First Time Student Says TAMIU First Choice

First Time Student Says TAMIU First Choice

Starting college can be an exciting time for most incoming students. For others, it can be filled with overwhelming decisions about how and where to continue their education.

Picking a university is often the biggest decision for a recent high school graduate, but for some it can be the easiest decision made.

Mayra Garcia - TAMIU Student
Mayra Garcia - TAMIU Student

"I always knew that I wanted to attend Texas A&M International University," said Mayra García, an incoming freshman at TAMIU, "TAMIU was the only university that I applied to; I knew where I wanted to go."

García, a 2007 United South High School graduate, was eager to start college. Like most college students, she faced concerns about how she would pay for for college.

"That's what is so great about TAMIU. There are all sorts of wonderful programs to apply for that help students financially through college like the 'Bridge to Success' program, which I'm a part of," García said.

"Bridge to Success" is a 10-week program for high school graduates that incorporates academics on a University-level with a focus on gathering work experience on a college campus. "Bridge to Success" requires students to enroll in 12 semester credit hours over the course of Summer Session I and II.

"Participating in 'Bridge to Success' has really helped me to attend TAMIU; it pays for my tuition, books, school supplies, meals and even transportation," García said.

García is now completing her second summer session at TAMIU and is really enjoying herself. She is currently working at the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library and taking courses that she selected.

"I've always loved math; the math professors have been great; I'm really enjoying my classes," she added.

"TAMIU was my first choice. I have always said that we have an extraordinary University here in Laredo. Why leave when we have all the resources and a great school here?," she said enthusiastically.

For more information on the TAMIU's "Bridge to Success," contact the Office of Special Programs at 956. 326.2702 or e-mail Sergio Barragan at sbarragan@tamiu.edu

Information is also available at http://www.tamiu.edu/contedu/

Registration for Fall 2007 at Texas A&M International University is currently underway at uonline.tamiu.edu

Classes start Monday, Aug. 27.

All tuition and fees are due Friday, Aug. 24.

For more information registration, please contact the Office of the University Registrar at registrar@tamiu.edu, call 326.2250 or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library (KL), room 168.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-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