TAMIU Students Named Blue Chip Teacher Recruits by TAMUS
Eleven outstanding Texas A&M International University students have
been named Blue Chip Teacher Recruits by The Texas A&M University
System (TAMUS). Statewide, 125 students were named from the System's nine
universities. Each is being recognized for their decision to fulfill their
goal of becoming teachers by attending a TAMUS campus.
"The A&M System universities are committed to addressing the
need for highly qualified teachers in Texas schools; and to that end,
they have recruited these 125 outstanding students because of their talent
and strong desire to teach," said Dr. Bill Reaves, the A&M System's
associate vice chancellor for public education, "We believe we can
best serve future generations of Texans and guarantee they have the finest
education possible by encouraging bright, enthusiastic individuals to
Laredo students selected for the honor and their high school or community
college of origin include: Lydia Avalos, Alexander Magnet High School;
Adriana Chapa, Nixon High School; Jessica Cisneros, Martin High School;
Jodie Córdova, general education diploma; Ana María De La
Chica, United High School; Rebecca González, Zapata High School;
Ana Cristina Guajardo, UHS; David Martínez, Laredo Community College
transfer; Sandra Moncada, MHS; Kristian Sáenz, St. Augustine Catholic
High School and Marissa Viduarri, NHS.
Dr. Humberto González, dean of the TAMIU College of Education,
said the University is proud to partner with the future teachers in realizing
their career goals.
"TAMIU's programs prepare the majority of local and regional teachers
and we are honored to partner with these outstanding students to help
them realize their dream of leading the classrooms of the future. They
inspire us and we look forward to their completion of our program, and
their successful move into this inspiring profession," Dr. González
TAMUS vice chancellor for academic affairs Dr. Leo Sayavedra echoed
Dr. González's view.
"We are very proud of these students. They represent the quality
of individuals associated with our future teachers who will make a meaningful
difference in classrooms across Texas," said Dr. Sayavedra.
The Blue Chip Teacher Recruit program is a part of a recognition program
associated with the A&M System's Regents' Initiative for Excellence
in Education. The Regents' Initiative calls for the A&M System to
increase both the number and quality of the teachers graduated from its
nine universities over a five-year period.
This is the third year the Blue Chip Teacher Recruits have been so recognized,
and each year the number of recruits has increased. So far, 301 outstanding
students have entered Texas A&M System universities, many of them
aspiring to teach in high-need fields including; science, math, special
education, bilingual education/English-as-a-Second-Language, technology
and foreign language.
Blue Chip Recruits bring with them outstanding class ranks and top scores
on their college entrance exams, along with a commitment to education.
Each System university seeks out the best teacher candidates from local
high schools and community colleges.
For additional information, contact the Office of the Dean of the College
of Education at 326.2420 or visit offices in the Killam Library, room
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