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Area High Schools Focus on UH for College Career Day

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November 11, 2009-Houston-
High school students from around Houston converge on the University of Houston for a day-long College Career Day, sponsored by the UH Center for Mexican American Studies program.

The event is planned for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12th in the University Center.

"We want students to get the feel of a college campus, to learn what it can offer them and to understand that they can be successful here," CMAS Associate Director Lorenzo Cano said. "Sometimes the dream of higher education isn't real until you step onto the campus."

Students from MacArthur, Bellaire, Jefferson Davis, Northbrook, Northshore and Westbury high schools are expected, as well as students from Juan Galaviz Charter School.

They will hear about the admissions process, financial aid and the different college programs offered.

This is the fourth College Career Day CMAS has sponsored this year. CMAS also is home to the Academic Achievers Program, which encourages low income students as young as middle school to stay in school, graduate from high school and college.

"As educators, we have a responsibility to point out the stepping stones to higher education and to connect the dots to reveal successful careers," Cano said. "These College Career Days may be the first steps to that."

For more information about the UH Center for Mexican American Studies program or the Academic Achievers program, visit http://www.class.uh.edu/CMAS/.

WHAT: UH Center for Mexican American Studies College Career Day

WHEN:9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12

WHERE: UH University Center, Houston Room, second floor

For directions and parking information, visit http://www.uh.edu/campus_map/buildings/UC.php

For more information about UH visit the university's Newsroom at www.uh.edu/newsroom

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