AdventGXtra Jun ’05
AdventGXtra is the monthly newsletter for the AdventGX team. Each month, look here for the latest information about new AdventGX projects and initiatives and learn about our newest AdventGX team members.
|:: AdventGX News
| :. AdventGX Signs MOU with NASA Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center
| :. Bohac Joins AdventGX Executive Advisory Board
| :. AdventGX Joins Texas A&M for Visit to Ellison’s Greenhouses in Brenham
| :. AdventGX Hosts Mexican Delegation From Parral, Chihuahua
| :. Texas Education Vacation Featured in TTIA Newsletter
| :. Van Horn EDC Authorizes Phase II of Economic Development Initiative
|AdventGX Signs MOU with NASA Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center
|AdventGX recently entered into an agreement with the NASA Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center of the Texas Engineering Extension Service to work jointly in the area of economic development for the benefit of Texas communities. As part of the agreement, the two entities will pursue joint projects, develop and deliver a tourism module for the Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC), and develop co-branded marketing materials that will illustrate both partners’ capabilities to support economic and tourism development and leverage emerging opportunities in space tourism.
|Bohac Joins AdventGX Executive Advisory Board
|AdventGX is proud to welcome Jennifer Bohac to our Executive Advisory Board. Jennifer is the Director of the Traveling Aggies program, the travel program for former students of Texas A&M Univerisity. During her four years with The Association of Former Students, one of the largest and most respected alumni associations in the world, Jennifer more than doubled the size of the Traveling Aggies program. Today, Traveling Aggies is among the most successful travel programs of its kind. As Director, Jennifer travels extensively and has become a noted expert in hospitality and creating unique travel experiences.
|AdventGX Joins Texas A&M for Visit to Ellison’s Greenhouses in Brenham
|Jose Quintana and Joan Tatge recently joined Dr. Joseph O’Leary, Head of Texas A&M University’s Department of Recreation Parks and Tourism Sciences, and Paul Serff, President of the Texas Travel Industry Association, on a visit to Ellison’s Greenhouses in Brenham, Texas. PJ Ellison treated the group to a tour of the greenhouses and shared her vision for developing experiential tourism opportunities in the area. Click here to see a picture of the group with P.J. in Ellison’s new retail area.
|AdventGX Hosts Mexican Delegation From Parral, Chihuahua
|AdventGX recently hosted a delegation of representatives from Parral, Chihuahua during their visit to College Station. The group participated in a series of meetings and tours, including stops at the Texas World Speedway and the George Bush Presidential Library, lunch with representatives of Texas A&M University and dinner with the Mayor of the City of Bryan, Ernie Wentrcek and City Manager Mary Kaye Moore. The delegation included Jesus Flores Olivas, Suplente de Presidente Municipal; Miquel Primo Armendariz Sonza, Director de Atencion Ciudana; Jesus Hernandez Arce, Economic Research Center Coordinator for Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua; Raul Soto Contreras, Director de Desarrolla Economico and Ignacio Paez Arras, Desarrollo Economico. The group made the trip to College Station to share information about their economic and tourism development efforts and learn how AdventGX can support the initiative. Click here to see pictures from the visit.
|Texas Education Vacation Featured in TTIA Newsletter
|An article by Dr. Andy Skadberg about Texas Education Vacation (TEV) is featured in the June edition of “The Texas Explorer,” the Texas Travel Industry Association’s monthly newsletter. In the article, Dr. Skadberg provides insight into the importance of TEV as a tool for parents and educators seeking meaningful travel experiences for their children. The full-page article also summarizes criteria for attractions included in the searchable web-based database of educational travel opportunities. To learn more about TEV, log on to www.TexasEducationVacation.com.
|Van Horn EDC Authorizes Phase II of Economic Development Initiative
|Dr. Andy Skadberg, Jose Quintana and Joan Tatge traveled to Van Horn during June to formally present the final report for Phase I of the Van Horn Economic Development Initiative. Following the presentation, the Van Horn EDC Board of Directors authroized Phase II of the project. During their week-long visit to Van Horn, the team had the opportunity to experience youth rodeo, visit with entrepreneurs leading local business start-ups and make visits to nearby West Texas regional attractions. Click here to see pictures from the week in Van Horn.
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