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UTSA P-20 Initiatives takes Mobile Go Center to South Texas high schools

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(Jan. 29, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives is about to embark on a series of road trips to support college-bound South Texans. Its Mobile Go Center, a one-stop source of college knowledge, will help prospective college students and their families prepare college admission applications and financial aid forms.

The UTSA Mobile Go Center supports the College for Texans Campaign and the state's higher education plan, Closing the Gaps. Both initiatives aim to significantly increase the number of students enrolled in Texas colleges and universities by 2015.

The UTSA Mobile Go Center tour schedule includes:

Jan. 31, Calallen High School, Calallen
Feb. 19, Sharyland High School, Sharyland
Feb. 21, C.C. Winn High School, Eagle Pass
Feb. 22, Eagle Pass High School, Eagle Pass
Feb. 26, United High School, Laredo
Feb. 27, J.B. Alexander High School, Laredo
Feb. 28, United South High School, Laredo
Feb. 28, L.B. Johnson High School, Laredo

"Research shows that students who complete a FAFSA are more likely to go on to college," said Rachel Ruiz, UTSA assistant vice president for P-20 initiatives. "The Office of P-20 Initiatives is committed to increasing access to higher education through our outreach programs."

Manuel Maldonado from the Office of P-20 Initiatives and representatives from the admissions and financial aid offices will staff the UTSA Mobile Go Center.

"The selected sites are high schools across South Texas that can benefit from our additional assistance in removing barriers to higher education based on previous data," said Belinda Saldana, director of community outreach in the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives. "We look forward to visiting more South Texas communities and informing students about UTSA through our UTSA Mobile Go Center outreach efforts."

>> To learn more about the Mobile Go Center, contact Belinda Saldana, UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives, at 210-458-2904. To schedule the Mobile Go Center in the San Antonio area, visit the UTSA P-20 Initiatives website.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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