Southwest Texas Junior College: Organizational transformation along the border. Page: 3
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through increased relationships with twenty-two area highs schools, the extensive expansion of
curriculum and permanent facilities at its branch campuses in Eagle Pass, Del Rio, and Crystal
City, increases in its adult basic education programs, increases in its technical training programs,
and by increasing its workforce training programs. The college has also increased its regional
economic development by assuming a leadership role in the region for economic development
activities and by increasing its use of federal, state, and local grant opportunities. The Middle
Rio Grande's recognition by the federal government as a Rural Enterprise Zone (the Futuro
Proposal) and its participation in the Lumina Grant Project are further demonstrations of its
success at increasing regional economic development. Addition documentation and research on
this institution and this region are warranted and suggested as this area's population projections
continue to show sharp increases.
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Thomas, Christopher James. Southwest Texas Junior College: Organizational transformation along the border., dissertation, December 2005; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4925/m1/3/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .