program recruits students to attend UNM
has implemented a new program that actively recruits eligible
migrant and seasonal farm worker students. The program, The
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), is federally funded
through the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Migrant
started this January at UNM -- one of two universities in the
state participating in the program.
goals are to identify, recruit and admit eligible high school
students across New Mexico and provide them with the support
they need to achieve a successful college education.
Pedroza, CAMP academic advisor, said that when the program began
three students were recruited, but for the Fall 2002 semester
35 students are being recruited for the program. "Its
amazing to see students who at one time believed that going
to college and getting a higher education was unattainable prepare
to begin their first semester," he said.
said most of these students parents are originally from
Mexico, but have migrated to the U.S. to pursue work.
for the program, a student or his or her guardian must have
spent a minimum of 75 days during the past 24 months as a migrant
or seasonal farm worker, be enrolled or admitted as a full-time
student at UNM and have financial need.
information, call UNM Special Programs at 277-3096 or visit
their website www.specialprograms.unm.edu.