Keynote Presenter--Nancy Barry, Author, Gen Y Expert


Tech Prep extends MANY THANKS to the many wonderful people whose contributions made the Tech Prep Regional Conference/Lower Rio Grande P-16 ECHS Planning Institute a success!

Thanks first to our conference sponsors: Cielo Office Products and Southern Wave Sailing Charters. We also appreciate the support provided by the Texas High School Project.

We are grateful for our college and university partners who donated door prizes and spent time sharing information with participants.

Patricia G. Pat Bubb, Executive Director, Tech Prep RGV, Inc.; Richard Vaughan, Vice President, Tech Prep Board of Directors(Chairman of the Board, Burton Companies); and Janice Mumford, Associate Board, Tech Prep RGV, Inc.

A special thank you to our student panel who shared their stories at the conference luncheon: Maria Cisneros, Harlingen CISD; Cynthia Fregoso, McAllen ISD; Oswaldo Tejeda, Progreso ISD; and Jennifer Trevino, Progreso ISD.

Our keynote speakers were wonderful!
• Nancy Barry, Speaker, Gen Y Expert, Author of When Reality Hits: What Employers Want Recent College Graduates to Know
• Barbara Garza, Associate Director, College Access and Support and Community Outreach Programs, The University of Texas Pan-American

We are grateful for the support of Tech Prep's Tech Prep Support Team (S-TEAM) leaders and other volunteers who facilitated sessions—and to the S-TEAMs who shared their best practices during breakout sessions.

We appreciate the creative ideas and insights shared by all the individuals who made presentations during breakout sessions. Conference participants heard from Tech Prep Board members, Early College High School members, Texas High School Project staff, business professionals, public school partners, and college/university leaders. We are grateful for the ideas and expertise all these individuals shared!

Tech Prep staff count it a privilege to work with the wonderful people of the Rio Grande Valley! We're looking forward to an even greater conference in 2012!

Student Panel:  (left to right) Jennifer Trevino, Progreso ISD; Oswaldo Tejeda, Progreso ISD; Cynthia Fregoso, McAllen ISD; and Maria Cisneros, Harlingen CISD
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