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TWU to launch Mobile Go Center
DENTON — Texas Woman’s University will launch its Mobile Go Center, a 34-foot trailer funded by the College for All Texans Foundation, in a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at Guyer High School, 7501 Teasley Lane in Denton.
State Rep. Myra Crownover, Denton Mayor Dr. Perry McNeill and representatives from TWU, area school districts, AT&T and College for All Texans will be on hand to celebrate Denton’s first Mobile Go Center.
Mobile Go Centers are innovative education resource centers designed to bring college-related information — including how to apply and pay for college — to students and their families. The centers are part of the College for Texans Campaign to close the gaps in college participation and success, critical parts of the state’s higher education plan.
“TWU is pleased to have been selected to host a Mobile Go Center as part of the state’s Closing the Gaps plan,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas, TWU vice president for student life. “This Mobile Go Center will enable us to bring information about higher education to a greater number of students in Denton and Dallas counties.”
TWU’s Mobile Go Center is equipped with Internet-accessible laptop computers and high-speed Internet connections. Technology for the vehicle was funded by an $800,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation.
TWU will use its Mobile Go Center to visit middle and high schools to encourage students to attend college. In addition to the mobile center, TWU operates 12 Go Centers — physical spaces inside high schools — in four North Texas counties staffed by G-Force members. G-Force members are university students who serve as mentors and provide students with admission and financial aid application assistance and other information.
The objective of the College for Texans Campaign is to enroll an additional 430,000 academically prepared people in Texas colleges and universities — more than twice the number that had been projected for 2015. Adding at least 630,000 more students — a 60 percent increase over enrollment in 2000 — and raising the annual number of graduates to more than 210,000 are essential in order for Texas to keep pace economically with the rest of the nation and the world.
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