Title V Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) ProgramProgram Director
Roberto R. Heredia, Professor of Psychology
Daniel Mott, Associate Professor & Associate Dean
Rafic A. Bachnack, Professor of Engineering & Chair
Rafic Bachnack, Professor of Engineering
Jeff Brown, Graduate Dean, Associate Professor of Psychology
Rogelio Hinojosa, Librarian
Daniel Mott, Associate Professor of Biology
WELCOME TO GREAT!
GREAT seeks to increase the number of Hispanic students who complete
a graduate degree and are prepared to attain a doctoral degree or
professional career in behavioral, biological, or mathematical
sciences. GREAT activities are planned to address the following
• Retention: Participating fellows will be retained in the program to completion of their degree.
• Engagement: Graduates will present their research findings in a regional or national conference.
• Graduation: Students will successfully complete the Master’s program in 30 months.
To achieve these objectives, GREAT employs the following strategies:
• Provides significant funding, up to $17,000.00 per year, to graduate students throughout their graduate career at TAMIU.
• Provides academic research opportunities to graduate students by working with a faculty mentor.
• Provides stimulating research environments by renowned scientists in the target disciplines.
• Provides students with the academic tools to develop research projects of publishable quality.
• Improves the departmental research and enhances library infrastructure.
• Provides professional development activities for graduate faculty and mentors.
• Provides a graduate student office for the development of an academic community.
Thank you for your interest in our Title V PPOHA and the GREAT
Program. Please download
an application and submit it to:
Graduate Retention Enhancement
at TAMIU (GREAT)
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Texas A&M International University
Laredo, TX 78041
For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (956) 326-2637. Candidates chosen for this initiative will be contacted via email.
GREAT funding was made possible by the Title V PPOHA Program of the United States Department of Education
Award #: P031M105048