Fraser Announces Abilene Christian University to Receive Generous Grant
Abilene -- State Senator Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) joined with Abilene community
leaders on Thursday in announcing that Abilene Christian University (ACU) will
receive a three-year grant from the AT&T Foundation totaling $1,000,000.
University is a leader in higher education not only throughout this state but our
nation," Fraser said. "This generous grant will help enhance the
learning opportunities that ACU strives to offer all of its students."
ACU will use the money for
developing the technological infrastructure for the Bob and Shirley Hunter
Welcome Center. This includes the telecommunications system with multi-media
components as well as state-of-the-art electronic media presentation
capabilities, computer operations and connectivity to the main campus systems.
"We are extremely grateful
to Sen. Troy Fraser for his strong advocacy of this grant request. We are also
thankful to the AT&T Foundation for the generous gift," ACU President
Dr. Royce Money said. "This grant will provide the technological
infrastructure of our new Bob and Shirley Hunter Welcome Center."
"We're honored to help
further this university's mission of preparing young people to be the leaders
of tomorrow," said AT&T Texas President Jim Epperson. "And I can
think of no better examples of leaders than Dr. Bob Hunter and Senator Troy
ACU has a diverse and global
environment, which enriches student learning. The university offers generous
scholarships to incoming students with exceptional academic records and
demonstrated leadership skills, and ACU attracts some of the nation's brightest
students who want to study in a Christian environment.
About Abilene Christian
Abilene Christian University is a
national leader in higher education with over 4,800 students, from 50 states
and 60 countries. The mission of Abilene Christian University is to educate
students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.
About AT&T Foundation
The AT&T Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AT&T Inc., supports
programs that build communities and improve access to information technologies,
technology training and professional skills development. The Foundation will
provide more than $60 million in 2006 in charitable contributions, thereby,
placing it among the top five largest corporate foundations in the country.
Senator Fraser represents a 21-county region in the
geographic center of the state. He is the Chairman of the Senate Business and
Commerce Committee. He also sits on the following standing Senate Committees:
Finance, State Affairs, and International Relations and Trade.