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UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives to open Downtown Welcome Center on October 26

UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives to open Downtown Welcome Center on October 26

(Oct, 17, 2017) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is unveiling a new Downtown welcome center to make it easier for children as young as elementary school students and their families to get information about college.

The UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives Welcome Center will open on Thursday, Oct. 26 in the Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 1.342) on the UTSA Downtown Campus.

The new center will provide information about P-20 programming to increase access to higher education for students, parents and the community. The center will also serve as a hub for visitors and families seeking information about UTSA’s academic opportunities and outreach programs. Additionally, community groups scheduled for tours will meet at the center to learn about college and career opportunities.

P-20 works closely with school districts across Texas to make sure students are prepared for college. It has more than 24 programs currently underway for a variety of age groups. Its Mobile Go Center, for example, travels all over Texas to give prospective students and families access to college and career-related services. It also hosts an annual parent engagement summit to provide moms and dads with information to help them prepare their children for high school.

“As an urban-serving university, it is vital that UTSA be actively engaged with the San Antonio community,” said Joseph Kulhanek, assistant vice president of P-20 Initiatives. “The new P-20 Welcome Center is a great resource and acknowledges our commitment to creating prosperity and opportunities for all in our region.”

The Institute for P-20 Initiatives will host the Welcome Center’s grand opening from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 in the Buena Vista Street Building lobby at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The ceremony will include remarks from Jude Valdez, UTSA vice president for Community Services and Kulhanek. The ceremony will also include the 2017 P-20 Wall of Honor presentation, an introduction of Krystal Peralez, the new director of the Texas Prefreshmen Engineering Program (TexPrep), breakfast, a ribbon cutting and Welcome Center tours.

- Courtney Clevenger


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