College Assistance Migrant Program
Dr. Lisa Ramirez visits UW CAMP students to speak about her autobiography
“Dulcified: Sweetened by the Education of Life”
This year, Cohort 4 had the opportunity to read Dulcified: Sweetened by the Education of Life, as a required reading for the CAMP seminar. As a treat they were also visited by none other than the author herself, Dr. Lisa Ramirez. In partnership with the Ethnic Cultural Center staff and the TRiO/SSS staff, Dr. Ramirez had one eventful day at the UW. Her morning started off with a Directors Leadership Breakfast hosted by the ECC staff. Lunch was a special private gathering for all UW CAMP students where they were able to express their thoughts about the book and talk to Dr. Ramirez one on one. The lunch concluded with a group photo and the students teaching Dr. Ramirez how to be a true husky and put her dubs up! The evening concluded with a chance to learn about leadership through conversation at the fireside chat, which was open to the public and gave the community an opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Ramirez. Although her visit was brief, she was able to touch many students and staff with her inspirational words of wisdom.
Welcome Cohort 4!
This year UW CAMP staff has the pleasure of welcoming 57 students to Cohort 4. Our students participated in a 3 day orientation that included attending the UW Freshman Convocation, as well as enjoying team building exercises to get to know each other and the staff.
Doors open for migrant students to attend and succeed at UW, other colleges
Seattle Times Reporter Lornet Turnbull interviewed UW CAMP staff and students for the recent success of the program!
”This month, the U.S. Department of Education, which oversees it, awarded the UW program a No. 1 ranking for achieving perfect scores on two key performance measures last year: All 61 CAMP participants completed their first year and continued on to their second year. It was the only program to achieve that distinction.”
Jose Carmona, 21, is preparing to begin his fourth year at the University of Washington, where he’s majoring in public health and plans to attend medical school. Carmona is from Wapato, Yakima County, where his family picks fruit in the orchards.
University of Washington Welcomes CAMP Program
The 2010-2011 Academic Year marked the first year of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington’s Seattle Campus. The UW CAMP is one of three programs that make up the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s Counseling Services division (OMA&D-CS). Working alongside TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) and the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), the CAMP Program is designed to assist first-year college students from migrant/seasonal farm working families attending the UW by providing academic and personal support, financial assistance, peer mentoring, and leadership opportunities. UW CAMP is federally funded to serve 50 participants each year.
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