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Cullen Trust for
Higher Education contributes $500,000 toward construction
of TWU’s new Houston campus in the Texas Medical Center
The Cullen Trust for Higher Education has awarded $500,000
to Texas Woman’s University to help cover construction
costs for the new TWU Institute of Health Sciences –
Houston Center opening in August 2006.
This is the third
gift to TWU for this project by The Cullen Foundation and
its trusts. Previously, The Cullen Trust for Health Care gave
$500,000 for nursing technology and The Cullen Foundation
contributed $200,000 toward construction costs of the new
TWU Institute of Health Sciences — Houston Center.
are a valuable investment in our students and their future
as healthcare providers in Texas,” said TWU Chancellor
and President Dr. Ann Stuart. “We are honored by the
tremendous support we have received from the Cullen family.”
Corbin J. Robertson, Jr., Chair of The Cullen Trust for Higher
Education said, “I am happy to support this great institution
that trains so many healthcare professionals. Texas Woman’s
University is one of the outstanding Texas Medical Center
institutions making a difference in the lives of so many patients.”
TWU has raised
more than $39 million toward a $45 million goal for construction
and programming costs for the new Houston campus, which is
being built without the use of state dollars. The project
is being funded through innovative public-private partnerships
within the Houston community and beyond. Other major donors
include The Methodist Hospital, The Stark Foundation, The
Houston Endowment, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, The
Brown Foundation and The Fondren Foundation.
Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center is a 10-story,
202,000-square-foot “campus in one building” located
at the southern gateway of the Texas Medical Center at the
junction of South Main, Holcombe and Fannin streets. This
state-of-the art facility has been designed to accommodate
future enrollment growth of TWU’s Houston campus and
will offer the latest technology available in healthcare education.
its current Houston campus in 1960 by expanding its nursing
program from Denton/Dallas to the Texas Medical Center. Today,
more than 1,200 students majoring in nursing, physical therapy,
library science, business administration, healthcare administration,
occupational therapy and nutrition are enrolled at TWU’s
Institute for Health Sciences —Houston Center.
For more complete
donor information, giving opportunities and up-to-date construction
photos, visit www.twu.edu/houston/.
Hugh Roy Cullen and his wife Lillian created The Cullen Foundation
in 1947. The Cullen Trust for Higher Education is one of three
charitable trusts established by The Cullen Foundation in
the 1970s to benefit education, the arts and health care in
Texas, particularly in the greater Houston area.
Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
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