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Mariachi de los Santos to perform for HACU anniversary celebration

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and University (HACU has invited OLLU’s Mariachi de los Santos to be one of the featured pre-recorded musical performances at the President’s VIP Cultural Presentation Event to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the associations’ founding in San Antonio.

The presentation will take place virtually on Oct. 26 from 5-6 p.m. The event will pay tribute to HACU’s founders and integrate an educational component highlighting the Hispanic culture and the tradition of the Day of the Dead, a celebration of life.

HACU was founded in 1986 with 18 institutions seeking to advance opportunities for Hispanic Serving Institutions and the students they serve. OLLU was a HACU founding institution and the first home to the Association.

Among the invited guests will be the presidents and CEOs of our more than 500 member colleges and universities in the U.S., Latin America and Spain, along with school districts throughout the U.S, civic leaders, corporate representatives and partners dedicated to the educational success of Hispanics.

For more information about attending the virtual event, visit the HACU website: https://www.hacu.net/hacu/Annual_Conference1.asp

Mariachi de los Santos to perform for HACU event

OLLU’s Mariachi de los Santos was recently invited by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to be one of the featured pre-recorded musical performances at the HACU President’s VIP Cultural Presentation Event to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the association’s founding in San Antonio. The presentation will take place virtually on Oct. 26 from 5-6 p.m. This event will pay tribute to HACU’s founders and integrate an educational component highlighting the Hispanic culture and the tradition of the Day of the Dead, a celebration of life. 

HACU was founded in 1986 with 18 institutions seeking to advance opportunities for Hispanic Serving Institutions and the students they serve – with Our Lady of the Lake University as a HACU founding institution and the first home to the association. For more information about attending the virtual event, visit the HACU website.

OLLU and HACU to host virtual summit on Wednesday

OLLU and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will hold a virtual summit on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to celebrate 125 years and 35 years, respectively, of serving the Hispanic community.

Six distinguished panelists will discuss the past, present and future of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and pay tribute to the late Antonio Rigual, PhD, a HACU founder and former OLLU Provost and professor, through a WebEx event at: https://bit.ly/3hpUrcT

The summit, which will end at 1:30 p.m., will feature speakers, such as OLLU’s Gloria Urrabazo, Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Aimee Villarreal, PhD, Director for the Center of Mexican American Studies and Research, and Lorena Garza Gonzalez, PhD, an alumna, trustee and Vice President for Urban Strategies.

Also speaking will be Patrick L. Valdez, PhD, Vice President, Program Strategy at 2U, Deborah A. Santiago, Co-Founder and CEO, Excelencia in Education, and Antonio R. Flores, PhD, HACU President and CEO.

FCC announces emergency broadband benefit program

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is providing information regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP). The FCC has announced that consumers can now apply for and enroll in the EBBP. The program will end when the fund runs out or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.

The EBBP program will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households, and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from participating providers, if the provider contributes more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device per household.

Among those eligible are students who received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year and households with children in the school free-lunch program.

Individuals can get more information and apply for the program, if eligible, at:  https://getemergencybroadband.org