WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  welcome the members of the Tarleton State University delegation
  visiting the Capitol on March 21, 2017, to commemorate the
  centennial of the university's union with what has become The
  Texas A&M University System and to celebrate Tarleton State
  University Day at the State Capitol; and
         WHEREAS, Tarleton State University was established in 1899
  as John Tarleton College, a four-year liberal arts college in
  Stephenville; the school evolved to become John Tarleton
  Agricultural College and joined with Texas Agricultural and
  Mechanical College to form an educational system in 1917; the
  college gained university status in 1973; and
         WHEREAS, Much of Tarleton State University's history and
  many of its traditions have been shaped by its association
  with Texas A&M University, especially in the agricultural,
  mechanical, and military sciences; with campuses in Stephenville,
  Fort Worth, Waco, and Midlothian, Tarleton State University
  serves more than 13,000 students in 7 colleges and 250 academic
  programs; and
         WHEREAS, The school is known for its service to
  first-generation students and its focus on warmth and personal
  attention as well as affordability and efficiency; it also
  maintains one of the fastest growth rates among universities in
  Texas; and
         WHEREAS, A forward-looking institution with a long history
  and rich traditions, Tarleton State University continues to
  provide its students with an outstanding education and a solid
  foundation for achievement; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, hereby congratulate Tarleton State University on
  its centennial celebration as a member of The Texas A&M
  University System and recognize March 21, 2017, as Tarleton State
  University Day at the State Capitol; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the university in honor of this special day.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on March 21, 2017.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate