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December 17, 2014

Camp Facts


National History

The High School Equivalency Program and the College Assistance Migrant Program (HEP-CAMP) have existed since 1967 and 1972 respectively. The HEP helps migrant students who have dropped out of high school get their GED. CAMP assists migrant students in their first year of college with academic, personal, and financial support. Since their inception, both programs have achieved stunning success rates. Overall, nearly three-quarters of all CAMP students graduate with baccalaureate degrees. For more information in the National History visit the official National Hep/Camp Association

UTPA History

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Texas-Pan American

(then known as Pan American University) was one of the original CAMP programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education in 1972. We are located on the 1st floor of Emilia Shunior Ramirez Hall building.

The College Assistance Migrant Program has had a very positive and significant impact on migrant students of the Rio Grande Valley. For the last five years, the UTPA CAMP has been recognized by the US Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education as a top 10 performer for being "Effective & Efficient"


The Office of Migrant Education awarded a new five year grant to the University of Texas-Pan American for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) in the Spring of 1999 for entering freshmen to begin attendance during the 1999-2000 academic year. The CAMP program is funded to serve 70 students from migrant and seasonal farmworker families per year. It is located in the historic Emilia Shunior Ramirez Hall Building.  CAMP has been re-funded to serve students through June 2019. 

Throughout its history at the University of Texas – Pan American, CAMP has provided positive academic support for students from migrant and seasonal farmworker families. CAMP has witnessed the maturity; personal growth; and academic achievement of countless students. It is with PRIDE that CAMP continues to build a FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE with our students on the University of Texas – Pan American campus.

 

 

 

 

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