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TAMIU Initiative to Increase College Readiness Amongst UISD Graduates


Posted Date: 08/28/2019

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 Recently, United Independent School District (UISD), entered into an agreement with Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), to help increase the number of college-ready high school students. Under the auspices of its student Success Mentor Program, TAMIU will provide mentors, resources, and assistance to high school graduates who wish to pursue post-secondary education. TAMIU’s specially trained mentors will visit UISD high schools to inform and influence students to pursue higher education. The mentors will also assist students with the process of completing admissions, FAFSA, financial aid and housing applications. The TAMIU mentors will also lead students to information about orientations and registration for post-secondary programs. 

“On behalf of the UISD Board and myself, I wish to thank TAMIU for their efforts to help our students prepare for their post-secondary education. The TAMIU Student Success Mentor Program will definitely streamline the process of applications for financial aid, housing, post-secondary programs, and sundry essentials. Our partnership with the university not only helps our students but also their parents - who are often of great influence with regards to their children's college or university plans”, said Santos.

Front Row, L-R:    Eduardo Zuniga, C.P.A., UISD Assoc. Supt. for Student Support Services; Mario Rosales, UISD G.T. Director;

Gloria Rendon, UISD Assoc. Supt.; Dr. Minita Ramirez, TAMIU V.P. for Student Success; David Gonzalez, UISD Assoc. Supt. for  Curriculum & Instruction; Dr. Tom Mitchell, TAMIU Provost V.P. for Academic Affairs, and Jessica Trevino, TAMIU Director of Recruitment

Back Row, L-R:  Roberto J. Santos, UISD Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Pablo Arenaz, TAMIU President    

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