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Ostvig featured in U Connects Kids on Campus program

ostvig_sm.jpgTex Ostvig, master's degree student in youth development leadership, coordinates the U Connects Kids on Campus program, designed to bring Minnesota youth to campus and expose them to the possibilities of a college education. His efforts were recently featured in a University story on the program, which has attracted more than 10,000 young people to campus since it began in 2007.

Ostvig, who attended General College and has a B.A in Spanish from the University, has served on the CEHD Alumni Society Board since 2006 and was president of the board in 2008-09. He is committed to being an ambassador for the University and the college, especially for youth who might not otherwise consider higher education. "It wasn't until I came [to the University of Minnesota] that I figured out what my identity was," Ostvig explains in the article. College "allows you to discover who you want to be."

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