Southeastern joins Texoma Promise program to assist students in accessing higher education
December 17, 2021
Grayson College recently announced the launch of the Texoma Promise program to advance economic mobility for North Texas students. The program aims to increase access to tuition-free college education and opportunities for the Texoma area.
“Grayson College is excited to commit to help more of our students complete college and begin careers, bringing prosperity to our community and to communities like ours across the state and nation,” GC president Dr. Jeremy McMillen said during an announcement ceremony on the Denison campus. “We believe the step we are taking with the Texoma Promise will be the first of many steps that help transform our region.”
Southeastern and four other universities have joined Grayson as partners in
Texoma Promise. SE president Thomas Newsom, McMillen and other officials offered remarks at the ceremony.
Funded by a grant from the Greater Texas Foundation, with additional support from the Rural Community College Alliance, the National College Promise Campaign and Phi Theta Kappa, the program will build on the work of the Texas Promise Network, including the success of the Dallas County Promise and the Alamo Promise, tailored to the needs of the rural community.
In addition to supporting local students and communities, Grayson College will work in partnership with other colleges to develop a repeatable, affordable and scalable model for rural communities across Texas and, potentially, across America