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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Local Agencies Join with Partnership TAMIU: An Alliance for Good

Courtesy Mika S. Akikuni,

(Laredo, Texas)-Six local agencies have entered into powerful agreements with Texas A&M International University’s Partnership TAMIU: An Alliance for Good.

Organized by TAMIU’s Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement, these agreements establish service opportunities that assist the agencies and enhance TAMIU student learning and development.

The agreements were signed by agencies and their representatives in a ceremony held Friday, Oct. 27 at the TAMIU Student Center.

Mayra Hernández, director, TAMIU Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement, said the agreements make it possible for students to work with Partnership agencies and help direct positive social change.

“It helps prepare students to be effective leaders, responsible constituents and to serve their community. Students are able to connect their academic goals to their professional ones through practical skills gained during service opportunities at the partner agencies,” she said.

The agencies that have joined Partnership TAMIU are: The Laredo Chamber of Commerce, Laredo Area Community Foundation, United Way, Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center, Holding Institute and South Texas Food Bank.

The Alliance was first launched in 2013.

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