Hamilton discussed how Texas A&M is taking active steps to help educate more Hispanics in Texas and help them earn a degree from Texas A&M through its new McAllen campus. (Mark Guerrero/Texas A&M Marketing & Communications)
Texas A&M recently completed a $40 million higher education center in McAllen “and it is a magnificent complex and designed to give bright students every opportunity to be successful. It has classrooms, great laboratories and an excellent student services program.
“We want to meet the educational needs of the Rio Grande Valley and know that students will value their degree from Texas A&M, which is the largest research university in the Southwest. We want to emphasize that the Texas A&M System is dedicated to the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas and we look forward to continuing to grow in the region.”
Hamilton added the new RELLIS campus is being created as a new type of an educational experience and once completed, will be a unique facility unlike any other in the state.
“We are offering an affordable 4-year degree at the RELLIS campus and just now have broken ground on a $42 million Academic Complex that will be capable of accommodating 2,500 students,” Hamilton said of the new facility set for a June 2019 completion.
“Our partnership with Blinn College will be a new venture in higher education.”
He noted the RELLIS campus will eventually offer degrees in business administration, criminal justice, public administration, health sciences, nursing and numerous others in affiliation with other universities in The Texas A&M System. In addition to the new Texas A&M System complex, an 83,000-square foot Blinn educational center is scheduled to open in August on the RELLIS campus, located at Texas Highway 21 and Texas Highway 47.
For more about the complex, go to https://rellis.tamus.edu/
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