VALHEN 2012 Encuentro
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM - Friday, October 12, 2012 at 2:15 PM (EDT)
Virginia Beach, VA
Come to the conference and ...
- Engage leading experts on Latinos and education,
- Network with fellow professionals,
- Meet others interested and dedicated to advancing Virginia Latinos in higher education.
Who should attend
- Academic affairs administrators, deans, department chairs, and teaching faculty.
- Directors of recruitment and minority affairs.
- Professionals in virtually all campus activity/service areas, including admissions, student life, financial aid, personnel, alumni affairs, and athletics.
- Representatives of state and national institutes, associations, agencies, commissions, and foundations.
- Community members who work with the Latino population
- Representatives of community-based agencies and organizations.
- Representatives from local, state and Federal governments
- Teachers, counselors, and administrators in the K-12 system
For more information
Please contact us at email@example.com, or call 571-449-1953.Check back on this site for additional information, call for presentations, and registration.
Directions and accommodations
Thursday, October 11, 2012, Library Building
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Registration, Networking, and Refreshments, (Lobby, 2nd Floor)
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM, Welcome and Opening Remarks, (Auditorium)
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM, Special Session, (Auditorium)
Entrepreneurial Science: A New Frontier in Bioengineering, (Auditorium)
Ms. Samantha Marquez, Junior, Maggie Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, VA
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM, PLENARY PANEL I, (Auditorium)
Getting Latinos a Place at the Table: Importance of Science, Technology and Health Education
Dr. Karen D. Hendricks-Muñoz, Full Professor and Chief, Division of Neonatal Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones, Associate Head for Graduate Studies and Professor of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM, Break, (Refreshments/Change Buildings) (Robertson Hall)
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM, Concurrent Sessions, (Robertson Hall)
SECTION A1 (MOOT COURTROOM)
Mentoring: Can it help Latinos Pursue Careers in STEM and Move Up the Ladder?
Presenter: Anitza M. San Miguel, Ed.D.
SECTION A2 (RH326)
A Case Study for Ethnic Studies: Hispanics and the Educational Curriculum
Presenter: Diana Risk, Ph.D.
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM, Break, (Change Rooms only) (Robertson Hall)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Concurrent Sessions, (Robertson Hall)
SECTION B1 (RH101) The Art & Science of a Latina’s Rise in Business
Presenter: Martee Saldaña Pierson
SECTION B2 (RH326) Engineers Are Nerdy and Boring: Changing Hispanic Attitudes about STEM Education
Presenter: Rebecca Jaramillo
SECTION B3 (RH205) ¡Bilingual is Better!: The Role of Bachata in ‘La Obsesión’ of Spanish/English Bilingual Pop Music
Presenter: Patricia Reagan, Ph.D.
6:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Break, (Change Buildings) (Communications Building)
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM, Adlan Cruz, (Concert Pianist) (Communications Building, Lobby)
7:15 PM – 8:15 PM, President’s Reception, (Communications Building, Balcony)
Friday, October 12, 2012, Library Building
7:30 AM - 08:30 AM, Breakfast, (Library Atrium)
8:30 AM – 09:00 AM, Special Guest, (Auditorium)
IME Becas & Other Efforts
Mr. Aníbal Gomez-Toledo, Head of the Consular Section, Embassy of Mexico
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, PLENARY PANEL II, (Auditorium)
Literary Archaeologies: Latino/a Writers and the American Dream
Dr. John D. Riofrio, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, College of William & Mary
(Re) viewing Representations of Latinas in Film
Dr. Brenci Patiño, Assistant Professor of Spanish and U.S. Latino Studies, Mary Baldwin College
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM, VALHEN – ALL HANDS – Annual Meeting, (Auditorium)
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM, Break, (Library-2nd Floor Lobby)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, PLENARY PANEL III, (Auditorium)
Latin America and the Quest for the American Sound in Art-Music Composition in the U.S.
Dr. Pedro R. Aponte, Assistant Professor, Music History, James Madison University
Latin American—especially Cuban—Influence in American Popular Music
Dr. Carlos Campo, President, Regent University
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Luncheon and Scholarship Awards, (Library Atrium)
Dr. Carlos Campo, President, Regent University
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM, Adjourn, (Library Atrium)
When & Where
Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN)
The Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) VALHEN is a state-wide, educator-lead and volunteer-based non-profit dedicated to shaping Virginia’s future by promoting access to and success in higher education for our Latino and Hispanic community. VALHEN volunteers are driven by their passionate belief that our Hispanic/Latino children and communities must have access to education in order to become full and contributing members of our Commonwealth.
VALHEN’s journey is a classic study of collaboration, determination, and vision, made possible by the work of its volunteer members and the generous in-kind contributions of numerous institutions such as James Madison University (JMU), Northern Virginia Community College, Old Dominion University (ODU), Regent University, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Virginia State University (VSU), Virginia Tech (VT), and the University of Richmond (UR).
Other generous sponsors to date include (in alpha order): Altria, Bank of America, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Dominion, GEICO, Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, Latinos in Higher Education, Liberty Tax’s Una Familia Sin Fronteras Program, NVCC Foundation, The College Board, Verizon, the Social Security Administration, the Virginia Community College System, Virginia Credit Union, Virginia 529 Program, and Wells Fargo. In addition, support and encouragement has also come from Governor Bob McDonnell, Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb, and former Governor Tim Kaine.
VALHEN addresses a need for Virginians to have a strong voice and a medium through which they can advocate for the success of the Hispanic/Latino community. As this population continues to grow, VALHEN’s unique role becomes increasingly important, already quickly turning into the “go to” organization regarding educational access and opportunities, and the inherent socioeconomic contributions connected with educational achievements. VALHEN and its members are changing the face of the Commonwealth by ensuring that Hispanic/Latinos are visible, are supported, and are on their way to higher education.
Our principal programs include:
- Hispanic College Institute (www.valhen.org/hci), held each year in July
- Encuentro (www.valhen.org/encuentro), held each year in October, during Hispanic Heritage Month
- Scholarship Program (www.valhen.org/scholarship)
- Lecture Series designed to highlight the work of our members (www.valhen.org/lectureseries)
For more information:
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-543-1946. Check back on this site for additional information, call for presentations, and registration