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TWU Go Centers
receive $50,000 grant from Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation
Texas Woman’s University has received a $50,000 grant
from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation in support
of the university’s Go Center program.
“We are grateful
for these funds that will help us in our efforts to encourage
greater participation in higher education by potential first
generation college students,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas,
TWU vice president for student life.
A Go Center is
a physical space located in a high school that offers students
admissions, financial aid and other information to promote
college attendance. Selected TWU students — known as
members of the G-Force — help staff the Go Centers and
serve as peer mentors, offering their perspective on the college
Foundation is pleased to support TWU’s efforts to promote
increased college enrollment,” said Michelle D. Monse,
president of the Carl. B. and Florence E. King Foundation.
“Higher education is essential to the economic future
of Texas, and we see our grant as an investment in that future.”
G-Force was started
at TWU in spring 2004 and the first TWU Go Center open in
spring 2005. The university opened five Go Centers during
the 2005-2006 school year and has received requests to open
20 centers in 2006-2007. Currently, the university operates
Go Centers at Amon-Carter Riverside High School, Bowie High
School in Arlington, Coppell High School, DeSoto High School,
Little Elm High School, Moisés E. Molina High School,
Nimitz High School in Irving and Valley View High School.
The TWU Go Center
program is part of the state’s Closing the Gaps campaign,
aimed at increasing higher education enrollment by 630,000
students by 2015. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/o-sl/Intercultural/GoCenter.html.
Carl B. and Florence
E. King started the Foundation that bears their names in 1966.
Beginning with gifts from Mr. and Mrs. King, as well as a
later bequest from their daughter, Dorothy, the Foundation
has now grown to more than $50 million in assets and distributes
approximately $2 million per year in direct grants and scholarships.
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