Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, August 2, 2002
UTPB initiates early admission program for students
Students who have completed their junior year in high school can get a
jumpstart toward a university degree this fall by enrolling in the new Early
Admission Program (EAP) at The University of the Permian Basin.
"We have heard from several parents of high school students regarding
what they perceive as a need for UTPB to admit students prior to graduating
from high school," said UTPB Director of Admissions Vickie Gomez (915) 552-2605.
"This—plus the fact that our President, Dr. W. David Watts, is a strong
advocate of an Early Admissions Program _allowed us to speed up the decision
process in order to begin the program this fall."
In order for students to participate in the EAP, they must:
_ have completed their junior year of high school
_ be ranked in the top 25% of their class
_ have a "B" average
_ presented a score of 900 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT
_ have a recommendation of their high school principal or counselor
_ have the approval of their parent or guardian acknowledging an understanding
of the program and granting approval for participation
Students will be required to submit the Texas Common Application in addition
to an EAP application. They will be required to pay the regular tuition
rates and will be permitted to enroll in college conducted during and after
school hours and during summer terms. According to President Watts, this
program will be of special benefit to those students that have completed
or lack very few units to meet their high school graduation requirements
and are ready to begin their university studies.
Except for remediation courses and physical activity courses, the students
will be allowed to enroll in up to six hours of any freshman level courses
that are offered.
For additional information, students interesting in the EAP program should
contact Leo Martinez or Edia Hernandez in the Office of Admissions, phone
Workman named coordinator at UNT
Lindley Workman, daughter of Jerry and Emma Workman, has been named the
Coordinator of Supplemental Instruction for the University of North Texas.
In her new position, Workman will coordinate 30-plus tutors and contribute
to the academic support services offered by the Student Development Division
of UNT. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a unique brand of tutoring targeting
classes with low success rates and incorporating Study skills techniques
to ensure the future success of participating students.
Workman has been involved with the UNT Learning Center for two years,
both as a tutor and as the Assistant Coordinator of SI.
She will also be teaching for the English Department this fall.
Workman is a 1997 graduate of Pecos High School. She graduated Magna
Cum Laude from UNT in May 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and is
currently working on a Master's degree to be completed August 2003.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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