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GO Center Program at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Receives Regional Award for Success with Low-Income Students

February 07, 2012

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The GO Center Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has received the CollegeKeys Compact 2012 Innovation Award for the Southwestern Region from the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center in the category of “Getting In.”

The CollegeKeys Compact Innovation Awards program was established to recognize institutions and agencies for their innovation and demonstrated efficacy in increasing the percentage of low-income students who get ready for, get into, or get through college successfully.

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi GO Centers, funded by a $330,000 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grant, seek to provide students and parents with an increased understanding of the benefits of higher education. The GO Centers operate in 14 Coastal Bend high schools and assist students with filling out FAFSA, college and scholarship applications, and providing general college information. The GO Centers are closely aligned with the “Closing the Gaps by 2015” initiative and strive to increase college awareness and readiness for all high school students and their families.

Dr. Gerardo Moreno, assistant vice president for Student Success, and Leslee Basse, Title V program manager, were recognized during a reception held Feb. 3 at the Southwestern Regional Forum in Little Rock, Ark.

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