The HETS Connection
Volume : 10 - Issue : 2 - MARCH 2014

Message from the Chair

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to another edition of HETS Newsletter. HETS started the year, with many challenges, exciting events and alliances. This issue demonstrates the progress made by our organization as we continue to make strides in advancing educational opportunities for Hispanic students.

 The HETS Online Journal continues to serve as a vehicle for state-of-the-art articles about the use of technology in the teaching and learning of our student population. During April 2014, we will publish a no less interesting issue. We invite you to visit HETS Online Journal and review the fall issue of its Fourth Volume and look forward to read the Spring Issue in few weeks. Please help us to disseminate this peer reviewed publication now that has been added to EBSCO and Cengage databases. As you can see, as usual there is much that is taking place within HETS, and there is much more to do! On behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome you to another interesting issue of the HETS Connection, enjoy!

Manuel J. Fernós, Esq.
Chairman of the HETS Board of Directors
President, Inter American University of Puerto Rico


Latests From HETS

In this issue you will find a sampling of what we are doing and relevant news related to our members:

HETS welcomes new members and Corporate Partners.

As HETS celebrates its 20th Anniversary, also rejoices by extending its connection in Puerto Rico, New Jersey, California and New York.  New members institutions are: 

  1. atenasAtenas College, Puerto Rico. Founded in 1996, Atenas College, offers academic degrees and technical programs specialized in the health professions. Its fundamental purpose is to contribute to the harmonious and integral formation of its students. The institution considers teaching as a process directed towards the comprehensive development of the student, so that its growth and development, creates awareness and responsibility to him and to the community it serves. The Institution has accreditations from the Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico and the Accrediting Commission of Careers Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Currently enrolls over 1,400 students pursuing baccalaureate, associate degree and technical programs.
  2. bergenBergen Community College; New Jersey. Founded in 1965 Bergen  Community College enrolls nearly 17,000 students in its academic degree programs. The College's three sites in Paramus (main campus), Hackensack (Ciarco Learning Center) and Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands) serve more than 32,000 students in degree, continuing education and adult education programs. Upon graduation, students not only utilize the statewide transfer agreement to attend New Jersey's four-year schools, but use Bergen's reputation as a top community college to propel them to institutions nationwide. Bergen maintains accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  3. californiaSanBerCalifornia State University San Bernardino, California. Cal State San Bernardino is part of the California State University system, the largest system of higher education in the country. Its 23 campuses and five off-campus centers, serving more than 400,000 students, extend from Humboldt State in Arcata in the north to San Diego State in the south. Today, the campuses of the CSU include comprehensive and polytechnic universities, and, since July 1995, the specialized California Maritime Academy.  The CSU offers more than 1,800 bachelor’s and master's degree programs in some 240 subject areas. A number of doctoral degrees are now offered by several campuses, as well as some offered jointly with the University of California and with private institutions. There are more than 417,000 students enrolled at the 23 campuses, with some 22,000 faculty. 
  4. LaGuardiaLaGuardia Community College (CUNY), New York. LaGuardia is a nationally recognized expert at pioneering innovative programs and initiatives that are rebuilding the middle class. Our faculty and staff dare to do more every day – so that students can write their own futures, immigrants can achieve their dreams, and small businesses learn how to grow and thrive.
  5. TarrantTarrant County College. Tarrant County College District is a comprehensive two- year institution established in 1965, dedicated to providing quality education. More than 50,000 students are enrolled in TCC's associate degree and technical programs, making it the sixth largest among Texas colleges and universities. Continuing Education, Corporate and Workforce Services offer additional opportunities for businesses and individuals of all ages, through Continuing Education courses, workshops and customized training programs.  The college has five major campuses in the cities of Hurst (Northeast Campus), Fort Worth (Northwest, South and Trinity River campuses), and Arlington (Southeast Campus), with administrative offices in downtown Fort Worth at the May Owen Center.

In addition, in order to strengthen its vision of efficiently and effectively enhance Hispanic student success and opportunities in Higher Education, HETS also welcomed new Corporate Partners LatinPak, Socrates Connected, LLC and also congratulates Cengage Learning by accepting our invitation to became a Major Corporate Partner. To learn more about these new partners go to the Corporate Partner Corner .

More from HETS

  • IcannWe are glad to announce that HETS has been certified by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) At –Large Committee as an At-large Structure in order to gather multiple individual internet users. HETS would also collaborate from now on collaborating to keep the internet secure, stable and interoperable and support on the development of new polices. We are confident that this recent appointment will result to share HETS efforts towards the student community and members.
  • About HETS collaboration with the Department of State of Puerto Rico and the opportunities for our Members and its students.  As part of the benefits to our member institutions; and a collaboration agreement with the Department of State of Puerto Rico; HETS has been sharing important opportunities and information from which our educational communities can take advantage.  Earlier this Semester initiatives like the opening for a paid international internship at the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the opportunity of participating at a leadership development training program for  Latino College graduates in Washington, DC  through The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)  and also the National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Studentslink have been disseminated among HETS contacts at our member’s institutions.

Corporate Partner Corner

natgeoCengage Learning. Experiencias de Aprendizaje de Alto Valor para el Siglo XXI: La misión que Cengage Learning logra a través del trabajo colaborativo con Instituciones socias en un ambiente de innovación constante.

oracleAcademyOracle Academy: awakening the interest in Computer Science. The technology industry is critical to global progress and prosperity, and Oracle’s corporate citizenship initiatives are grounded in our technology leadership. We are committed to using our resources to increase opportunity, protect the environment, advance education, and enrich community life. We are proud that the same innovative spirit behind Oracle’s technological success also drives innovative solutions and programs that benefit communities around the world.

socratesSocrates Connected, LLC. Why compete if we can collaborate?: There has been an unprecedented growth in the demand for high quality education in Latin America.  This demand is not currently satisfied by the existing educational institutions. Latin American institutions, who are in the midst of an uncertain funding environment, have fallen short in their efforts to develop scalable programs that meet the expectation of today's digital generation. Read more…

latinpakLatin Pak. As a new Member of HETS, Latin-Pak looks forward to the opportunity to work with HETS institution members on their marketing campaigns to target prospective students. Our services can reach millions of potential students within USA, Puerto Rico and Canada.

For more information please visit: HETS Corporate Partners.

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