Last year, the Forging Futures Classic Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $154,000 for scholarships and academic program development.

This year’s event has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 27 through Monday, September 28, 2020.

The Forging Futures Classic Charity Golf Tournament supports 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

Hill Country University Center

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 and Central Texas College to provide master’s, bachelor’s and associates 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 Regional Teaching Site in Fredericksburg is located at the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg, Texas and is one of seven regional sites in the State of Texas. Texas Tech in Fredericksburg provides an opportunity for students to overcome the three biggest barriers to the pursuit of higher education: availability, proximity to home, and cost.

Students can pursue post-secondary degrees while realizing considerable savings by living and working locally. Students can complete bachelor’s degrees in a variety of disciplines for about 1/3 of the cost of going away to college. The degrees earned from the Texas Tech Regional Site in Fredericksburg are the same as those earned on the main campus in Lubbock. The Texas Tech University Regional Teaching Sites at Fredericksburg makes a Carnegie Tier-One education in Central Texas a reality.

Academic Programs Offered at the Texas Tech Regional Teaching Site in Fredericksburg:

Texas Tech at Fredericksburg offers bachelor’s, master’s and graduate certification programs. Interdisciplinary bachelor’s degrees allow students the flexibility of choosing their own distinct academic program by combining three areas of study that best fit their career goals. Students work one-on-one with an admissions counselor and academic advisor to plan a well-designed degree that helps them prepare to pursue a particular intellectual interest, a professional ambition, or graduate study. With 20 areas of study, students can design a degree that meets their career goals. For information on the degrees offered at Texas Tech in Fredericksburg, contact Lance Pickle at 806.834.2580 or

The Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech in Fredericksburg offers academic and certificate programs that equip students to pursue a career in the Texas wine industry. Now, more than ever, people have an increased interest in how and where their food is produced. In Fredericksburg, students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science Local Food & Wine Production, with additional options to study Viticulture & Enology, Horticulture & Turfgrass Science. Students with a deeper interest in research and the scientific aspects of viticulture and enology can pursue a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree in Plant and Soil Science. Professional certificate programs award continuing education units and are designed for non-traditional students seeking to develop additional job skills, advance their careers in the wine industry, or make a career change. For more information, visit

The Texas Tech Regional Teaching Site at Fredericksburg also offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees in education. The TechTeach Across Texas program in Fredericksburg is an elementary teacher education program for students wishing to teach EC – 6th grade in the Fredericksburg Independent School District. TechTeach is a clinically intensive program for students who complete an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) from a local community college. Students can attend Central Texas College (CTC) in Fredericksburg, earn an AAT degree and then transfer to Texas Tech to complete a bachelor’s degree and earn teacher certification in one calendar year. Texas Tech’s Partnership with Fredericksburg ISD allows Teacher Candidates to complete student teaching locally while taking upper-division coursework online. Teacher Candidates receive classroom coaching from skilled Mentor Teachers while being supervised by a Site Coordinator.

The Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership offers master’s and doctoral programs that prepare future college administrators, primary and secondary school and district leaders, as well as practical and academic educational psychologists. For more information on programs offer by the College of Education, contact Michele Hicks at 806-834-4057 or

For more information about the Texas Tech University Regional Teaching Site at Fredericksburg, please visit our website: To schedule a visit to the Hill Country University Center or to speak to an admissions counselor call 830.990.2717 or email us at

From Here, It’s Possible.

Texas Tech Alumni Association

Started in 1927 by the first graduating class, the Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) has grown to a membership of more than 32,000 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!