We are working hard to form partnerships with various agencies to ensure a smooth transition for our families from Mexico. As part of this effort, PPAS Admissions Team members attended the 2019 Student Visa Intergovernmental Symposium on May 22 at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley-Brownsville. They had the pleasure of visiting with Samantha Lopez, the UTRGV International & Student Services Director; Rafael Hernandez, the U.S. Consular Officer in Matamoros representing the U.S. Department of State; Mario Campbell, HSI Supervisor; and Maria Kishore, Assistant Port Director for the Office of Field Operations Port of Brownsville U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Hats off to the Class of 2019 who graduated on Saturday, May 18. Best wishes to our Eagles as they leave our nest and move on to their next adventure!
Who doesn't remember their high school prom? At Pan Am, we strive to expose our international study body to experiences, like pep rallies, homecoming, and the prom, that give them a taste of U.S. culture. However, unlike traditional public schools where the prom is primarily an event for juniors and seniors, our prom is open to students from all grade levels.
Each year, the junior class works hard months in advance to plan the event, as a tribute to the graduating seniors. This year, the "Memories are Forever" themed prom, held on Saturday, April 27, did not disappoint. Prom King and Queen, David Araujo and Allison Cabanzo, and their friends and classmates will certainly cherish the memories forever!
One of our own, Horacio Quiroz, Jr. (PPAS Class of 1994) passed away on April 22, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. horacio was a police officer for the City of Dallas for 15 years. Please join us in keeping his family in your prayers.
Students participated in a special Easter service in chapel this morning, followed by the flowering of the cross and the traditional campus egg hunt. Pastor Eric gave a special message to students, and the choir presented two musical selections. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 23, after a short Easter break for our students and staff.