Proceeds from the Forging Futures Classic golf tournament go to support the Forging Futures Coalition, a team of higher education organizations in the Hill Country dedicated to providing opportunities to area students for high-value, high-quality college degrees and certificates. With the funds from the golf tournament, the Coalition can provide scholarships to area students, and expand and add new curriculum, programming and facilities to benefit both students and the community at large.
Members of the Forging Futures Coalition include:
The Hill Country University Center (HCUC)
The Hill Country University Center (HCUC) serves as a hub for higher education in the Texas Hill Country, serving Fredericksburg and over 200,000 residents from surrounding counties.
The Center has partnered with Texas Tech University, Central Texas College and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to provide master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, as well as specialized certificates, in a wide range of disciplines designed to prepare our students to meet tomorrow’s business needs and challenges. The facility, located on a 68-acre site on the east side of Fredericksburg, offers classes for students of all ages and interests through our partners.
Community Events and Conferences. HCUC offers meeting and function space for community events, club meetings, private social functions, and corporate conferences and workshops. Its 4,000-square-foot H-E-B Community Events Center includes a catering kitchen, accommodations for up to 200 guests, ample parking and state-of-the-art audio/visual system.
Texas Tech University
The Texas Tech University Regional Teaching Site at Fredericksburg offers online and regional site degrees, certificates, and certification programs, making a Texas Tech education available and convenient to residents of the Texas Hill Country.
Located in the Hill Country University Center (HCUC), Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg partners with Central Texas College (CTC) to offer unique 2+2 programs, where students take their first two years of coursework with CTC, and then transfer to Texas Tech to complete their junior and senior coursework to earn a bachelor’s degree.
In Fredericksburg, students can choose from several academic degree programs, including an interdisciplinary degree that allows students flexibility to design a program of study that is right for attaining their professional career goals.
If students are interested in pursuing a career in the wine industry, the Texas Tech University Department of Plant and Soil Sciences offers a degree focused on the science and technology of grape and wine production, as well as a new degree focusing on local food and wine systems.
Hill Country-TechTeach Across Texas is a fast-track, one-year teacher education program that combines student teaching experience at Fredericksburg Elementary School with education courses offered at the HCUC and online.
See hillcountry.ttu.edu/ for more information about Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg or connect via Facebook.
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Central Texas College
CTC is a two-year, open admissions institution that provides educational opportunities focused on making its students employable. The College offers a wide range of associate’s degrees and certificates through both online and face-to-face day and evening classes at HCUC. In addition, it offers dual credit courses through its partnership with Fredericksburg High School.
The mission of CTC is to provide a high value post-secondary education, with one of the most affordable tuition rates in Texas. To learn more about CTC in Fredericksburg, go to www.ctcd.edu/locations.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
OLLI is designed for adults age 50+ who are still working, semi-retired or fully retired. Administered by Texas Tech University, the program offers non-credit courses taught by current and retired faculty and local professionals during convenient afternoon or evening hours. With no tests, no grades and no papers, OLLI classes are focused on exploring exciting topics and pursuing new interests.
See www.depts.ttu.edu/olli/downloads.pdf for the latest catalog of OLLI classes in the Hill Country.
Started in 1927 by the first graduating class, the Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) has grown to a membership of more than 30,500 alumni, current students, and friends of Texas Tech.
The TTAA provides academic support to Texas Tech University through scholarships, professorships, and faculty and staff awards. The organization also sponsors on-campus activities,homecoming events, and pregame parties at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion.
A national and international alumni chapter network helps members stay in touch with the university. The association also publishes the bimonthly Texas Techsan magazine, hosts ceremonies for The Official Texas Tech Class Ring, and provides lapel pins to all graduates at commencement.
In addition to its on-campus activities, TTAA holds events and conferences around the world through its local chapters. The Hill Country chapter of TTAA boasts over 1,900 loud and proud alumni in the area!