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Junick Foundation Donates $50,000 To TWU Houston Campus Building Campaign

11/5/04


HOUSTON — In recognition of a $50,000 building campaign gift from the Junick Foundation to Texas Woman’s University, the wellness center at TWU’s new Houston campus will be named the June C. and Richard A. Anderson Fitness Center. The Andersons, who were life-long advocates of physical fitness and preventive health care, established the foundation.

“My parents were always interested in preventing illness and staying healthy,” said Chris Anderson, the couple’s daughter and foundation trustee. “TWU trains health professionals to be prevention oriented and to emphasize health promotion. My family is delighted to contribute to TWU’s building campaign, as we need nurses, nutritionists, health care administration professionals and occupational and physical therapists for our aging population.”

TWU will break ground in February 2005 on its new urban campus at the Texas Medical Center.

“We want the students, faculty and staff at the Houston campus to have a place to keep themselves healthy,” said TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart. “The Junick Foundation’s gift means they will have an outstanding facility in which to do so.”

Recognizing changing needs in health care education, TWU’s new 10-story, 202,000 square-foot campus is designed to accommodate both current and future teaching methods and practices. The campus will have four, 40-seat classrooms; two, 40-seat distance education classrooms; five, 60-seat classrooms; four, 120-seat lecture halls; one, 250-seat lecture hall; seven, 4-person study rooms; four nursing labs, an anatomy lab, a 120-seat computer lab and a media center. Amenities include an outdoor plaza, four feet above street level; a one-stop student center and five student lounges.

The new campus will allow TWU to more than double its Houston enrollment to 3,000 students.

TWU established its Houston campus in 1960 by expanding its nursing program to the Texas Medical Center. Today, the campus serves almost 1,300 students majoring in nursing, physical therapy, library science, health care administration, occupational therapy and nutrition.

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