News Advisory from the office of State Senator Judith Zaffirini

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2007
Contact: Nick Almanza
512/463-0121

Senator Judith Zaffirini to Dedicate New Academic Building at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio-Laredo Campus Extension

WHAT:

Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, will join The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) officials, students, faculty and staff for the dedication of the 20,600 square-foot Academic Building, which is the newest addition to UTHSCSA's Laredo Campus Extension (LCE). In 1999 Zaffirini authored and passed Senate Bill 1288, which authorized UTHSCSA to establish and operate the LCE.

Construction of the LCE's second building was made possible by Senator Zaffirini's leadership in securing $12.7 million in state resources. What's more, during the 2007 legislative session she secured $3 million for LCE faculty, staff, educational programs, joint degrees, facilities and student support services, which are needed for the Dental Regional Campus that serves the Mid Rio Grande Border Area. Senator Zaffirini has provided a total of $33 million in state funding for the LCE.

The new Academic Building will provide additional classrooms, labs and faculty offices to support the LCE's expanding health education services.

WHEN:Wednesday, October 10, 2007
10 a.m.
WHERE: The Academic Building at the LCE, 1937 Bustamante St.
Laredo, Texas

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