TEXARKANA, Texas – Blue lights shone again on Texas A&M University System campuses across the state on Tuesday in recognition of World Teachers’ Day.
The 11 universities in the A&M system, the RELLIS campus in Bryan and the Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health) illuminated a total of 30 iconic buildings and landmarks.
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 from Texas A&M University System campus education colleges are in high demand because they are so well prepared,” A&M Chancellor John Sharp said in a press release. “Our graduates are sought after by school districts across Texas because they know our students are getting the tools they need to be ready on the first day of class,” said Sharp. “We are preparing teachers to make the world a better place, one child at a time.”
“We are proud of the work being done by educators across Texas, across the country and around the world,” said TAMUT President Dr. Emily Cutrer. “What a profound impact professional educators will have in the future. We are especially proud of our A&M-Texarkana graduates who teach and hold administrative positions throughout Texas and beyond.”
Buildings and monuments illuminated in blue for World Teachers’ Day included:
-The Performing Arts Center, the three fountains of Lake Garvin, Talbot Hall and Memorial Stadium at Texas A&M University- Commerce
-Jack K. Williams Administration Building, Harrington Education Center, Albritton Bell Tower and Texas A&M University Academic Building Dome
-Trailblazer Tower, Vergara Planetarium and Texas A&M International University Killam Library facade
-College Hall and the statue of the pack leaders at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
-The building for university and student services at Texas A&M University-Texarkana
-The Momentum Wave at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
-Texas A&M University-Central Texas Founders Hall Tower
-The clock tower in the Central Quad area of the Texas A&M Galveston campus
-The original sculpture of the Texans and the Haywood Spirit Tower on the Charles K. and Barbara Kerr Vaughn pedestrian mall, and the Eternal Flame monument in the Victory Circle of 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
-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
(Visit https://www.facebook.com/tamusystem on Facebook or Twitter to see them all lit up in blue)