CAMP is Back and Supporting Students

The College Assistance Migrant Program—also called CAMP—has returned to Eastern Washington University.

The federally funded program is designed to support students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds during their first year of college. The program provides participants with financial assistance and academic support services, with the goal of preparing them to continue their education at Eastern Washington University.

We are happy to welcome our first cohort this winter quarter and look forward to getting to know them and supporting them in achieving their academic and personal goals!

For more information regarding the College Assistance Migrant Program, please reach out to Rocío Rangel.
Phone: (509) 359-2230

Meet Our EWU Staff:

CAMP Professional Staff: Brooke Nicholson, Rocío Rangel and Emilio Bustos

Outreach Specialist: Emilio Bustos is originally from Royal City, Washington. Emilio is a CAMP alum of Eastern and received his BA in criminal justice, with a minor in Spanish and sociology. He then continued his education at Eastern and received his MA in public administration. His experiences with CAMP and Eastern Washington University are the reason he is a loud and proud Eagle!

Retention Specialist: Brooke Nicholson is an EWU Alum who graduated in 2009 with a degree in English/technical writing and a minor in visual communication design. She is currently completing the EWU graduate program in history. She has worked in non-profit for many years in local land conservation and working with women experiencing homelessness in Spokane.

Project Director: Rocío Rangel is a proud daughter of immigrant parents and CAMP alumna. She has worked with and for migrant and seasonal farm working families for other 10 years, focusing on guidance and access to higher education. Rocío has profound respect and gratitude to the CAMP program for opening the doors to her professional career and for greatly influencing the person she is today. She is honored and humbled by the work ahead in establishing this program and meeting the needs of CAMP students.

Academic Director: Nydia Martinez, PhD, the director of Chicana/o/x Studies and an assistant professor of history, graciously continues to provide the program with her expertise, leadership and support.

CAMP also welcomes eight amazing mentoring tutors who work directly with the students we serve. Their mentoring provides an opportunity to connect with upperclassmen of similar backgrounds who assist first year CAMP students with the academic and cultural transitions into college.

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