John Mark Dempsey

The Texas A&M University-Commerce 2019-2024 Strategic Plan lists, "Create an inclusive community characterized by respect and collaboration," as a strategic priority and goal. An ongoing Civility Initiative, headed by counseling professor Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, seeks to instill and confirm ideas about how university personnel might positively interact with one another and with students, families, and community members.

A&M-Commerce president Dr. Mark Rudin discusses this institutional priority on The President's Perspective.

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Texas Association of Broadcasters 2018 Play by Play Submission: John Mark Dempsey (play by play) and Kevin Jefferies (color commentary) call for the Commerce Tigers on their early road game facing the Kemp Yellowjackets. Commerce had not yet put up an offensive score as they faced Kemp, who had bounced the Tigers out of the playoffs the year prior, for the 3rd game of the 2018 football season.

This clip follows Commerce as they take a lead over Kemp in a high-scoring first half.

Each year, the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters host an assemblage of television and radio journalists, producers, and storytellers in Austin, Texas for an evening of showcasing some of the previous year's best news and sports content from around the state.

The Ohio State University's Frederick Luis Aldama, left, and KETR's Mark Haslett, right, during Aldama's visit to Commerce in 2016. KETR's Matt Meinke is in the background.
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KETR news director Mark Haslett, Blacklands Cafe host John Mark Dempsey, reporter George Hale, operations manager Kevin Jefferies and producer B.J. Laudermilk are among the winners in the 2017 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awards. KETR competes in Texas AP Broadcasters Radio Division II, which includes all stations outside of the four major metropolitan markets (Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio).

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Long-time voices for the Commerce Tigers, John Mark Dempsey and Kevin Jefferies followed the Tigers through a down season, but one highlight was Homecoming, where the Tigers battled the Edgewood Bulldogs in an exciting game that really heated up in the 3rd quarter. The Tigers would eventually take the lead and the win with less than a minute left in the game. This clip highlights the Tigers in the 3rd quarter as they began to turn up the heat.

The Broadcast Education Association has named KETR's Blacklands Café among the top faculty-produced long-from radio programs in this year's Festival of Media Arts competition.

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  Sports Play-by-Play (3 entries per station): _ PBP originated by a local station. Time limit is 15 minutes. The entry must come from a single event and must be unedited, except for commercial removal.

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Blake Cooper of the Commerce school district talks with John Mark Dempsey about standardized testing and vocational education.

Dr. John Hanners Dubbed Professor Emeritus

Sep 24, 2012
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COMMERCE - Administrators, faculty and students of Dr. John Hanners on Monday celebrated with the former Texas A&M University-Commerce professor and department head during a reception recognizing him as professor emeritus.