Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg Receives USDA Grant
October 3, 2008
The grant will fund distance learning equipment for Texas Tech University and academic
Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg
The mission of the teaching sites at Fredericksburg is to increase access to higher
education programs in the Hill Country region.
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 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.