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September 25, 2017

NJ Revilla-Garcia

The HACU/U.S. Army University Tour program host a campus tour for high school students at The University of Texas at San Antonio


More than 600 area high school students from the San Antonio area were those participating in the 15th Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)/U.S. Army University Tour at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) on Sept. 25, 27-29, 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 attended workshops on admission, financial aid, campus resources and educational opportunities offered through the U.S. Army. Students also attended a panel presentation given by first year and second year university students, and cadets to learn about the university experience.

The HACU/U.S. Army University Tour, coordinated with UTSA, included participation from students from these San Antonio area high schools:

  • Monday, Sept. 25: Brennan High School, Judson High School, KIPP Through College (KTC) San Antonio Region
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27: Jourdanton High School, Lee High School (AVID), Holmes High School, Madison High School (ROTC), Clark High School, Southwest High School
  • Thursday, Sept. 28: O’Connor High School, Madison High School, McCollum High School (School of Leadership), East Central High School
  • Friday, Sept. 29: Harlandale S.T.E.M., Frank L. Madla Early College High School, South San High School, Judson High School

A professional development event brought together high school counselors and pre-college advisors to USTA for a Counselors’ Seminar on Sept. 26. The Seminar  included sessions on the following topics: 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.

The next HACU/U.S. Army University Tour visit will be held at California State University, Fullerton Feb. 5-9, 2018. A Counselors’ Seminar will also be offered.

Photo: Previous UTSA Army Tour in 2015