Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg Receives USDA Grant

The grant will fund distance learning equipment for Texas Tech University and academic partners.

The mission of the teaching sites at Fredericksburg is to increase access to higher education programs in the Hill Country region.

The mission of the teaching sites at Fredericksburg is to increase access to higher education programs in the Hill Country region.

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 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.