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UTA In The News — Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Bound for Success initiative expanded

The University of Texas at Arlington on Tuesday announced new partnerships with the Grand Prairie and Mansfield school districts for a significant expansion of Bound for Success, the early admissions initiative aimed at increasing the number of high school students who earn a college degree, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Digital Journal, TheStreet.com, San Francisco Business Times and several other websites. In addition to guaranteed admission for high-achieving students, the program provides advising and support to help students maximize opportunities to earn college credit, be well prepared and navigate the application and admissions process.

Encouraging students to earn college degrees

The Dallas Morning News, KXAS/NBC 5 and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on a Tuesday event where Grand Prairie ISD and UT Arlington officials announced expansion of the Bound for Success program, the UT Arlington pre-admission initiative aimed at encouraging more high school students to earn their college degrees. The event featured UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari, Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen, a distinguished UT Arlington alumnus, and Superintendent Susan Hull. The Star-Telegram also included details of a similar partnership with Mansfield ISD. Mansfield junior Austin Macleod said: “I’ll definitely remember UT Arlington for helping me this way.”

Answering the call

UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari was interviewed in a WBAP/820AM story that linked UT Arlington’s recently expanded Bound for Success program with legislative calls to streamline the pipeline from high school to college. “What it really does is provide motivation for people who are in their junior year that they actually can go on to a four-year university,” Karbhari said.

Challenge renewed

Tarrant County College and The University of Texas at Arlington recently renewed their challenge to students at Fort Worth's Charles E. Nash Elementary School to commit to earning a college degree, free of charge, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. If program participants meet all requirements and earn a degree at TCC, UT Arlington will cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees not covered by other grants and scholarships for two years.