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SAN ANTONIO – Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, President of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, and Mr. Gary Sera, Director of Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, will sign an articulation agreement between the two organizations. This will allow TEEX training courses to be accepted for college credit toward the university’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration.

A&M-SA is a military-embracing institution and this agreement represents a significant opportunity for veterans seeking to advance their careers in the emergency services field. Under the agreement, veterans enrolled at A&M-SA will now have access to TEEX’s online Fire Recruit Academy — and they will be able to use their veteran’s benefits to pay for the training.

Because of this, the signing will coincide with a Veteran’s Recognition Day celebration that will feature local veterans, representatives of veterans’ groups from around the state, and special remarks from Congressman Will Hurd.

Patriots Casa
Texas A&M University San Antonio
One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224

August 11, 2015
2:00 — 4:00 PM

About TEEX
TEEX is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response, homeland security and workforce training and exercises, technical assistance, and economic development. Last year, TEEX served more than 169,000 people from every U.S. state and territory and 79 countries worldwide. TEEX makes a difference by providing training, developing practical solutions, and saving lives.

About Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Texas A&M University-SA is making the dream of higher education a reality for students in the San Antonio community and the region. The University currently offers 22 undergraduate degrees and 10 graduate degrees in a variety of in-demand fields with online and hyflex hybrid course options. While the Main Campus continues to grow, the University also offers courses in northeast San Antonio at A&M-SA North (Alamo University Center) and at Brooks City-Base. A&M-SA celebrates excellence and creates life-changing opportunities by providing a quality education, affordable tuition, numerous scholarships and financial aid opportunities with 67% of our students receiving some form of scholarship or Pell grant. The University’s exceptional faculty and staff are committed to prepare and empower students to be innovative and contributing members of a global society.

About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.8 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 131,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $820 million and help drive the state’s economy.

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Reeve Hamilton, Texas A&M University System


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I am grateful for the opportunity TEEX gave me to fast track through a paramedic program… TEEX has an extremely demanding curriculum but it is possible to make it through as long as you’re willing and able to have the self-discipline to study every day.

— Andy Brookman, MetroWest Ambulance
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