Seven Agencies Join Partnership TAMIU: An Alliance for Good
Seven local agencies entered into powerful agreements aimed at furthering their missions by linking with Texas A&M International University’s Partnership TAMIU: An Alliance for Good in ceremonies Friday, Oct. 25 in the TAMIU Student Center rotunda.
The organizations’ representatives signed an agreement establishing service opportunities that assist the agencies while enhancing TAMIU student learning and development.
The agencies that joined Partnership TAMIU Friday include Bethany House of Laredo, Children’s Advocacy Center, Laredo Area Community Foundation, Laredo Crime Stoppers, MileOne, Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center and the United Way of Laredo.
Mayra Hernández, director, TAMIU Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement, said the agreements are mutually beneficial and make it possible for students to work with Partnership agencies and help direct positive social change.
“Partnership TAMIU: An Alliance for Good, established in 2014, is a signature partnership between the University and local agencies to collaborate in mutually beneficial activities in the interest of furthering the missions of both organizations – resulting in expanding and strengthening our commitment to community engagement through teaching, learning, research, and service,” Hernández explained.
“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 added.
Since its launch, Partnership TAMIU has collaborated with 26 agencies in partnerships that span the spectrum of non-profit community service, and over 1800 TAMIU students have participated.
In this, the University’s 50th Anniversary Year, TAMIU students have pledged to generate 50,000 hours of community service to Laredo in a Service Challenge. Partnership TAMIU initiatives will figure into that Service Challenge.
Hernández said Partnership TAMIU impacts students long after their graduation.
“Through such experiences, we are developing well-rounded global leaders by educating them about the importance of human interaction and relationship-building to transform our community’s quality of life,” she concluded.
For more information on Partnership TAMIU, including its nomination and selection process, contact Hernández at 956.326.2288, email email@example.com, or visit offices in Student Center, Suite 226.
University information is also available online at tamiu.edu and on social media sites on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Throughout 2019-2020, TAMIU is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and its 25th Anniversary at its north Laredo campus. A dedicated website shares the University’s transformation from a hybrid upper-level university to a full doctoral degree-granting University. It traces the University’s history, shares its impact in personal stories and includes a calendar of Anniversary events at tamiu.edu/50.
For additional information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email firstname.lastname@example.org, click on tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.