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

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(Feb. 7, 2014) -- The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives will make another spring South Texas road trip to support college-bound South Texans at a series of Mobile Go Center events Feb. 6-26.

The UTSA Mobile Go Center, a one-stop source of college knowledge, will be staffed by Manuel Maldonado with the Office of P-20 Initiatives and other UTSA representatives from the admissions and P-20 Initiatives offices. The visits are to help prospective college students and their families prepare applications for admission and complete financial aid forms.

"The selected sites are high schools across South Texas that will likely benefit from our additional assistance in removing barriers to higher education based on previous data," said Belinda Harmon, UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives director of community outreach. "We look forward to kicking off each Mobile Go Center outreach event by visiting with area school superintendents and partnering again this year with Laredo Community College to assist area students."

Scheduled high school visits include:

Feb. 6 -- Hanna High School, Brownsville
Feb. 10 -- Eagle Pass High School, Eagle Pass
Feb. 11 -- C.C. Winn High School, Eagle Pass
Feb. 25 -- United High School, Laredo
Feb. 25 -- United South High School, Laredo
Feb. 26 -- J.B. Alexander High School, Laredo
Feb. 26 -- L.B. Johnson High School, Laredo

"Since research indicates that students that complete a FAFSA are more likely to go on to college, we are joining efforts to increase the number of students completing the FAFSA," said Joseph Kulhanek, UTSA interim assistant vice president for P-20 initiatives. "The schools that we are visiting also have a great interest in learning more about UTSA. The Office of P-20 Initiatives is committed to increasing access to higher education through our outreach programs."

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.

To learn more about the Mobile Go Center, contact Belinda Harmon, 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 Inititatives website.

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