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Successful meeting between Hispanic institutions

Dewey University was the host of a successful meeting between Hispanic institutions in Puerto Rico that are interested or already receiving grants from federal funds

Dozens of post-secondary institutions benefited from two great days of learning in the Workshop: A Technical Assistance Workshop for Grantees in Puerto Rico; “Beyond the Challenges”

Carolina, Puerto Rico (January 21, 2020) – Dewey University, Carolina served as host on January 16 and 17, 2020 at the STEM Success Center with a successful meeting between Hispanic institutions in Puerto Rico. The event brought together dozens of postsecondary institutions that receive federal funds granted by The Hispanic-Serving Institution Division and entities interested in competing for such aid. The activity was sponsored by the US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division and led by the Director of the Division for Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Beatriz Ceja and the Lead Program for DHSI, Njeri Clark.

Beatriz Ceja, Director of the Division for Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Department of Education US

Njeri Clark, Program Lead for DHSI, Department of Education US

Dewey University is an institution University offering Masters, Baccalaureate, Degrees Associates and Diplomas through its four locations in Carolina, San Juan (Hato Rey), Juana Díaz and Manatí, is currently the recipient of two federal grants under the project’s CASHPR e IHSSO. The STEM Success Center is a locality developed under the IHSSO project (Inspiring Hispanic Students Through STEM Opportunities) and served as host for the Workshop: A Technical Assistance Workshop for Grantees in Puerto Rico; “Beyond the Challenges”. During the meeting, educational content was presented that guides those interested in participating in opportunities to obtain federal funds focused on educational institutions in Puerto Rico and served as support, exchange of ideas and discussion of the challenges for those who already have grants .

Dr. Carlos A. Quiñones Alfonso, Founder and President of Dewey University

Dr. William Ubiñas Taylor, Coordinator of External Resources of Dewey University

The opening of the workshop took place with the presentations of the Founder and President of Dewey University, Dr. Carlos A. Quiñones Alfonso and the External Resources Coordinator, Dr. William Ubiñas Taylor. During the first day, Beatriz Ceja addressed those present and guided the community under the theme “Beyond the Challenges… A word to our PR grantee community”, while Njeri Clark was in charge of the presentation “Your HSI Grant: Pre-award & Post-Award-Understanding the process, the people involved, and the regulations that matter. In addition, the participants were attentive during the presentations of the guests, Christos Valiotis, Dean of Mathematics, Science, Engineering Division and Project Director – HSI STEM Program at Antelope Valley College and Irma Morales, Project Director – DHSI Program at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Fajardo. As part of this experience, the attendees interacted with two extraordinary panels that served to clarify and discover situations that the country’s projects have in common.

The Student Panel; “What does it really take to persist in college?” Was moderated by Ms. Bangesy Carrasquillo, Academic Support Specialist for the Title V project, CASHPR at Dewey University, Carolina.

The First Panel was of Students and I deal with issues in relation to the question; “What does it really take to persist in college?” The panel was moderated by Ms. Bangesy Carrasquillo, Academic Support Specialist for the Title V project, CASHPR at Dewey University, Carolina. The students who participated were Naomi M. López and Jeanellys Rodríguez of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Fajardo, by Dewey University, Julio César Ortiz, currently a Master’s student and Melanie Ramos of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo participated. This was followed by the HSI Federal Project Directors Panel, which was attended by Ms. Zilma Santiago of the Adventist University of Las Antillas, Prof. Yosanalis Torres Hernández of Dewey University, Carolina and Mr. José Donate of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo.

Prof. Yosanalis Torres, Director of the Project IHSSO, host of the event participated in a panel moderated by Beatriz Ceja Directors, Director of the Division for Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Department of Education US

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