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Maria Leyva
success1_LargeMaria came to us from El Paso, Texas and is from the New Mexico State University CAMP’s first cohort (2002). Throughout her career at NMSU, Maria has interned with Ethicon-Endo Surgery Inc. and Johnson and Johnson. Maria has conducted research at New Mexico Tech as a participant in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, and will work this summer at Los Alamos National Laboratories before continuing her graduate work. She is currently exploring fellowship opportunities at the University of Arizona and the University of New Mexico.

Maria Leyva, BS Chemical Engineering, Minor in Environmental Management, May 2008 New Mexico State University, CAMP
Concepción Mendoza
Picture of ConcepciónConcepción has blossomed from a shy college freshman to an outgoing engineer! She’s currently president of the New Mexico State University’s Concrete Canoe Team and served as a CAMP Learning Community Leader for two years, serving as a mentor to  CAMP  freshmen living on campus. Concepción  has interned at the Texas Department  of  Transportation for the past two summers and now she  has offers from nine different corporations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico eager to bring her onboard after she graduates this May 2008.
“The CAMP program has allowed the calluses in my hands to heal and my mind to grow.”

Concepción Mendoza, Civil Engineering Technology, May 2008 New Mexico State University CAMP
Manuel Cuevas-Sanchez
success3_LargeA native of Guanajuato, Mexico, Manuel is currently a sophomore Mathematics major enrolled in Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s High School Equivalency Program (HEP). In the fall of 2005, he received the CAMP scholarship and enrolled at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College full-time after receiving his GED, and spending seven months of vigorously studying English.

“In 2006, CAMP recognized me for outstanding academic achievement, with The Goizueta Foundation  Scholars Fund Scholarship. A member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, I have served as a tutor for HEP, CAMP, and the college’s Academic Assistance Center.

Thanks to the HEP/CAMP program, I will graduate on May 2, 2008, with my Associate of Science degree in Mathematics and will transfer to the University of Tennessee, where I hope to earn a bachelor’s and enter the education field as a math teacher.”

Manuel Cuevas-Sanchez, Science and Mathematics, May 2008
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, Georgia)
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