Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg Gets USDA Grant for Distance Learning Equipment at Hill Country University Center

Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg recently received a $281,500 grant.

Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg recently received a $281,500 grant from the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program. The money will go to pay for interactive video conferencing rooms at the new Hill Country University Center, said James Morris, director for the Fredericksburg site. The university center, a 25,000-square-foot classroom facility for higher education that's slated to open in 2010, will house programs from Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg and four partner schools including Austin Community College, Angelo State University, Concordia University and Schreiner University. "This equipment will be installed in the University Center and used by Texas Tech University and our academic partners to deliver collaborative degree programs to students throughout the region," Morris said. CONTACT: James Morris, director, Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg, (830) 990-2717, or james.morris@ttu.edu