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Nov. 6, 2014

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HACU Member Advisory
11/5/2014 - The Midterm Elections and Implications for Congress

Internship Application Deadlines 
Apply by Nov. 14, 2014
for Spring 2015 Internship

City Year’s second application deadline for  2015-16 corps member positions is Nov. 15 

Submissions for the fourth $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize, being accepted at

2015 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year. Deadline: Dec. 31. 

Dept. of Labor Scholars Program. DOL will fund up to seven researchers, with individual awards ranging from $10,000–$50,000. Deadline: 5 p.m. EST, Dec. 12, 2014.

CDC Internships, Fellowships & Public Health Training Opportunities

The deadline for the following  programs is Jan. 31, 2015.
Summer Public Health Scholars

Future Public Health Leaders Program

Project IMHOTEP Summer Research Internships

Maternal and Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement

James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

2015 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship. The deadline to apply is Feb. 18, 2015.




Feb. 25-27, 2015
11th International Conference
Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico

Feb. 28, 2015
International Symposium
Universidad de Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Guanajuato Mexico

March 23-24, 2015
20th Annual National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Washington, D.C.

New! HACU 2015 Calendar of Events is Now Available.
Download, click here.



Subscribe or Advertise in
The Voice of Hispanic Higher Education Magazine.
Winter edition
Ad Reservation
deadline: Jan 15

America Reads Spanish (Sept)


HACU task force to focus on Hispanic participation in STEM
The decision to form the HACU STEM Force arose based on the need to address the persisting underrepresentation of Hispanics in STEM fields says HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. The first meeting was held on Oct. 7, 2014 in Denver, Colo. More>>


HACU needs your support on Giving Tuesday - only four weeks
Help spread the word and show your support for Hispanic higher education by donating to HACU on Dec. 2 as part of #GivingTuesday. Be a part of a global day dedicated to giving back. Visit 

National Latino leaders call on President to fulfill promise without further delay to halt deportations for millions
“We urge the President to take prompt action to stop the separation of any more college students from their families, many of them attending Hispanic-Serving Institutions. President Obama has repeatedly stated that he will act soon to end the deportation of hard-working immigrants and, now that the elections have concluded, we ask him to proceed without further delay,” said Antonio R. Flores, HACU President and CEO. More>>  (NHLA website)

HACU President discusses underrepresentation of Hispanics in the federal workforce
HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores was recently in Washington, D.C., to meet with key government officials to discuss ways to diversify the federal workforce and the importance of HSIs in these efforts. Meetings with USAID, U.S. Department of the Interior, Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs were held. More>> 

HACU signs Memorandum of Understanding with DHS
HACU and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have signed an MOU to expand outreach to college students and recent graduates about DHS opportunities available for internships, fellowships and federal employment. More>>

HACU announces new chair and Governing Board Members
The new chair of HACU's Governing Board will be Tomás D. Morales, president of California State University, San Bernardino. New members include Joseph Castro, president of California State University, and Mike Flores, president of Palo Alto College. New officers were also announced. More>>

HACU International Conference November deadlines  
Nov. 7 is the deadline to reserve an advertising space in the conference program.
Early bird conference rates will be available until, Nov. 21, 2014. Exhibitor, and sponsorship opportunities are currently available. More>> 

HACU’s Commission on International Education welcomes new chair and member
Fernando León García, rector of CETYS Universidad Baja California, will serve as chair of HACU’s Commission on International Education and Maria Hernandez Ferrier, president of Texas A&M University is a new member of the Commission. More>> 

HACU National Internship Program deadlines approaching 
The HACU National Internship Program is seeking students for a variety of internship opportunities nationwide. The spring deadline is Nov. 14.  More>> 

Chair, co-chair re-elected to Corporate & Philanthropic Council
The HACU Corporate & Philanthropic Council has re-elected as its chair Jerrold “Jerry” S. Gattegno of Deloitte Tax LLP and as vice-chair Joseph “Joe” T. Mella of Goldman Sachs. More>>

HACU delegation of Central American university representatives visit U.S. campuses
HACU, the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica and the Department of State partnered to arrange U.S. university tours for representatives of Central American universities to discuss student exchange among institutions. The tour included campus visits in Denver, Northern California area (San Francisco), the Southern California area (Los Angeles), and in San Antonio, Texas. More>> 
Photo and related story by CSUF News Service - More>> 

Southwest Airlines and HACU announce travel award recipients  
HACU and Southwest Airlines announced 90 students were selected to receive the annual "Lánzate/Take Off" Education Travel Award.

HACU signs MOU with The Department of State of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
HACU president and CEO Antonio R. Flores and Alexis Morales-Fresse, Under Secretary for Administration, Department of State, signed an MOU to establish a framework to help promote the offerings of the various academic institutions in Puerto Rico to students across the United States and internationally. More>>

HACU’s Hispanic higher education conference sees record attendance
More than more than 1,500 participants from the U.S., Spain, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Mexico participated in HACU's 28th Annual Conference in Denver, CO. The 2014 conference included welcoming remarks by the Honorable Joseph A. Garcia, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado (pictured) during the Opening Plenary. More>>  

PowerPoint Presentations
are posted online, click here. Special thanks to 28th Annual Conference sponsors, advertisers and exhibitors. 

Other Headlines
HSI Advocates Question Relevancy, Accuracy of College Ratings Systems

HSI Leaders Urged to Make Voices Heard When it Comes to Funding

D.C. Courts’ present HACU with Community Agency Award

HACU/U.S. Army University Tour heads to CSU Fullerton