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TWU slates EMBA information sessions

The university will have information sessions showcasing its Executive MBA program Feb. 7 in Plano, Feb. 9 in Fort Worth and Feb. 16 in Dallas.

The Plano session will take place Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Austin Room at the Sockwell Center in Plano, located at 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd. across from The Shops at Willow Bend.

The Fort Worth session will take place Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Conference Room 3 of the Region XI Education Service Center, 3001 N. Freeway in Fort Worth.

The Dallas session will take place Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 2707 at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences–Dallas Center, 5500 Southwestern Medical Ave.

The Executive MBA program is designed for middle- and senior-level managers who want to enhance their career skills. Classes are open to men and women. Students will be able to earn their degree in just 15 months by taking courses online and on selected Saturdays. Students pay regular TWU tuition and fees.

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TWU assisting Girls Inc. with federal grant

Texas Woman’s University is serving as the program evaluation partner for Girls Inc. in Dallas, which recently received a $720,000 federal grant to fund a pregnancy prevention program.

Mandy Golman, assistant health studies professor in the TWU College of Health Sciences, serves as the program evaluator and is measuring the program’s process and outcomes to ensure it meets its objectives.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families recently awarded Girls Inc. of Dallas $720,000 over three years to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive pregnancy and STI prevention program.

The three-year project titled, “Girls Getting Ready!,” will be delivered by staff with at least one bilingual member and with bilingual materials in Girls Inc.’s campuses in west and south Dallas, North Oak Cliff and Love Field.

The project addresses the critical need for effective teen pregnancy prevention programming in the Dallas-area.

The most recent County Health Rankings and Roadmaps study shows that Dallas County has a birth rate of 76 per 1,000 women ages 15-19, in a state ranked the fourth highest in teen birth rate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The children of teenage mothers are more likely to drop out of high school, have more health problems, be incarcerated at some time during adolescence, give birth as teenagers and face unemployment as young adults, says the CDC.

With the help of TWU and other community partners, Girls Inc. will use the federal funding to create and deliver an enduring program model to serve Dallas-area girls and families in future years.

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