Posted: 11/17/05

Students, Parents Encouraged to Attend TAMIU's Preview Day Saturday



Texas A&M International University invites all students, especially juniors and seniors of local and area high schools and their parents,  to come and learn more about TAMIU and all it has to offer at Preview Day on Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Student Center.

Participants will get the inside scoop on scholarships, explore University life and modern campus living, inquire about financial aid assistance, meet with professors in mock classes...and much more.

Gina De La Miyar Gonzalez, director of TAMIU's Office of Recruitment and Schools Relations, explained one highlight of the event, a chance to sample a TAMIU class.

"At one point, the students can choose one area, for example: business, education or nursing and TAMIU professors will present a sample first day of class, complete with brief lecture. This will give students an idea of what to expect when they get here," said Gonzalez.

The event is open to the public.

Additionally, the event will focus on admissions, financial aid and housing.  Gonzalez said unique parent-student panels will also provide opportunities for discussion.

"There will be both student and parent panels. In the parent panel parents will have the opportunity to speak with other parents.  Students will be able to ask TAMIU students about their experiences or any concerns they may have in their session," she said.

For more information, contact Gonzalez at 956.326.2270, visit offices  Student Center 126, e-mail enroll@tamiu.edu.

Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This story by student intern Homero Tijerina.

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