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Embracing Cultural Pride: Empowering Hispanic Futures in Higher Education

Dr. Godinez explores the intertwining of Hispanic heritage and the Back-to-School experience, highlighting cultural pride, educational challenges, and empowering futures. It emphasizes how cultural pride shapes identity, addresses educational obstacles, and empowers Hispanic students to advocate for their community and future generations through higher education

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Hispanic Community August 2015 Premium

A Latina’s Passion for Culturally-Responsive Education

Much of her childhood was spent in the fields, picking onions, sugar beets, and broom corn, all while maintaining strong grades despite her migrant family’s itinerant life. Today, because of her experience, Dr. Socorro Herrera knows how to make a difference for all those who, like her, have lived a unique cultural experience that often goes overlooked in today’s educational setting.

Hispanic Community July 2015 Premium

Building False Crisis: The Role of the Media Covering Undocumented Immigrants

The role of mainstream news media is to be a watchdog of society. It means to be unbiased, offer surveillance, be the fourth estate of the government, and to take Voltaire’s words to heart: “With great power comes great responsibility.” Every trained journalist should know and practice the four pillars of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics, which are to: seek the truth and report it, minimize harm, be accountable, and act independently.

Hispanic Community July 2015 Premium

Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM)’s Upcoming Convention to Discuss STEM and Job Training Issues

Washington, DC--LATISM, a national leading organization of Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media, will be returning to DC for their 7th annual convention, which is to be held at the JW Marriott October 28 to 30, 2015. LATISM members, along with tech innovators, corporate leaders, policy experts, investors, and elected officials, will convene to showcase the contributions of the Latino community to technology, innovation, and economic growth. In addition, the conference will address the challenges and opportunities that we face as a nation with the continued shortage of STEM workers and a growing Hispanic population not equipped to fill the jobs of the next century. Latinos are projected to account for 75% of the growth in the nation’s labor force by 2020, therefore, Latinos are the country’s untapped resource to contribute to the next generation of innovators.

Hispanic Community July 2015 Premium

Self-Made Latina Media Mogul

Facing off with mega entrepreneur Donald Trump in the television show The Celebrity Apprentice didn’t much faze Nely Galán. Dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine, she was a self-made media mogul herself, earning her first six figures before she was 30 years old. As owner and president of Galán Entertainment, she had already been quite successful as a television producer of more than 600 different types of shows in English and Spanish, including the acclaimed The Swan.

Hispanic Community July 2015 Premium

Summer Institute Cultivates Emerging Minority Business Leaders

Fifty-four Latino and African-American university sophomores and juniors gathered last summer at the University of California (UC) at Davis School of Management to become future leaders for MBA programs nationwide. They participated in University of California's Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML), a program designed to help increase the number of minority students considering MBA programs. The UC Davis Graduate School of Management was home to the third year of this program, which was established by six University of California schools in 2012 to attract more minorities to master's programs in business.

Hispanic Community July 2015 Premium

Hispanics Optimistic About the Power and Affordability of Higher Education

An overwhelming majority of Americans continue to believe that having a certificate or degree beyond high school is important to our success as a nation and as individuals. But, according to results from a recent Gallup-Lumina Foundation Poll on Higher Education, Hispanics and African-Americans believe most strongly in the power of postsecondary education to help deliver good jobs and a better quality of life. In addition, Hispanics are more optimistic than other groups that this type of education is available and affordable to all.

Hispanic Community July 2015 Premium

Havidán Rodríguez Honored for Leadership and Lasting Impact on Higher Education

That quote comes from a colleague of Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, president ad interim of The University of Texas-Pan American and founding provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, who recently received the prestigious Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education Award at the annual American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) conference.

Hispanic Community July 2015 Premium

From the Scholars' Corner

I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I just never realized that my true passion would lie in serving my Latino community. As I sit on the brink of a new career, PhD in hand, constantly looking for ways to make education more equitable for Latinos, I find it necessary to reflect on how I’ve come to be here today. As an undergraduate student in teacher education, I soon discovered that I not only wanted to be an educator, but I wanted to serve a specific population of students – Latino students – that I felt were being mistreated by an education system that did not value our unique needs and contributions. I became that idealistic teacher who would make a difference for Latino students everywhere!

Hispanic Community July 2015 Premium

New College Guide Offers Roadmap for First-Generation Students

Horatio Alger peppered his novels with characters that pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and succeeded despite being born into poverty. Alger’s characters embody the American Dream, yet few ascend to the highest rungs of the social later without some help from others. Like characters in an Alger novel, high school students need help, especially when choosing a college. Some students, however, just don’t have the support networks that others take for granted.

Hispanic Community July 2015 Premium

Recent Data on Latinos in Higher Education Sets Stage for More Action

Latino college success does not begin at the entrance to the college campus. “Every educational experience from early childhood to high school and into the workforce influences the potential for success,” says Sarita Brown, president of Excelencia in Education which recently released its 2015 factbook on Latino student educational achievement. The factbook offers a national snapshot of Latino participation in all stages of education, from early childhood programs to doctoral studies. As Brown states, the factbook provides a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of Latino learning because it is necessary to “look critically at the entire educational pipeline.”