Denton, Texas, September 3, 2023 — On the horizon of transformative developments in health care and education, Texas Woman’s University (TWU) is set to launch its ambitious Dream Big Campaign and break ground on a $107 million health sciences center. The dual event is scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2023, on the university’s Denton campus.
Dream Big Campaign: A Milestone Event
Starting at 9 a.m., the Student Union at Hubbard Hall’s front lawn will be the site for the public unveiling of the Dream Big Campaign. The program will run until 9:30 a.m. and is expected to include speeches from TWU dignitaries, a performance by the TWU dance team, and a surprise reveal. A breakfast will follow the program from 9:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
The Dream Big Campaign is TWU’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising initiative, aimed at amassing $125 million to support the university’s continual growth and leadership development across various disciplines. The campaign coincides with the university’s 125th anniversary, which will be celebrated in 2026. Specific details on the amount raised to date and the campaign’s major contributors will be disclosed during the launch.
Pioneering Health Care: The Groundbreaking Ceremony
At 10:30 a.m., the focus will shift to a seven-acre site adjacent to Parliament Village, where the groundbreaking for the health sciences center will take place until 11 a.m. The 136,000-square-foot facility is designed to be a hub for community and rural health initiatives. It aims to significantly expand health care education, research, and service in Texas.
The new center will foster intercollegiate collaboration, particularly with a goal to graduate 30% more nursing and health care professionals. This aligns with the state’s initiative to produce a higher number of qualified health professionals. The facility will feature state-of-the-art labs, classrooms, collaborative workspaces, outdoor clinic sites, and a teaching kitchen. Additionally, the center will house community health care clinics and training spaces for students in fields such as nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
Among those expected to attend are Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D., Chancellor and President of TWU; Stacie McDavid, TWU System Board of Regents Chair; John Harper, TWU Foundation Board Chair; and representatives from the local government, including The Honorable Lynn Stucky, Texas State Representative for District 64, and The Honorable Gerard Hudspeth, Mayor of the City of Denton.
For More Information
The event will be held at 304 Administration Drive, Denton, Texas 76204. Detailed parking information can be found here.
Social media users are encouraged to use the hashtags #DreamBigTWU and #TWU125 to join the conversation and follow updates on the event.
For additional information, visit TWU’s official website or contact the University Advancement and Alumni Engagement Office.
By participating in this landmark event, attendees will be making history alongside Texas Woman’s University as it paves the way for future generations in health care and education.