UTSA and H-E-B partner to help college-bound South Texans

UTSA Mobile Go Center

UTSA President Ricardo Romo (right) with Fox Tech High School students and principal at UTSA Mobile Go Center

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(April 14, 2010)--The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives and H-E-B Grocery Co. are partnering this year to support college-bound South Texans at a series of Mobile Go Center events.

The UTSA Mobile Go Center, a one-stop source of college knowledge, will be staffed with UTSA representatives and parked at H-E-B locations in San Antonio, Crystal City and Lytle to help prospective college students and their families research colleges, prepare applications for admission and answer questions about financial aid forms.

UTSA and H-E-B will host jointly seven Mobile Go Center events. The first, a public kick-off, is 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 14 at the H-E-B Plus store, 10718 Potranco, in San Antonio. On From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 19, The Mobile Go Center will visit the H-E-B Crystal City store, 514 E. Zavala.

Additional visits are scheduled on these dates from 3 to 7 p.m.:

  • June 16, H-E-B Plus, 6818 S. Zarzamora, San Antonio
  • June 30, H-E-B, 1956 Interstate 35 South, Lytle
  • July 14, H-E-B, 108 N. Rosilla, San Antonio
  • Aug. 18, H-E-B, 2130 Culebra, San Antonio
  • Sept. 15, H-E-B Plus, McCreless Market, 4199 S. New Braunfels, San Antonio

"We are proud to support education initiatives in our community," said Dya Campos, H-E-B public affairs director. "Our partnership with UTSA will see that valuable information on college options is made available to our customers, helping them to realize that the goal of higher education is within their reach."

The UTSA Mobile Go Center supports the College for Texans Campaign and the state's higher education plan, Closing the Gaps. Both initiatives aim to significantly increase the number of students enrolled in Texas colleges and universities by 2015. According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas colleges and universities received more than 132,000 first-time undergraduate applications for college admission in the summer-fall 2009 admission cycle.

"The Office of P-20 Initiatives is committed to increasing access to higher education through our outreach programs, and we are so pleased that H-E-B shares that commitment," said Rachel Ruiz, UTSA associate vice president for P-20 initiatives.

To learn more about the Mobile Go Center visits to H-E-B stores, contact Darrell Balderrama, UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives, at 210-458-2769.