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High School Students Commit to Finish High School, Earn University Degree at Special Signing Event
Posted:5/28/15

High School Students Commit to Finish High School, Earn University Degree at Special Signing Event

Over 100 local high school students who recently participated in Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) ‘Reach Higher’ College Commitment Signing Day signed a commitment certificate promising to not only complete high school but to continue on to earn a higher education degree.

The event, held at TAMIU’s Student Center, was designed for students participating in the University’s Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) and GEAR UP IV. More than 200 students, parents, and family members attended.

GEAR UP signing day

Dr. Julio Madrigal, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) professor and executive director of special programs (rear left); Dr. Ray Keck, TAMIU president (rear center); and Scheiby Fisher, director of Recruitment and School Relations, (rear right), welcome high school students and families to the 'Reach Higher' College Commitment Signing Day.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, MSEIP and GEAR UP IV students take part in programs that provide tuition-free classes including materials and meals, support and field experiences.

GEAR UP

Dr. Julio Madrigal, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) professor and executive director of special programs (rear left); Dr. Ray Keck, TAMIU president (rear center); and Scheiby Fisher, director of Recruitment and School Relations, (rear right), welcomed high school students and their families to 'Reach Higher' College Commitment Signing Day, where they signed a commitment certificate to complete high school and earn a higher education degree.

The event affirms the students’ commitment and TAMIU’s commitment to help ensure the soon to be high school grads receive the support they need to complete their higher education dreams, said Mary Susan Foster, MSEIP program director.

GEAR UP

Over 200 local high school students and their families recently attended 'Reach Higher' College Commitment Signing Day at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). At the event, designed for participants in TAMIU's Minority Science and Engineering Improvement (MSEIP) and GEAR UP IV, high school students affirmed their commitment to complete high school and earn a higher education degree.

Program students come from both Laredo Independent School District and United ISD and are entering their junior year of high school study.

The program will run until July 2017, Foster said.

“Participating students will continue until they graduate from high school and we see them enter a post-secondary institution,” she said.

Research shows that individuals entering Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields have tremendous career and employment opportunities available to them, with premium salaries and benefits to those holding degrees in these fields.

For more information, please contact Foster at 326.3161, e-mail mary.foster@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in Student Center, room 128G.      

Summer University office hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m . Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Friday.


Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu