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ConocoPhillips Makes a Donation to TAMIU
ConocoPhillips presented Texas A&M International University with a $25,000 Endowed scholarship to the College of Education $25,000 in matching federal funds brought the total to $50,000 donated to the University. The gift will fund TAMIU student scholarships.
Also, $3,000 was donated to the Athletic Department, said Cash Smithwick of ConocoPhillips.
Humberto Gonzalez, dean of the College of Education at TAMIU, said that TAMIU was recently approved for a federal grant that matches any corporate-sponsored donation toward the education of teachers. ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company. It is the third largest integrated energy company in the United States and the second largest refiner.
The ninth annual Youth Entrepreneurship Summer (YES) Camp has begun at Texas A&M International University with 140 students from Laredo area high schools, a 27% increase in participation from last year. Also, 20 students from Zapata High School will be part of the experience. This is the third year of participation by the high school.
Along with increasing their understanding of the role of free enterprise and enterprise development, the students who complete the course get three hours of academic credit from TAMIU through concurrent enrollment and, as a bonus, a semester of high school economics credit, according to J. Michael Patrick, director of the Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development. Dr. Patrick is one of the instructors along with Baldo Garcia '84 Texas Center associate; David Perez '90 a United South High School business computer teacher, Heleodoro Lozano '99 and Richard Perez, Texas Center associates, and Andres Rivas, TAMIU finance professor.
The 12 newest members of Texas A&M International University's select Sames Scholars Program were introduced at a recent reception at the University's Student Center. The Sames Scholars Program is a college-bound mentorship program which pairs high school students with University faculty mentors throughout their high school experience. It offers students completing the program a four-year scholarship to TAMIU that includes tuition, books and fees.
The graduating seniors will be presented with laptop computers when they begin classes this Fall at TAMIU. Click here to view the entire story....
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