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.
“The Texas A&M University System is proud to produce more 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 great State, ”said Elaine Mendoza, of the Texas A&M System Board of Regents.
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. “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 day one of class,” said Chancellor 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 in Texas, across the country and around the world,” said Emily Cutrer, president of Texas A&M University. “What a profound impact professional educators have on 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 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;
Trailblazer Tower, the Vergara Planetarium and the front of the Killam Library at Texas A&M International University;
College Hall and the Pack Leaders 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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