PASS Recognizes Student Achievement at Graduation Ceremony

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – More than 60 students, staff, and faculty from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi attended the Programs for Academic Student Support (PASS) graduation ceremony on Dec. 5.

PASS utilizes events such as its graduation ceremonies to recognize the accomplishments of its students. The students are resilient in their accomplishments as most are either first-generation college students, low socio-economic students, or students with a documented disability. The graduation ceremony is an opportunity to honor the graduating students with their cords, certificates of program completion, and a gift offered from their respected programs.

Each program – Student Support Services, SSS-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), SSS-TEACH, McNair Scholars program, Project GRAD, and The Go Center Program –  are committed to seeing their students succeed in obtaining their bachelor’s degree as well as promote the opportunities for graduate school.

The families of each student are also encouraged to attend and be a part of the memorable occasion as the PASS programs also seek to promote the social and emotional needs of their students throughout their academic progress.

Often, PASS students form bonds with staff members. When asked about PASS graduation, Javier Narvaez said, “It was amazing! I didn't realize there was so many students graduating from PASS. It is the end of one chapter, but the beginning of another. It was a great experience!”

PASS programs will be honoring 37 seniors with their cords, as they are scheduled to participate in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15.