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TWU Go Centers receive $50,000 grant from Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation

1/18/07


DENTON – 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 admissions process.

“The King 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.

For more information, visit www.kingfoundation.com.

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Amanda McKeen Simpson
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Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu
 

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