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Greater Dallas Chamber recognizes TWU’s participation in Closing the Gaps Campaign


DENTON – The Greater Dallas Chamber recently recognized Texas Woman’s University’s contribution to the statewide Closing the Gaps campaign.

TWU was honored for its high school Go Centers, which offer information and financial aid and application assistance for students to encourage greater participation in higher education. In addition, current TWU students serve as mentors to potential college applicants.

“Through our partnership with TWU and the College for Texans Campaign, we have provided many area students with the information they need to pursue college careers,” said Becky Lewellen, manager of education for the Greater Dallas Chamber. “The Chamber advocates the importance of a strong education system and is committed to providing students with the access they need to pursue higher education goals.”

“TWU is strongly committed to our partnerships with area high schools, businesses and the Chamber of Commerce,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas, TWU vice president for student life. “These partnerships have the potential to increase the college-going rates necessary to meet the Closing the Gaps goals.”

During the 2004-2005 academic year, TWU operated four Go Centers at Moisés E. Molina High School in Dallas, and Denton, Little Elm and Valley View high schools. For the 2005-2006 school year, TWU plans to add Go Centers to Coppell High School and Carter-Riverside High School in Fort Worth.

The Closing the Gaps campaign is a Texas initiative aimed at increasing higher education enrollment by 500,000 students by 2015. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Business and Education Coalition, the Greater Dallas Chamber and school districts and higher education institutions are working together to increase the percentage of high school graduates attending college in Texas.

For more information on Closing the Gaps and the College for Texans campaign, visit www.collegefortexans.com.


For Further Information Contact:

Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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