Dr. Emily Cutrer

Dr. Emily Cutrer

In January 2013, Dr. Emily Cutrer was appointed President of Texas A&M University-Texarkana. A historian at heart, Emily and her husband, Tom, also a cultural historian and Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, immediately became immersed in the Texarkana community. Even with a schedule that would be daunting to most, Emily enjoys helping students realize their full potential and serves on the boards of a myriad of community organizations.

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Terri Lynn

Terri Lynn

A district manager for Cherry Hill Programs, Terri Lynn oversees hiring and training for malls in Louisiana and Mississippi working in seasonal photography promotions. She is also a food broker for Prep Cakes, a business that specializes in sugar-free meal replacement sweet treats. She was previously the studio coordinator for Barbell Butterfly in Shreveport, where she also served as a weight training instructor for clients there and in Texarkana. She was recently hired by The Sportsplex to teach group fitness classes and is pursuing a Personal Training certification so she can work as a trainer there.

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Bernice Riles

Bernice Riles

Joyfully retired, Bernice Riles is married to her husband, Samuel. She has two sons, Rodney Lavelle Adkins and Vincent DeWayne Taylor, and one daughter, Barbara Jean Adkins-Sears. Her favorite Bible verse that she strives to live by every day is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

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Penny Allred

Penny Allred

Happily married for 42 years, Penny Allred and her husband, Bud, are blessed with a son, Jeff Allred, and two daughters, Brandi Quinn and Amber Fry. She admits that all three of their children possess “amazing hearts, unique gifts, and an ever increasing love for the Lord that has made them each strong in their own faith.” The Allreds also have four grandchildren, Garret, Gavin, Addison, and Mason, who are the loves of their lives!

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