NEW AGREEMENT LINKS EL PASO ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS TO TECH
April 6, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 5, 2005
CONTACT: Cory Chandler, email@example.com
LUBBOCK – For El Paso Community College, it is an opportunity to collaborate with
a top-notch architecture program. For Texas Tech University, it is an opportunity
to dip into the cultural reservoir provided by El Paso’s urban offerings and close
ties to Mexico.
Both institutions describe the articulation agreement recently inked between them
as a “win-win” situation.
“This agreement is a tremendous step forward,” said Bobby Ortega, Dean of Architecture,
Art, Math, Science and Exercise Sports for El Paso Community College. “We have been
discussing this idea for the past couple of years and now it has been formalized.
This will help both schools.”
The agreement provides for close peer coordination of curricula content and instruction
in the general architecture and pre-professional programs at Texas Tech and the architecture
program at El Paso Community College. It facilitates a seamless transfer for students
who are seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture at Texas Tech.
Andrew Vernooy, dean of Texas Tech’s College of Architecture, said Texas Tech’s program
will benefit because the transfer students have access to El Paso’s cultural and
urban offerings and will bring that knowledge with them to Lubbock.
“El Paso Community College is an exceptionally good college,” he said. “We are interested
in developing a strong connection between the two institutions.”
Students will be able to complete the majority of their first two years of study
and earn an associate’s degree in architecture at the community college before or
after transfer to Texas Tech.
CONTACT: Andrew Vernooy, dean of the College of Architecture, Texas Tech University,
(806) 742-3136, firstname.lastname@example.org.