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First Class: Freshman aims for accelerated medical degree through A-PRIME TIME

First Class: Freshman aims for accelerated medical degree through A-PRIME TIME

By VICKY BRITO BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – AUG. 11, 2015 – Jesús Roberto Franco, salutatorian of the Porter Early College High School class of 2015, has had a desire to work in a medical profession since he was very young. Now, he will begin that journey as part of the A-PRIME TIME Success Academy, hosted at […]

Bailey honors the past, sees bright future for UTRGV and the Valley

Bailey honors the past, sees bright future for UTRGV and the Valley

By Gail Fagan BROWNSVILLE & EDINBURG, TEXAS – AUG. 12, 2015 – A spirited drumline and cheerleaders clad in sparkly new uniforms greeted students, faculty and staff of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley as they arrived to hear an address on the Edinburg Campus by the university’s founding president, Guy Bailey. Bailey, who […]

University Student Tour 2015

University Student Tour 2015

By Adriana V. Lopez Excitement was high as 46 students representing eleven school districts from across the Rio Grande Valley prepared to fly to Boston for the Texas Graduate Center’s (TGC) first-ever Student University Tour. The tour was exclusive to MATHTEACH Collaborative partners who currently support a math teacher in TGC’s Math for Teaching graduate […]

Girls Engaged in Mathematics

Girls Engaged in Mathematics

By Adriana V. Lopez The Texas Graduate Center, in partnership with La Joya ISD, and The Organization of Women Executives, launched GEM Camp for a second year this summer. Girls Engaged in Mathematics is a math camp focused on improving girls’ ability and confidence in math. Dr. Alda Benavides, La Joya ISD superintendent, initiated the […]

High school graduate publishes children’s book

High school graduate publishes children’s book

Local Weslaco resident Victoria Moreno published her first children’s book, “Arbez the Friendly Zebra” this year. The story is about a zebra trying to make friends on a farm. Her brother Leroy Moreno Jr illustrated the book. By Raul Garcia Jr. Most people will never write a book in their lifetime. One recent high school […]

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