Choice Blog, you can learn more about:

  • How to choose the best college to fit your needs
  • How to pinpoint the perfect degree or certificate program
  • How to succeed in college courses
  • How to reach your goals
  • And more!

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