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UT Austin President Larry R. Faulkner to visit Laredo students in “Send-off 2000” celebration

Some of the best academic achievers who were graduated this spring from Laredo-area high schools will be visited on Monday (June 12) by the president of The University of Texas at Austin.

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AUSTIN, Texas —Some of the best academic achievers who were graduated this spring from Laredo-area high schools will be visited on Monday (June 12) by the president of The University of Texas at Austin.

President Larry R. Faulkner and a delegation of UT Austin officials will participate in a “Send-Off 2000” celebration honoring about 60 students who have been accepted to attend UT Austin during the fall 2000 semester. The 5:30 p.m. celebration in the Commerce Bank, 2120 Saunders St., will be followed there by a 6:30 p.m. “Longhorn Hook ‘Em Up” providing an opportunity for entering freshmen and their parents to ask questions from the UT Austin representatives regarding admissions, student financial aid, housing, alumni activities and campus life.

“The Laredo Send-Off provides an opportunity for me to meet and welcome new UT students, to answer questions, and to assure their parents that they are in good hands. Attending the University is a challenging and rewarding adventure, and I want new students to have all the information they need to succeed,” said Faulkner.

David Garcia, president of the Laredo Ex-Students’ Association, will serve as master of ceremonies for the “Send-Off” celebration, which will feature Faulkner and current UT Austin student Sara Ponce as guest speakers.

Dr. Bob Galvan, special assistant with the Office of the President for Human Resources and Community Relations, said the send-offs co-sponsored by the University and constituents in Laredo area help to nurture strong and important relationships in addition to serving as a welcome for the students.

For additional information, contact Galvan at (512) 475-6061, or Dr. Peggy Kruger, Associate Vice President for Administration and Director, Office of Public Affairs, (512) 471-3151.