One Health MOU signing in College Station

by CEN Team | Jan 12, 2024 | Media & Press, Blog

Collegiate Edu-Nation (CEN) Announces Historic Partnership with Texas A&M University System to Tackle Rural One Health Crisis

Signing[COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS] – Collegiate Edu-Nation (CEN) is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration with the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) to establish the “One Health Initiative for Rural Texas.” This initiative aims to address the critical One Health Crisis in rural areas of Texas and create a sustainable solution through education and community development.

The partnership brings together the expertise of CEN and the renowned TAMUS Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, and AgriLife Extension/Research. By leveraging the strengths of multiple institutions, the One Health Initiative seeks to build a highly educated rural workforce that will be equipped to address the unique challenges faced by rural communities. The event marking the official signing of Collegiate Edu-Nation and the Texas A&M University System will took place on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 in College Station, TX. 

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Key Objectives of the One Health Initiative:

Highly Educated Rural Workforce: By combining the resources of CEN and TAMUS, the initiative aims to provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary education in One Health, fostering a workforce with the knowledge and skills to address the complex healthcare needs of rural areas.

Job Creation and Community Restoration: The collaboration will contribute to the creation of high-wage and high-demand jobs in rural Texas. This, in turn, will lead to community restoration and economic development, revitalizing the local economies and enhancing the overall quality of life.

Pathways for CEN Schools: CEN Schools will benefit from specific pathways created by this initiative, offering local students opportunities to contribute to their communities while pursuing fulfilling careers. More information about these pathways will be communicated directly to CEN Schools in the coming weeks.

Dr. Kim Alexander, CEO of Collegiate Edu-Nation, expresses enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “This collaboration with the Texas A&M University System is a significant step toward addressing the One Health Crisis in rural Texas. Together, we are dedicated to providing education, fostering economic growth, and building a sustainable future for our communities.”

Learn more about these collaborators:

Collegiate Edu-Nation –

Texas A&M Rural Medicine-

Texas A&M AgriLife –

For more information about the event and ongoing developments, please contact Rachael McClain, CEN Chief of Staff via email,

CEN is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation based in Roscoe in West Texas that has member school districts located throughout rural Texas.   CEN plans to spread strategically across every region in Texas and work with students in rural West Virginia and Pennsylvania.  

Collegiate Edu-Nation – – is a proven strategy founded because of the belief in the potential of every single young person to achieve a life of choice and impact.  The core philosophy is “All means all.” Every student in each CEN district will have the same opportunity to match top opportunities for educational attainment and community development with the students’ high aspirations.


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CEN Team