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June 4, 2012

Lupe Flores 

HACU and the National Archives celebrate a seven-year partnership

“A Conversation with Top Hispanic Executives in the Federal Government” was the topic of discussion at an event hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, D.C. on June 4. In attendance were HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores, HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) staff and HNIP summer interns, HACU alumni and supporters.

The partnership between HACU and NARA has been in place since 2005, with 74 students serving as interns, including 13 for this summer. NARA has been focused on increasing diversity within their workforce, especially with Hispanics which currently represent 1.3 percent within NARA, with the national percentage for Hispanic librarians at 5.2 percent.

The event is one of several taking place throughout 2012 recognizing the 20-year milestone of the HACU National Internship Program’s partnerships which began with federal partners.

Dr. Antonio R. Flores addresses panelists and guests on June 4, during “A Conversation with Top Hispanic Executives in the Federal Government” in Washington D.C. (L-R) On stage, panelists included Noemi Pizarro-Hyman, Jeffrey Vargas, Mary Lou Valdez, Fred Soto, and Veronica Villalobos.