AUSTIN, Texas—William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, will be in Laredo on June 14 to welcome recent high school graduates who will become freshman students at the university next fall.
Powers also will meet with parents of the students as well as alumni and community leaders at the Texas Exes Laredo Chapter Send-Off celebration at 6:30 p.m. in the Commerce Bank building, 5800 San Dario St.
Jim Boon, executive director of the Texas Exes, said he and various university officials will be traveling with Powers to answer questions during the “Longhorn Hook ’em Up” session regarding the Texas Exes, student housing, financial aid, student government, Camp Texas and campus life.
The event, sponsored by the Texas Exes Laredo Chapter, is part of an effort to enhance and expand the university’s relationships with various constituencies in Texas. Similar send-offs will be held in McAllen, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Brownsville.
For more information contact: Erin Crook, Texas Exes, 512-471-3805, or Robert D. Meckel, Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847.