TAMIU Gets $241,548 Funding for Student  Mentoring, Leadership Program
Posted: 8/22/13

TAMIU Awarded $241,548 Funding for
Student Mentoring, Leadership Program

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has received a $241,548 Award from TG as part of its Philanthropy Program.

The TG Award will fund "Cultivating the Mind: Student Success through Mentoring and Leadership," an awareness program to help students and their families acquire pre-enrollment knowledge about higher education opportunities available to them through information sessions, one-on-one meetings and workshops. Upon student enrollment, it further works to insure student participation, engagement, development, retention and graduation success through transitional mentoring and leadership components.

TG’s Board of Directors approved the Award, said Kristin Boyer, Director of Philanthropy.

“TG wholeheartedly supports your efforts and wishes you every success as you prepare to implement this important program…We certainly look forward to working with you to help students and families achieve their educational goals,” Boyer said in written notification of the program’s funding.

Miguel Treviño, TAMIU director of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement said the program’s three-year funding has been the outgrowth of a strong working relationship with TG.

“For two years, TG assisted TAMIU in developing a program that has made significant progress in helping students and their parents and family members. TAMIU was able to reach 9,200 individuals through 200 College Apply Days and onsite school visits to each local campus.    Through this TG Award, we’re now building upon that foundation to broaden our program, deploying Student Success Mentors into local community colleges and fine tuning our Freshman Leadership Organization (FLO)."

“Our intent is two-fold: 1: Recruit, hire and train Student Success Mentors to promote higher education (admissions, financial aid, student orientation, and leadership programs) at the partnering high schools and community college to increase the number of new students enrolling at TAMIU and 2: Provide a transition leadership program for 25 first-time Treviño said program partners project directly benefiting approximately 6000 perspective area students and their parents in 2013-2014 alone.

Program partners are Laredo Independent School District (LISD),

United Independent School District (UISD), the Roman Catholic Diocese of Laredo

Laredo Community College and TAMIU’s Division of Student Success and Office of Grants and Contracts.

For more information on the TAMIU program, contact Treviño, at 956.326.2283 or email mtrevino@tamiu.edu.

Created by the Texas Legislature in 1979, TG is a public, nonprofit corporation headquartered in Round Rock, TX, that promotes educational access and success so that students can realize college and career dreams. It offers resources to help students and families plan and prepare for college, learn the basics of money management, and repay federal student loans.

TG also administers the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans made before July 1, 2010, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.

For additional information on TG, visit http://www.tgslc.org

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