BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION – Blue lights will shine again on Texas A&M University System campuses across the state on Tuesday in recognition of World Teachers’ Day. The 11 universities of the A&M system, the RELLIS campus in Bryan and the Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health) will illuminate a total of 30 iconic buildings and monuments.
âWe hope everyone takes note and thinks about the importance teachers have not only for their own lives, but also for our collective future,â said Elaine Mendoza, Texas A&M System Board of Regents. âThe Texas A&M University System prides itself on producing more fully certified teachers than any other public university system in Texas and, more importantly, recognizes educator preparation as one of the most important contributions we can make to our community. great state. “
World Teachers’ Day was designed by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in 1994. The day is an opportunity to celebrate the teaching profession around the world, to take stock of achievements and draw attention to the voices of teachers who are at the heart of efforts to achieve the global education goal of leaving no one behind.
Graduates of higher education institutions on Texas A&M University System campuses are in high demand because they are so well prepared, Chancellor John Sharp said.
âOur graduates are sought after by school districts across Texas because they know our students are getting the tools they need to be ready on day one of class,â said Chancellor Sharp. âWe are preparing teachers to make the world a better place, one child at a time. “
The theme for this year’s World Teachers’ Day is âTeachers at the Heart of Restoring Educationâ. The 11 Texas A&M System universities will, through social media and other online efforts, encourage their communities to consider the contributions of teachers to provide distance learning, support vulnerable populations, reopen schools and ensure that learning gaps are reduced.
The buildings and landmarks to be illuminated in blue are:
- The Performing Arts Center, the Three Fountains at Garvin Lake, Talbot Hall and Memorial Stadium at Texas A&M University-Commerce;
- The Jack K. Williams Administration Building, Harrington Education Center, Albritton Bell Tower and Texas A&M University Academic Building Dome;
- the Trailblazer Tower, the Vergara Planetarium and the front of the Killam Library at Texas A&M International University;
- College Hall and the Head of the Pack Statue at Texas A&M University-Kingsville;
- The University and Student Services Building at Texas A&M University-Texarkana;
- The Momentum Wave at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi;
- The Founders Hall tower at Texas A&M University-Central Texas;
- The clock tower in the Central Quad district of the Texas A&M Galveston campus;
- The original Texans sculpture and the Haywood Spirit Tower on the Charles K. and Barbara Kerr Vaughn pedestrian mall, and the Eternal Flame monument in Victory Circle at West Texas A&M University;
- The fireplace at Tarleton State University;
- the Wilhelmina RF Delco Building and John B. Coleman Library at Prairie View A&M University;
- The Torre de Esperanza, the fountain at the intersection of University and Jaguar Way and the Central Academic Building of Texas A&M University-San Antonio;
- The top floor of the Texas A&M Health Dental Clinic and Education Building in Dallas;
- The Health Professional Education Building and Texas A&M Health Medical Research and Education Building in Bryan;
- the Texas A&M Health Discovery Tower and the EnMed building in Houston;
- And the entrance to the RELLIS campus of Texas A&M University System in Bryan.
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