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Orientation is the start of a new era for students 

“Dali” Saenz said she is eager to learn what college will be like. Daliarlene “Dali” Saenz said she is eager to learn what college will be like.
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – JUNE 19, 2013 – Grouped according to their intended majors, students meet with representatives and department chairs from the different colleges and schools, learning about degree plans and
asking questions.

At a recent orientation, Daliarlene “Dali” Saenz said she is eager to learn what college will be like.   

The 17-year-old valedictorian for Valley Christian High School has been accepted into the University Scholars program which provides a full scholarship for the next four years.

”I plan to pursue a degree in sociology and hope to become a social worker,” Saenz said. “I am concerned with social justice and want to help those who cannot help themselves.”

Saenz says she is grateful for the support and encouragement she has received and she plans to keep up with her degree plan in order to graduate in four years.

Mario Montaño, 19, will pursue a degree in electrical engineering. He came with his family to the United States from Mexico when he was in 10th grade.

“I am really grateful to live in Brownsville,” Montaño said. “Having the university right here in my city gives me the opportunity of achieving high success while staying close to my relatives and friends.”

Montaño said he had full support from his family and teachers in high school. He is very grateful for this new opportunity and encourages everyone in high school to attend college as soon as they graduate.

“I know many on the other side of the border who would give anything for being able to go to college,” he said.

Orientation is required for students planning to attend UTB. This summer, sessions will take place on Wednesday, June 19, Tuesday June 25, Wednesday July 17 and Wednesday July 31.

Dr. Mark Kroll, Dean of the School of Business speaks to new students at Orientation.O Dr. Mark Kroll, Dean of the School of Business speaks to new students at Orientation.

“Attending Orientation provides students with an awareness of all the resources and programs available to make the most of their University experience,” said David   ​Mariscal, coordinator of judicial affairs. “During on-campus orientation, students will be able to register for classes.”

To further accommodate prospective, new or current students, the offices of Admissions and Recruitment, Financial Aid and Orientation will have extended hours on Thursday evenings, through Thursday, July 25. The offices will be open until 7 p.m.

Staff will be set up in the Tandy Hall Information Center, while Financial Aid and Admissions and Recruitment will be in their respective offices. Students can receive information about admissions, financial aid and sign up for orientation.

The first day of classes for the fall semester is Monday, Aug. 26.


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