WNMU Launches Computer Literacy Courses at Local High School
- By Michelle Rutledge
Western New Mexico University has received a $10,000 donation from the Qwest Foundation to sponsor computer literacy courses at a local high school. The classes are designed to introduce high school students to university life and make them technologically proficient, according to Qwest.
"The Qwest Foundation's generous grant of $10,000 to Western New Mexico University is greatly appreciated, and we know that this support will provide a beneficial experience to both the university and Cobre High School's students," said Marcia Bourdette, assistant to the Provost at Western New Mexico University. "One of our goals at Western is to make the transition from high school to college a seamless and enjoyable process that will encourage more of our local students to continue their educations. The Qwest Foundation's funding of this grant will assist us in achieving this goal."
The course will be available at Cobre High School for for two years. Eighty students will be admitted into the computer literacy class and receive college credit for the course.
Western New Mexico University serves about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students on its main campus and various learning centers.
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