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May 4, 2016


HACU’s Annual Conference to feature workshops focused on HSIs

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 30th Annual Conference taking place this fall in San Antonio, Texas, the hometown of the Association, will feature 58 workshops under six tracks, with several workshops highlighting collaborative projects between colleges and universities and community partners, organizations and other institutions. All workshops are part of HACU’s premier conference on Hispanic higher education, Oct. 8-10 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

The sessions will address issues of importance to Hispanic-Serving Institutions, such as study abroad, STEM, grant writing, and federal funding opportunities, and report on best or promising practices for Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Hispanic-Serving School Districts and other institutions serving the Hispanic student community.

A few of the workshops to be offered are:

PCOM Opportunities Academy: A STEMM–Health Professions Pipeline Development Program - Partnership between Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and Esperanza College (an HSI) and Aspira Charter (an HSSD) in establishing the PCOM Opportunities Academy: A STEMM-Health Professions Pipeline Development Program (PCOM Opps).

Parent/Child Scholarship Program–Promoting Two Generations of College Success - The program provides two years of free college tuition to the child of parents who complete an educational goal at Alamo Colleges. Over 200 parents have completed the program, and 25 of their children are attending college as second generation scholars.

The Mercy College School of Education Bronx Parent Center: A Successful College/Community Partnership - Session on the Mercy College School of Education’s Bronx Parent Center, a first-of-its-kind, faculty-led initiative working with Bronx Latino families to increase student achievement in PreK–12 and ensure college access.

The Art of Grant Writing to Support Hispanic Student Success - Presentation on a Title V funded project in a school of nursing providing enhanced learning and success for Hispanic students seeking a professional nursing degree.

HSSD Roundtable Discussion: Paving the Way for College Access and Success - University of Texas - Arlington Crossroads is a partnership of 90 colleges/universities, chambers of commerce, non-profits, faith-based organizations, professional associations, scholarship programs, businesses and corporations, the Dallas ISD and suburban school districts, and charter schools. The combined mission is to provide access to and success in higher education for first- and second-generation students from low-to-moderate income households.


Click here to view the turn-page version of the Conference Announcement.

Click here to download the PDF.