The University of Texas-Pan American
 
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July 24, 2014

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Program Descriptions

  • College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally-funded program designed to meet the special educational needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in pursuing higher education. CAMP provides outreach, recruitment, academic, supportive and financial assistance to migrant and seasonal farmworkers to help them successfully complete the first academic year of college and to continue in postsecondary education. Additional services include academic advising, monthly stipend, tutoring, personal counseling, career development, life management skills development, and educational/cultural trips. The program serves 70 students each academic year.
    • Director: Jaime Miranda
    • Office: Emilia Hall, 1.113 
    • Phone: 956/665-5333
  • Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally-funded early intervention outreach program which serves participants in high school. The program’s objective is to assist participants in the acquisition of skills that will prepare them for entry into the college of their choice. Participants receive a variety of services which include, but are not limited to: counseling; academic advisement; assistance with financial aid and admissions; study skills, career exploration, interest inventories; visits to post secondary institutions and job sites. The UTPA program currently serves 900 students each academic year from 5 target schools.
    • Director: Sonia Del Angel
    • Office: CESS Building. Suite 1.600
    • Phone: 956/665-7590
  • High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is a federally-funded program offering preparatory classes, testing, and placement in employment or postsecondary education for migrant or seasonal farmworkers who dropped out of high school and wish to acquire a GED. The program serves 125 students each academic year.
    • Director:  Erik Toren
    • Office: Emilia Hall 2.207
    • Phone: 956/665-2521 Fax: 956/665-7108
  • Texas Pre-freshman Engineering Program (TexPREP) identifies high achieving middle and high school students with the potential and interest in becoming engineers and scientists to guide them toward acquiring the knowledge and skills required for success in their professional aspirations. The program offers a three year curriculum and is conducted for seven weeks during the summer with additional Saturday sessions during the academic year. The program serves between 150 and 235 students each academic year.
  • Upward Bound is a federally funded academic enhancement program designed to assist first generation or low income high school students in developing their potential for success in a post-secondary institution through classroom instruction during the academic year and a six week summer component on the UTPA campus. The program serves 150 students each academic year from six target high schools.
  • Upward Bound Math and Science is a federally funded academic enhancement program designed to encourage first generation or low income high school students to pursue studies and careers in mathematics, science, and engineering through classroom instruction and research mentorships under faculty and graduate students during a six week summer component on the UTPA campus, supplemented by advisement and college success skills sessions during the academic year. The program serves 50 students each academic year from three target high schools.
  • CASP Outreach Center provides outreach services in support of the “Generation Texas” and “College for Texans” initiatives.Efforts are clustered around four principal services:
    • Associate Director: Barbara Garza
    • Office: Emilia Shunior Hall 2.204  
    • Phone: 956/665-7597
    • Mother Daughter Program provides an intervention program for young women in 7th-8th grades, and their mothers. The program encourages and supports completion of high school and the pursuit of a higher education, while preparing students and mothers to reach out to peers with college access information through participation in High School GO Centers.
    • UTPA “GO Center” Resource Center & G-Force offers support and training services to RGV High School and community-based GO Centers, operates a GO Center for use by community members, and facilitates services of the UTPA G-Force at RGV schools and other venues in the community.

 

  • The Migrant Student Success Office  (MSS) is a new initiative for our quickly expanding student migrant population here at The University of Texas-Pan American. Our commitment is to offer support to all migrant and seasonal farm worker students during their entire college career.  We offer support and assistance in areas such as, financial aid application assistance, Community service opportunities,letters of recommendation, individual mentoring & updates on upcoming campus and community events.   
    • Coordinator: Cesar Alvarado
    • Office: Emilia Hall 2.206
    • Phone: 956/665-2080

 

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