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TWU hosts Grand Opening Celebration of new Institute of Health
Sciences-Houston Center on Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
University will host a Grand Opening Celebration for the new
TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center on Thursday,
Nov. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Scheduled speakers include: Myra Crownover,
State Representative, R-Lake Dallas; State Representative
Lois W. Kolkhorst, R-Brenham; Robert Shepard, Chair of the
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Dr. Richard Wainerdi,
President, CEO and COO of the Texas Medical Center; Chair
and Presiding Officer of the TWU Board of Regents Dr. Therese
Bartholomew Bevers, M.D.; and Dr. Ann Stuart, TWU Chancellor
The Grand Opening Celebration will recognize the innovative
public/private partnerships that the university has made with
the Houston philanthropic community, allowing TWU to raise
nearly $40 million in construction and programming costs for
the new building without the use of state funding. Major donors
to the Houston Center campaign include: The Methodist Hospital
System, the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, Houston
Endowment Inc., The Cullen Trust for Health Care, The Cullen
Trust for Higher Education, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System,
The Fondren Foundation, the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, Inc.,
The Brown Foundation, Inc. and The Cullen Foundation.
Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center located at
6700 Fannin St. in the Texas Medical Center. Parking is available
at The Methodist Hospital/TWU Parking Garage next to the building.
Continuing a 45-year
history in the Texas Medical Center, TWU welcomed students
to the new TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center
in August. The new 10-story, 202,000-square-foot “campus
in one building” was designed by Kirksey Architects
and built by Vaughn Construction, both of Houston.
With the largest
College of Nursing in Texas and its nationally ranked programs
in occupational and physical therapy, TWU has a national reputation
for excellence in healthcare education. TWU graduates more
healthcare professionals than any other higher education institution
From fall 1999
to fall 2004, TWU-Houston’s enrollment increased more
than 50 percent, straining the existing facilities. This new
facility allows TWU to dramatically increase enrollment and
continue to provide Texas with highly qualified nurses and
healthcare professionals for years to come.
than 1,300 students majoring in nursing, physical therapy,
library science, business administration, healthcare administration,
occupational therapy and nutrition are enrolled at the TWU
Houston Center. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/houston.
Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456