BESO provides support for
those students majoring in
education. A majority of our
members are interested in
MASO exists as a fellowship to
students at UH. Many of our
members share the values and
ideas of our ancestors.
Hijos Del Sol commits itself to
Community involvement forces
us to know more about ourselves
as well as our cultural heritage.
^^/ r. Silvia
talks to Myrna
in Austin. The
courtesy of BESO.
/n a country known as the
"melting pot" of the world, there
are many students that go into school
not knowing how to speak English.
Due to the growing
number of non-
English speaking students, there is a strong
need for bilingual education.
and other education
students realized the
need for a University
of Houston chapter of
the Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO).
Galvez said, "Basically, we formed
this chapter of the nationally recognized BESO because UH lacks an organization for education majors. Our
Our group is open
to all, not just
advisor, said, "Perhaps the most important function of a conference is
the opportunity for professional development. Students meet other ed-
ucators in bilingual/second language
education and learn
about innovative programs."
The students who
attended the conference felt there were
many different reasons for participating
in the conference.
Myrna Venegas said,
"I went to the conference in Austin
because I wanted to learn more about
Alba Chavez had a different reason. She said, "Actually, I went to
the conference in Austin out of cu-
group is open to all education ma- riosity and to get a few freebies."
jors, not just those involved with bi- Xochil Hinshaw said, "I felt that
lingual education." educators and future educators
This past year BESO attended a should be kept up to date on the
bilingual education conference in latest teaching concepts."
Austin. Dr. Sylvia Pena, the group's -Jonathan Imperial
MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION
Severino Garza, Maria Garza, Geneva Maya, Carol Alvarado; Lillia Trevino,
Sandra Villagomez, Debbie Barrera, Carlos Salvabierra, Jaime Gaona, Phil LopeZ/
Eva Silva, Tom Carrizal; Greg Rios, Frank Yevereno, Ramon Bustamante, Gabriel
Chavez, Edward Porras.Pftofo by Jerry Munoz.
HIJOS DEL SOL-Tom Carrizal, Gabriel Chavez, Alfred Porras,
Eva Silva, Edward Garcia, Phil Lopez, Ramon Bustamante.Pfcofo
by Jerry Munoz.
BILINGUAL EDUCATION STUDENT ORGANIZATION
Rosie Saldana, Norma Siraj, Rebecca Barron, Elizabeth Galvez, Zulema Long, Rosa
Carillo, Xochil Hinshaw, Sandra Gonzalez; Frank Gonzalez, Barbara Rivas, Aneie De
Anda, Sylvia Pena, Myrna Venegas, Gloria Belmares, Jody Postel, Adriana