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WSU students return as mentors at migrant academy

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

Gizelle SandovalPULLMAN, Wash. – When Gizelle Sandoval arrived on the Washington State University campus a few years ago for the Dare to Dream Math and Science Academy, the high school junior wasn’t sure wasn’t sure she wanted to be here.  » More …

Intern witnesses Supreme Court immigration deliberations

By Steve Nakata, Advancement Services

Adi-Villanueva-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University junior Adilenne Villanueva felt anticipation and anxiety while watching the U.S. Supreme Court justices deliberate on a landmark case recently. » More …

Migrant parents’ work ethic helps student build success

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Rafael-Mendoza-mugRICHLAND, Wash. – Rafael Mendoza learned from his migrant parents that if you work hard, the opportunities are endless. His success as a Washington State University Tri-Cities business student and intern have proved that true for him. » More …

HEP program helps migrant students

Photo: Antonio Chiprez and Johnny Gongora.

 

Antonio Chiprez sums up his reason for being in Pullman this way:  “Getting my GED is the start of a new beginning.”

Since 1967, farm workers and their children have been coming to WSU to redirect their lives with the help of the High School Equivalency Program (HEP). Lisa Ramirez, acting director of the U.S. Office of Migrant Education, recently acknowledged it as the oldest continually operating federally funded program of its kind.

“Your staff’s dedication, the strong support of the larger university and the leadership of … » More …

WSU grant to assist students with migrant backgrounds

PULLMAN – Experienced grant writers often say persistence is a key factor when seeking financial support. Persistence paid off last week for Washington State University as it received word the U.S. Department of Education had awarded $2 million over five years to establish the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) on the Pullman campus.Washington State University’s CAMP will serve 50 students each year – all first-year students from migrant or seasonal farm worker families. The program will provide them with an arsenal of support services including academic tutoring, mentoring, financial aid counseling, leadership training and cultural enrichment opportunities during their first year. Each student will also … » More …