At the Regional Sites
TTU at Fredericksburg Hosts Senate & Legislative Ladies Event
by Timothy Howard, Social Media Coordinator
Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg recently hosted a Senate & Legislative Ladies event, an opportunity to highlight some of the ways that the Texas Tech University System has benefited the State of Texas.
During each Texas Legislative session, the Senate and Legislative First Ladies visit higher education institutions around the state to learn more about the educational opportunities they provide the State of Texas and local communities. Chancellor Robert Duncan and First Lady Terri Duncan of the TTU System invited the ladies on an excursion to the Texas Tech University Higher Education Teaching Site at Fredericksburg. They were able to showcase academic programs at TTU that contribute to the economic development of the Hill Country region by advancing local businesses and the careers of the students.
Chancellor Duncan spoke to the ladies about scope of the System and its significant contribution to the State of Texas. He also gave an overview of the Texas Tech University System, which includes four component institutions—Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. Chancellor Duncan expressed his focus on providing each university with the resources needed to achieve its mission.
In addition to First Lady Terri Duncan, the hostesses included former Regent Debbie Montford, Bobette Lange, Patti May, Patty Schovanec, Dr. Janet Tornelli-Mitchell, René Brooks Cameron, Dr. Kelly Fox and the West Texas Delegation.
The programs highlighted included the College of Education's Hill Country TechTeach 2+1 Fast-track program, the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts and the School of Art Master of Art Education program offered in Fredericksburg, and the College of Agriculture Sciences & Natural Resources new Local Food and Wine degree that will be offered in Fredericksburg by the Department of Plant and Soil Science.
Dr. Kelly Fox, the Director of the Regional Site in Fredericksburg said, "Hosting the Senate and Legislative ladies and bringing attention to the great programs Texas Tech is providing locally was an honor. I think we enlightened, excited and energized the ladies to support and advocate for Texas Tech, and they will definitely return to Fredericksburg!"
Dr. Fox also wanted to give a special thank you to René Brooks Cameron.
"René Brooks Cameron was one of the hostesses of the legislative ladies excursion. René is a graduate of Texas Tech University and co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cameron-Brooks, Inc., a company that recruits and places junior military officers into large and medium sized corporations. She has been on the Hill Country University Center (HCUC) Foundation Board since its inception and was very involved in raising money to build this HCUC. Visitors to the HCUC will see that the foyer of the Center was named in honor of René and Roger Cameron. René is an outstanding ambassador for the TTUS and for the community of Fredericksburg."
See more photos from the Senate and Legislative Ladies Event.
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