Students at TAMIU Going to the Wall for On-Time Graduation
Posted: 9/27/12

Students at TAMIU Going to the
Wall for On-Time Graduation

Some students dream of seeing their name in lights, but at Texas A&M International University, the efforts of dedicated students to complete their undergraduate degree in four years will see their name on a wall, all 18 feet of it.

The students’ names are included in a special permanent display to be known as the Student Success Wall in TAMIU’s Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center on the second floor.  A dedication ceremony was held Thursday, September 27 at noon.

Dr. Conchita Hickey, executive director of University College, said the Student Success Wall will bear the names of on-time sophomores, juniors and seniors that are making timely progress to graduate in four years.

“These students have made a commitment to completing their education in four years.  Many have taken part in our Student Success Programs offered through University College that provide student’s support services such as tutoring, mentoring, time management and experiences focused on engaging students more fully in University life,” Dr. Hickey explained.

Hickey said the Wall display offers a strong visual endorsement of the students’ progress.

“As the Wall notes, ‘Four Years, Many Futures’…we want to celebrate students who realize that their futures are infinite through higher education and that the faster they complete their undergraduate degree, the closer those futures,” she said.

University College encompasses the University’ s Advising and Mentoring Center, Developmental Studies, First Year Experience, Engaging Sophomores, Student Support Services, a Testing Center, the University Learning Center and the Writing Center.

For additional information, contact Hickey at 326.2801, email chickey@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Zaffirini Student Success Center, room 223.

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