Participants learned about planning for college and toured a number of campus locations, including new technologically equipped classrooms, the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence, and the Coffman Memorial Union (student center). All presentations and tours were in Spanish for the 33 parents and 22 middle-school students. Tex Ostvig, coordinator of Pre-Collegiate Outreach with the Multicultural Center, facilitated the program and offered many stories of encouragement and motivation for children seeking higher education and their parents.
|Clockwise from top left: students in front of the Weisman Art Museum, a parent listening to a presentation,|
the group with Goldy Gopher by Coffman Memorial Union, and Tex Ostvig leading a tour.
When asked what part of the visit they liked the most, participants had the following to say:
- “The tour because I became acquainted with the university and I like it a lot and I believe that my children can go now.” — A parent
- “Everything. The facilities, the conversation, the time that is dedicated to Latino families. The presentation was so motivating and so clear!” — A parent
- “Seeing the university for the first time.” — A student
- “Walk around the campus. You can do it.” — A student
Program Director — Partnering for School Success