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August 8, 2018

Emergency Management Institute offers free FEMA course for HSIs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is once again offering the E0390 Integrating Emergency Management Education into Your Institution course at EMI. This course is specifically designed for minority-serving institutions. The two-day course for Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Asian American Pacific Islanders is scheduled February 25-26, 2019, on the campus of the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD. Additional courses are also scheduled for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

The course provides the skills and knowledge for establishing an emergency management or homeland security degree program or courses at colleges or universities. The target audience includes department chairs and faculty of emergency management-related disciplines such as sociology, geography, public administration or psychology, science and technology, or those responsible for curriculum decisions. For course details and registration information, click here.

Enrollment is limited to 15 participants for this offering, enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Travel is reimbursable and there is no tuition or lodging cost. The participant’s only expense is the cost of meals while at the workshop. EMI is located on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, about 75 miles north of Washington, D.C.  For any questions and registration information, contact Mitigation Branch Chief, Lillian Virgil, at, or by phone at 301-447-1490. 

Important Dates:

Aug. 24, 5 p.m. CST – Deadline for accounting majors to apply for the $10,000 Jorge Caballero Student Leadership Award offered by Deloitte LLP. The student selected will be sponsored to attend the HACU ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute of HACU's 32nd Annual Conference, Oct. 6-8, 2018, Atlanta, GA., where the leadership award will be presented during a conference event. Information about eligibility and online application is available here.

Aug. 31 – Deadline for request for Title V program success stories about how Title V program funding has made a difference for students on your campus. Stories (500 word count) will be considered for publishing in The Voice of Hispanic Higher Education magazine. Email to and include with a university logo and photos.

Sept. 21 – Online registration deadline for HACU’s 32nd Annual Conference, "Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Building America's Future," Oct. 6-8, 2018, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA.

Sept. 17-23 is National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week. More>> 

HACU’s 2018-19 calendar of events is available for download here. Advertising, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. 

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