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University trains faculty and students about Dreamers

University trains faculty and students about Dreamers - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

The Office of International Affairs hosted a training for undocumented and DACAmented students including issues related to undocumented and DACAmented status, experiences on college campuses, admissions and financial aid. The next UndocuAlly workshop will be held Oct. 14. Photo by Ruben Betancourt

The Office of Student Success and Engagement is offering virtual UndocuAlly workshops this semester on becoming an ally for undocumented college students brought to the U.S. as children. They are open to all faculty, staff and students at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

The office hosted its first one, led by an official UndocuAlly staff member, on Zoom, Sept. 20.

Future sessions will be from 10 a.m.-noon on Oct. 14, 1-3 p.m on Nov. 16 and 10 a.m-noon on Dec. 9.

The UndocuAlly workshop will help faculty, staff and students understand the issues that Dreamers face at the university and teach attendees to be inclusive. They will learn practical skills and become an official Dreamers ally, said Kimberley Nañez, executive director for student success and engagement.

Hugo Cantero, academic success coach, said Student Success has “many resources” when it comes to the Dreamers population on campus.

“It’s strongly important that our Dreamer students have the support and allyship they need at A&M-San Antonio,” Cantero said.

For more information or to RSVP to the workshop, contact the Office of Student Success and Engagemnt at dreamer@tamusa.edu or visit the university’s UndocuAlly training webpage at https://www.tamusa.edu/academic-affairs/student-academic-success-center/dreamers-resource-hub/trainings.html 

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D'Mitrius Rios
D'Mitrius Rios
D'Mitrius Rios is a senior communications major at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He received his associate of arts from Northwest Vista College in December of 2016. He works at a movie theater in addition to being a full-time student. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, watching his favorite TV shows and singing. Upon graduating, he hopes to pursue a career in social media or writing.

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