A&M International Students Attend National Conference

Three Texas A&M International University students and an A&M International administrator participated in the Annual National Orientation Directors Association Conference (NODAC) held recently in Oklahoma City.

The A&M International conference participants were students Hanish Sharma, Victor Villarreal, and Leon Felipe Coronado, and Gabriela Mendoza, Associate Director of the University's Office of Student Development.

The conference, which centered around a theme of "meeting at the crossroads," included workshops on planning orientation programs for adult learners, and building community through education. Mendoza and the A&M International students attended several workshops. Mendoza also presented a workshop on "Designing a Parent/Family Orientation Relevant to Mexican American Families" for conference participants.

She and A&M International students Gabriel Cisneros and Jean Luis Egremy, previously attended the 49th Annual NODAC Conference in Providence, Rhode Island.

Texas A&M International University received First Place for "Outstanding General Brochures/Booklets, Two or More Color" in a publications and media showcase held during the conference. The winning entry was a "Passport to Success: Orientation 1996" booklet designed and printed at A&M International.

For more information on the University's participation in the National Orientation Directors Association Conferences, please contact Mendoza at 326-2280.

University office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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