Alyssa is one of the Associate Editors at The Prairie. She oversees the print edition and layout of the paper, and she shares social media responsibilities with the Web Assistant Editor and Editor in Chief. She is a senior Mass Communication major and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. ​Alyssa is also a member of WT's chapter of Mortar Board and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Upon graduation in May, she plans to begin graduate studies in Communication.

Author Archives: Alyssa Bonner

More than a tiara, and more than a dress

Wearing beautiful dresses, wearing a sparkling tiara and being one of “those girls” is something that many young girls dream about and wish for. For some, this is merely a dream, something she can only wish for. For others, this becomes a reality. Some girls grow up to be queens, but not of a country…

Read More

Online graduate programs at WTAMU

West Texas A&M University offers 46 masters degree programs, eight of which are fully online. The online programs available are in the fields of Business, Nursing and Education, respectively. Students at WTAMU may go through online programs to obtain a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree…

Read More

Freshman Readership students return

  Eleven freshman students and one senior peer leader embarked on a journey to Uganda over spring break. The freshman students were given the opportunity to travel abroad upon being the finalists in WT’s Readership essay contest. While in Uganda, the students and two faculty members who traveled with the students worked with Wine to…

Read More

WT home to military nursing professor

West Texas A&M University is home to more than 200 student veterans. These students can receive benefits through Veterans Services and can network with other veteran students in the WTAMU Veterans Network, a student organization. In addition to the many veteran students, WT is home to a military professor, Nancy Turrubiates. Turrubiates is an instructor…

Read More

Educator’s Expo to be held on March 26

The Educator’s Expo hosted by Career Services will take place on March 26 in Legacy Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. The Expo is a job and career fair held each spring semester and is targeted toward students interested in a career in teaching. “The Educator’s Expo brings a large number of representatives from a…

Read More

PPHM hosts monthly Toddler Tuesdays

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum started a program called Toddler Tuesdays, an educational program that targets children ages two to five. Toddler Tuesdays are held on the second Tuesday of each month and begin at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Tuesdays, which began this January, are a time where younger children get to explore part of the museum,…

Read More

Nursing Department promotes health

Senior Nursing students are teaming up with United supermarkets in Amarillo to perform free health screenings. Adults can receive a health screening on Tuesdays at Amigos on I-40 and Grand and Wednesdays at United on 45th and Bell from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until March 5. The health screenings include a number of things…

Read More

WTAMU proposes tuition and fee increase

West Texas A&M University is proposing tuition and fee increases that could go into effect next fall with approval from the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The public hearings for the tuition and fee increases were held on Feb. 18 at the Jack B. Kelley student center on the WT campus and Feb…

Read More

WT Bateman team promotes Popmoney

The WTAMU Bateman team, a Public Relations campaign team, is promoting the product Popmoney in the West Texas Panhandle throughout the month of February. The Bateman team is part of the WT chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Each year, PRSSA partners with a different organization, and this year they are…

Read More

Career Services hosts Summer Camp Fair

Career Services hosted their Summer Camp Fair on Monday, Feb. 10. Many camps from around Texas and surrounding states came in to visit with students who are interested in working at a summer camp. “The Summer Camp Fair is an exceptional opportunity for students,” Jana Nixon, Student Employment Services Coordinator, said. “The fair enables students…

Read More