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March 6, 2017

The HACU, U.S. Army Tour visits New Mexico State University  

Approximately450 high school students from the Las Cruces-area schools are expected to participate in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and U.S. Army University Tour at New Mexico State University during, March 6-10, 2017.

The HACU/U.S. Army University Tour program provides students an opportunity to participate - some for the first time - in campus tours to learn more about pathways to higher education. In addition to a daily tour of the university campus, students are attending workshops on admission, financial aid, campus resources and educational opportunities offered through the U.S. Army. Students will also attend a panel presentation given by first year, second year university students and cadets to learn about the university experience.

The schools participating:

  • Academy Del Sol
  • Alamogordo High School
  • Anthony Charter School
  • Centennial High School
  • Cloudcroft High School
  • Deming High School
  • Gadsden High School
  • Hatch Valley High School
  • Oñate High School
  • Socorro High School

Additionally, highschool counselors and pre-college advisors will participate in a Counselors’ Seminar on March 9, 2017. The professional development opportunity will include counselors from El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM. Sessions topics will include: Resources and Educational Opportunities by U.S. Army, The Effect of Financial Aid Changes on The Role of High School Counselors and Cultural Competency: Supporting Our Students through Validation and Advocacy.