Texas A&M University Central Texas

Texas A&M University-Central Texas was recently named  2013 Large Business of the Year by the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce.

Texas A&M University-Central Texas was named the 2013 Large Business of the Year by the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber announced Thursday that the university received the honor, which is given each year to a Killeen area business with more than 50 employees.

“Texas A&M University-Central Texas is both excited and honored to receive recognition as the GKCC Large Business of the Year,” said Marc Nigliazzo, the university’s president.

“It is a recognition that is especially meaningful to our faculty, staff and students who have been a part of building this new university in partnership with our regional communities and Fort Hood.”

A&M-Central Texas employs more than 300 people, and has an enrollment of more than 2,400 students. In June, the university gained accreditation separate from its former parent university, Tarleton State University, and is currently working to finish construction on a second building on its campus.

“All of us at TAMUCT will continue to be inspired by the vision that created us and the support that sustains us,” Nigliazzo said.

The chamber also named Chick-fil-A in Killeen as 2013 Small Business of the Year, awarded to local businesses with less than 50 employees.

Both awards, as well as the winner of the Roy J. Smith Award, will be presented at the chamber’s 80th annual membership banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Contact Chris McGuinness at chrism@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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