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June 2014


June 12 - Champions of Character Dinner June 18, 2014, Washington, DC

Washington, DC --(PR.com)-- On June 18th, National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America and Learning for Life will the host the 2014 Champions of Character Award Dinner. This year’s honorees will be Susan Au Allen- National President & CEO US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Michael Melton- President – 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC, Angela Franco-President & CEO Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Jorge Ribas- President & CEO Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW Washington, DC 20001.

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June 12 - Presidents Academy Summer Institute

The AACC Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI) is an annual professional development program for CEOs and presidents of member community colleges, providing intensive focus on current challenges, emerging trends, and opportunities unique to that position.

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June 12 - Partnering to Prepare High School Students for College and Careers


Making sure our high school students are college and career-ready is major focus of President Obama’s jobs-driven training agenda, and is also central his goal for the United States to lead the world in college completion by 2020.

That’s why, as we prepare for the upcoming school year, the departments of Education, Health and Human Services and Labor are working together to help local school systems around the country makes use of federal resources to help ensure our young people are the best-prepared workers in the world.

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June 10 - The Consortium Launches New GTS Talent Management System Powered by MBA Focus

(PRWEB) The Consortium, an alliance of leading American business schools and some of the country’s top corporations, has established a new partnership with MBA Focus, a technology company based in Columbus, Ohio. By adopting their new recruitment management and career service software, the Global Talent System (GTS(R)), The Consortium has expanded their corporate reach to further connect their candidates to top-quality employment opportunities. Through GTS, MBA employers have easier access to the diverse and highly-sought after members of The Consortium.

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June 10 - Army Veteran and Educator Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch To Be Keynote Speaker at National University Commencement June 11

SAN DIEGO /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, an Army veteran and four-time recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal who has dedicated her career to empowering the next generation of leaders to succeed in today’s global marketplace, will be keynote speaker at the National University commencement ceremony June 11 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Lt. Col. Kickbusch, the founder of Educational Achievement Services, Inc., served 22 years in the military where she broke barriers by becoming the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. and received the Legion of Merit and the National Defense Service Medal. Among her many other recognitions, she was named among the “100 Most Influential Hispanics in America” by Hispanic Business magazine, and in 2005 received the prestigious National Mujer Award from the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), among many other recognitions.

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June 10 - SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to Address Nation’s Latino Policymakers at NALEO 31st Annual Conference in San Diego

WASHINGTON /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) today announced that the head of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Maria Contreras-Sweet will address the largest gathering of Latino policymakers in the country on Friday, June 27 at the NALEO 31st Annual Conference. Considered the nation’s annual Latino political convention, the event will take place June 26-28 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California.

The keynote remarks will occur as part of the conference’s “Latinas in Action: The Emerging Face of Power and Leadership” panel, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Commodore Ballroom of the hotel. SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet is the second Latino and only Latina member of President Obama’s second term cabinet. The panel, which focuses on strategies for supporting Latinas as they move up the leadership pipeline, will also feature City of Aventura Commissioner Luz Urbaez Weinberg, Nevada State Assemblymember Lucy Flores, Republican National Committee Deputy Political Director & National Field Director for Hispanic Initiatives Jennifer Korn and California Public Utilities Commissioner Catherine Sandoval.

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June 9 - Greenway Inc. Launches A New Spanish Language Friends And Family Social Media Website

(PRWEB) Greenway Inc. is pleased to announce the launching of a new Spanish language social media website specifically for the Spanish speaking community. Membership to this exciting new social media website is free and takes under five minutes to join. As in other popular social media websites, members may build their own profile page, upload personal photos and videos, meet friends, post announcements, upload pet photos, send birthday greetings and keep in touch with family and friends in an all-Spanish language user friendly website. http://www.amigoslugar.com (Friends Place).

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June 9 - National Society of Hispanic MBAs Opens Nominations for The 2014 Brillante Awards

IRVING, Texas /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (“NSHMBA”) -Each year seeks nominations for those truly outstanding individuals, businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and companies whose endeavors coincide with the NSHMBA mission and directly further the advancement and recognition of Hispanics and the community.

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June 9 - Latino Alumni of AJC Project Interchange Seminars in Israel to Discuss Experiences, Impact at Reunion

WASHINGTON /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first-ever reunion of U.S. Latino leaders who traveled to Israel with AJC (American Jewish Committee) will take place on June 10 and 11, in Washington, D.C. Over the past 30 years more than 300 Latino leaders have participated in the hallmark AJC Project Interchange (PI) educational seminars program in Israel, and, AJC’s Latino and Latin American Institute (LLAI) has been a co-sponsor since its founding in 2005.

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June 4 - AAC&U Urges Higher Education to Take the Lead to Develop Better Evidence on College Learning and Completion

Washington, DC—The board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) released today a statement, “Taking the Lead on Evidence.”

Building on earlier public statements concerning increased calls for accountability and transparency in higher education—including those related to President Obama’s proposed new Postsecondary Institutional Ratings System—AAC&U’s board “strongly encourages higher education’s support of significant, association-led efforts that are working proactively to develop better data on both the quality of learning and on students’ progress toward degree attainment.”

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June 4 - Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce to Support 1st Annual San Diego Women Investing in Women Summit

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) -- Sending out a call to all women business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce (HISCEC) announces the Inaugural San Diego Women Investing in Women Summit hosted by The WIIW Institute, together with the support of HERA HUB, HERA LABS, Deal Struck, Blackbird Ventures, and the University of San Diego.

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June 4 - Ameritas Launches Hispanic Pathways, A Dual Language Program Addressing the Needs of the Growing Hispanic College-Student Population

Irvine, California (PRWEB) Ameritas Educational Services and Fort Worth, TX-based Tarrant County College District announced today their partnership in providing a dual-language program to TCC’s new Weekend College beginning in August 2014. Twenty-four first-time-in-college, Spanish-speaking students will comprise the initial TCC Weekend College – Hispanic Pathways cohort with additional cohorts to be added in spring 2015.

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June 4 - Politics in the Classroom: Have the Liberal Arts Become Too Politicized?

Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) A recent spate of commencement speech cancellations at universities across the country, along with increasing concerns over political bias of instructors in higher education, is raising questions among experts over whether the influence of politics in academia is too strong.

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June 3 - Enrollments Down, Degrees Up

By Daily Staff

The number of students enrolled in degree-granting two-year postsecondary institutions — about 7.2 million in 2012 — is down about 7 percent from 2010 after steady growth since 1990, according to new federal data. However, enrollment is expected to climb again, reaching more than 8 million students by 2023.

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June 3 - New Scholarship Supports WGU’s Pledge to Train More STEM Teachers

SALT LAKE CITY - /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University’s online Teachers College, the United States’ top producer of science and math teachers, has announced the Future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Teachers of America Scholarship. Created to help aspiring math and science teachers, this program will offer 20 scholarships, each valued at up to $5,000, beginning immediately and continuing through September of this year.

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June 3 - Ameritas Launches Hispanic Pathways, A Dual Language Program Addressing the Needs of the Growing Hispanic College-Student Population

Irvine, California (PRWEB) Ameritas Educational Services and Fort Worth, TX-based Tarrant County College District announced today their partnership in providing a dual-language program to TCC’s new Weekend College beginning in August 2014. Twenty-four first-time-in-college, Spanish-speaking students will comprise the initial TCC Weekend College – Hispanic Pathways cohort with additional cohorts to be added in spring 2015.

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June 3 - EducateTheUSA Seeks GED Prep Classes to Register for Comprehensive Database Inclusion

SAN DIEGO, /PRNewswire/ -- “With the introduction last January 2014 of the new, more rigorous and more demanding GED test, exam preparation has become more important than ever before,” says Kate Johnson, CEO of EducateTheUSA.com, a website that shares information about GED classes and learning strategies.

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June 2 - Florida Institute of Technology Attains IACBE Accreditation for Business Programs, Including 18 100% Online Programs Facilitated by University Alliance

TAMPA, Fla./PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-six bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at Florida Institute of Technology’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business have been accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

The accredited programs include 18 undergraduate and graduate degrees offered 100% online by Florida Tech in collaboration with University Alliance, a division of Bisk Education.

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June 2 - Sixth Annual Latino Trends Event Set for March 16-20, 2015 in Miami

MIAMI, FL - (HISPANICIZE WIRE) - With a vow to raise the bar higher than ever before, organizers of the nation’s largest U.S. Hispanic trends event announced that Hispanicize 2015 Week will take place March16-20, 2015 in downtown Miami.

A production of the Hispanicize companies that include the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog, Hispanicize 2015 is expected to eclipse the more than 1,700 Latino influencers from the fields of blogging, marketing, journalism, film, music and tech entrepreneurship that attended this year’s event.

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June 2 - Student Veterans at Estrella Mountain Community College Help Homeless Vets

CAvondale, AZ (PRWEB) The Veterans Club at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) wanted to find a way to make a positive impact in their community and decided to look outside the walls of the campus to touch lives of other veterans, and discovered the programs and services of U.S. Vets, the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive services and at-risk veterans.

During academic year 2013-2014, $2,000 was raised by the EMCC Vets Club and donated to one of U.S. Vets-Phoenix initiatives, Garfield Commons, to help create living spaces for homeless veterans. The $2,000 donation to the Transition in Place (TIP) program was able to furnish three apartments giving three homeless veterans a clean, new apartment while on their way to building a brand new start in life.

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June 2 - 11% of Undergrads Take Distance Education Courses Exclusively, Latest Condition of Education Report Co-Written by AIR Finds

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) “The Condition of Education 2014,” the latest edition of a congressionally mandated annual report on the developments and trends in all levels of U.S. education, finds that about 11 percent of undergraduates take distance education courses exclusively. The American Institutes for Research (AIR) played a major role in producing the report, which is published by the National Center for Education Statistics and submitted to Congress and the President of the United States.

The 2014 report is the first in this series that looks at distance education, which uses one or more technologies to deliver instruction to students who are separated from the instructor, such as online course-taking, audio-conferencing, or DVDs and CD-ROMs. Using data from 2012—the latest available—the authors found that 4.6 million undergraduate students participated in distance education, with 2 million taking distance education courses exclusively. The share of students who exclusively took online distance education courses was higher for those enrolled at private for-profit institutions (46 percent) than for those at either public (8 percent) or private nonprofit institutions (10 percent).

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