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$60.1 Million Awarded to Enhance Hispanic-Serving Institutions


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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced 99 new grant awards totaling $60.1 million to enhance colleges that enroll a high percentage of Hispanic students.

In the $49.7 million Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program, 78 institutions will expand educational opportunities and improve the educational attainment of Hispanic students. Nearly $10.4 million awarded from the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program will support 21 institutions that offer a postbaccalaureate certificate or degree to help Hispanic Americans enroll and succeed in graduate study, a level of education in which they are underrepresented.

"We can meet President Obama's goal of having the highest college graduation rate in the world by 2020 only if we dramatically boost college completion rates among students of all races, ethnicities and income levels," Duncan said. "These two programs make an important contribution toward that goal by ensuring that the institutions serving Hispanic students offer high quality programs and provide support services to help their students stay in school and succeed."

Grants awarded under the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program fund activities such as faculty development, curriculum development, academic tutoring and mentoring, and construction and renovation of instructional facilities.

Under the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program, Hispanic-serving institutions use their grant awards to provide outreach to students, including mentoring, scholarships or fellowships, and academic support services, purchase library materials and update educational technology, renovate classrooms, support faculty exchanges, and collaborate with other institutions of higher education to expand their degree offerings.

Both programs fund grants for a total of five years.

A Hispanic-Serving Institution is defined as an eligible institution of higher education that has at least 25 percent Hispanic full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate enrollment.

More information about the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program is available at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/idueshsi/index.html. More information about the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program is available at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/ppoha/index.html.

Note to Editors: Attached is a list of grantees, listed alphabetically by state, and including award amount and contact information. Note that programs are listed separately and some schools are grantees in both programs.

Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Awards

Anaheim, California
Grantee: North Orange County Community College District - Cypress College
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Nancy Deutsch
Phone Number: (714) 484-7326
Email Address: NDEUTSCH@CYPRESSCOLLEGE.EDU

Bakersfield, California
Grantee: California State University, Bakersfield
Year One Funding: $736,960 v Director's Name: Jorge Talamantes
Phone Number: (661) 654-2335
Email Address: JTALAMANTES@CSUB.EDU

Burbank, California
Grantee: Woodbury University
Year One Funding: $637,832
Director's Name: Mauro Diaz
Phone Number: (818) 252-5297
Email Address: MAURO.DIAZ@WOODBURY.EDU

Camarillo, California
Grantee: California State University, Channel Islands
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Amanda Quintero
Phone Number: (805) 437-3285
Email Address: AMANDA.QUINTERO@CSUCI.EDU

Fresno, California
Grantee: California State University, Fresno
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Adrian Ramirez
Phone Number: (559) 278-5058
Email Address: ADRIANR@CSUFRESNO.EDU

Grantee: Fresno City College
Year One Funding: $637,800
Director's Name: Margaret Mericle
Phone Number: (559) 442-8210
Email Address: PEG.MERICLE@FRESNOCITYCOLLEGE.EDU

Gilroy, California
Grantee: Gavilan Joint Community College District
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Frances Lozano
Phone Number: (408) 848-4702
Email Address: FLOZANO@GAVILAN.EDU

Imperial, California
Grantee: Imperial Community College District
Year One Funding: $625,886
Director's Name: Valerie Rodgers
Phone Number: (760) 355-6439
Email Address: VALERIE.RODGERS@IMPERIAL.EDU

Los Angeles, California
Grantee: Los Angeles City College
Year One Funding: $735,986
Director's Name: Ed Pai
Phone Number: (323) 953-4000
Email Address: PAIE@LACITYCOLLEGE.EDU

Grantee: Mount St. Mary's College
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Larry Smith
Phone Number: (310) 954-4018
Email Address: LSMITH@MSMC.LA.EDU

Norco, California
Grantee: Riverside Community College District - Norco College
Year One Funding: $737,269
Director's Name: Annebelle Nery
Phone Number: (951) 739-7803
Email Address: ANNEBELLE.NERY@RCC.EDU

Northridge, California
Grantee: The University Corporation
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Rafael Efrat
Phone Number: (818) 677-3967
Email Address: RAFAEL.EFRAT@CSUN.EDU

Orange, California
Grantee: Rancho Santiago Community College District - Santiago Canyon College
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Mary McMullin
Phone Number: (714) 628-4824
Email Address: MCMULLIN_MARY@SCCOLLEGE.EDU

Palm Desert, California
Grantee: College of the Desert
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Diane Ramirez
Phone Number: (760) 773-2590
Email Address: DRAMIREZ@COLLEGEOFTHEDESERT.EDU

Pasadena, California
Grantee: asadena City College
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Brock Klein
Phone Number: (626) 585-3049
Email Address: BMKLEIN@PASADENA.EDU

Pittsburg, California
Grantee: Contra Costa Community College District - Los Medanos College
Year One Funding: $601,789
Director's Name: Ruth Goodin
Phone Number: (925) 439-2181v Email Address: RGOODIN@LOSMEDANOS.EDU

Rancho Cucamonga, Californiav Grantee: Chaffey Community College District
Year One Funding: $635,906
Director's Name: Laura Hope
Phone Number: (909) 652-6133
Email Address: LAURA.HOPE@CHAFFEY.EDU

Reedley, California
Grantee: Reedley College
Year One Funding: $637,000
Director's Name: Diana Banuelos
Phone Number: (559) 637-2535
Email Address: DIANA.BANUELOS@REEDLEYCOLLEGE.EDU

Santa Barbara, California
Grantee: Santa Barbara City College
Year One Funding: $605,616
Director's Name: Kathy Mollo
y Phone Number: (805) 965-0581
Email Address: MOLLOY@SBCC.EDU

San Diego, California
Grantee: San Diego Community College District
Year One Funding: $637,240
Director's Name: Julianna Barnes
Phone Number: (619) 388-3709
Email Address: JBARNES@SDCCD.EDU

San Jacinto, California
Grantee: Mt. San Jacinto Community College District
Year One Funding: $637,715
Director's Name: Tom Spillman
Phone Number: (951) 487-3250
Email Address: TSPILLMA@MSJC.EDU

San Jose, California
Grantee: Evergreen Valley College
Year One Funding: $575,000
Director's Name: Richard Regua
Phone Number: (408) 223-6750
Email Address: RICHARD.REGUA@EVC.EDU

San Marcos, California
Grantee: Palomar Community College District
Year One Funding: $650,000
Director's Name: Candi Francis
Phone Number: (760) 744-1150
Email Address: CFRANCIS@PALOMAR.EDU

Taft, California
Grantee: Taft College
Year One Funding: $607,207
Director's Name: Val Garcia
Phone Number: (661) 763-7945
Email Address: VGARCIA@TAFT.ORG

Torrance, California
Grantee: El Camino College
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Bozena Morton
Phone Number: (310) 660-3235
Email Address: BMORTON@ELCAMINO.EDU

Turlock, California
Grantee: California State University, Stanislaus
Year One Funding: $624,449
Director's Name: Jessi Reyes-Murray
Phone Number: (209) 667-3220
Email Address: JRMURRAY@CSUSTAN.EDU

Ventura, California
Grantee: Ventura College
Year One Funding: $743,033
Director's Name: Gwendolyn Lewis Huddleston
Phone Number: (805) 654-6388
Email Address: GKLEWISHUDDLESTON@VCCCD.EDU

Visalia, California
Grantee: College of the Sequoias
Year One Funding: $739,867
Director's Name: Robert Urtecho
Phone Number: (559) 730-3942
Email Address: ROBERTUR@COS.EDU

Whittier, California
Grantee: Rio Hondo College
Year One Funding: $643,956
Director's Name: Robert Holcomb
Phone Number: (562) 463-0034
Email Address: RHOLCOMB@RIOHONDO.EDU

Yucaipa, California
Grantee: Crafton Hills College
Year One Funding: $601,000
Director's Name: Ted Phillips
Phone Number: (909) 389-3297
Email Address: TPHILLIPS@SBCCD.CC.CA.US

Alamosa, Colorado
Grantee: Adams State College
Year One Funding: $637,209
Director's Name: Lillian Gomez
Phone Number: (719) 587-7591
Email Address: LILLIAN_GOMEZ@ADAMS.EDU

Denver, Colorado
Grantee: Community College of Denver
Year One Funding: $637,780
Director's Name: MaryAnne Nickle Phone Number: (303) 352-6911
Email Address: MARYANNE.NICKLE@CCD.EDU

Miami, Florida
Grantee: Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Year One Funding: $490,683
Director's Name: Guillermina Damas
Phone Number: (305) 237-3927
Email Address: GDAMAS@MDC.EDU

Grantee: Florida International University
Year One Funding: $469,260
Director's Name: Kenneth Furton
Phone Number: (305) 348-2864
Email Address: KENNETH.FURTON@FIU.EDU

Tampa, Florida
Grantee: Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus
Year One Funding: $625,247
Director's Name: Michael Lopez
Phone Number: (813) 253-7485
Email Address: LLOPEZ26@HCCFL.EDU

Sugar Grove, Illinois
Grantee: Waubonsee Community College
Year One Funding: $637,907
Director's Name: Stacey Randall
Phone Number: (630) 466-7900
Email Address: SRANDALL@WAUBONSEE.EDU

Liberal, Kansas
Grantee: Seward County Community College/Area Technical School
Year One Funding: $637,991
Director's Name: Steve Wiens
Phone Number: (620) 417-1653
Email Address: STEVE.WIENS@SCCC.EDU

Jersey City, New Jersey
Grantee: New Jersey City University
Year One Funding: $700,000
Director's Name: Ruddys Andrade
Phone Number: (201) 200-3364
Email Address: RANDRADE@NJCU.EDU

Grantee: Saint Peter's College
Year One Funding: $594,469
Director's Name: David Surrey
Phone Number: (201) 761-6152
Email Address: DSURREY@SPC.EDU

Jersey City , New Jersey
Grantee: Hudson County Community College
Year One Funding: $599,370
Director's Name: Ryan Martin
Phone Number: (201) 360-4024
Email Address: REMARTIN@HCCC.EDU

Paramus, New Jersey
Grantee: Bergen Community College
Year One Funding: $570,142
Director's Name: Gene Calderon
Phone Number: (201) 447-7171
Email Address: GCALDERON@BERGEN.EDU

Alamogordo, New Mexico
Grantee: New Mexico State University, Alamogordo Community College
Year One Funding: $637,951
Director's Name: Donna Cook
Phone Number: (575) 439-3699
Email Address: DCOOK@NMSUA.NMSU.EDU

Carlsbad, New Mexico
Grantee: New Mexico State University, Carlsbad
Year One Funding: $637,936
Director's Name: Kathy Greenwood
Phone Number: (575) 234-9352
Email Address: KGREENWOOD@CAVERN.NMSU.EDU

Espanola, New Mexico
Grantee: Northern New Mexico College
Year One Funding: $646,517
Director's Name: David Trujillo
Phone Number: (505) 747-2116
Email Address: DTRUJILLO@NNMC.EDU

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Grantee: Santa Fe Community College
Year One Funding: $637,935
Director's Name: Jill Douglass
Phone Number: (505) 428-1331
Email Address: JILL.DOUGLASS@SFCC.EDU

Socorro, New Mexico
Grantee: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Year One Funding: $637,779
Director's Name: Michael Pullin
Phone Number: (575) 835-6185
Email Address: MPULLIN@NMT.EDU

Bronx, New York
Grantee: CUNY - Bronx Community College Year One Funding: $737,124
Director's Name: Michael Roggow
Phone Number: (718) 289-5950
Email Address: MICHAEL.ROGGOW@BCC.CUNY.EDU

Brooklyn, New York
Grantee: CUNY - New York City College of Technology
Year One Funding: $623,923
Director's Name: Matthew Gold
Phone Number: (718) 260-4972
Email Address: MGOLD@CITYTECH.CUNY.EDU

Flushing, New York
Grantee: Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
Year One Funding: $635,650
Director's Name: Said Lamhaouar
Phone Number: (718) 429-6600
Email Address: SAID.LAMHAOUAR@VAUGHN.EDU

New York, New York
Grantee: CUNY - The City College
Year One Funding: $635,297
Director's Name: Daniel Lemons
Phone Number: (212) 650-6638
Email Address: DLEMONS@CCNY.CUNY.EDU

Grantee: CUNY - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Year One Funding: $637,563
Director's Name: Anthony Carpi
Phone Number: (212) 237-8944 Email Address: ACARPI@JJAY.CUNY.EDU

Grantee: LaGuardia Community College
Year One Funding: $728,732
Director's Name: Bret Eynon
Phone Number: (718) 482-5478
Email Address: BEYNON@LAGCC.CUNY.EDU

St. Davids, Pennsylvania
Grantee: Esperanza College of Eastern University
Year One Funding: $499,706
Director's Name: Sarah Cortes
Phone Number: (610) 341-1457
Email Address: SCORTES@EASTERN.EDU

Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Grantee: Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
Year One Funding: $637,994
Director's Name: Dadia Escribano
Phone Number: (787) 881-1212
Email Address: DADIA.ESCRIBANO@EMAIL.PUCPR.EDU

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Grantee: Caribbean University, Bayamon Campus
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Alberto Lopez
Phone Number: (787) 780-0070
Email Address: ALLOPEZ@CARIBBEAN.EDU

Grantee: Universidad Central del Caribe
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Nereida Diaz
Phone Number: (787) 798-6732
Email Address: NEREIDA.DIAZ@UCCARIBE.EDU

Carolina, Puerto Rico
Grantee: University of Puerto Rico at Carolina
Year One Funding: $641,792
Director's Name: Maria Toral
Phone Number: (787) 257-0000
Email Address: MARIA.TORAL@UPR.EDU

Ponce, Puerto Rico
Grantee: Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
Year One Funding: $643,525
Director's Name: Carmen Velazquez de Collazo
Phone Number: (787) 651-2000
Email Address: CCOLLAZO@EMAIL.PUCPR.EDU

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Grantee: University of Puerto Rico-Rio, Piedras Campus
Year One Funding: $624,126
Director's Name: Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar
Phone Number: (787) 763-4949c
Email Address: CHERNANDEZ@DEGI.UPRRP.EDU

Grantee: Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
Year One Funding: $628,910
Director's Name: Gloria Lopez
Phone Number: (787) 268-8845
Email Address: GLOPEZ@SAGRADO.EDU

Grantee: Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Campus
Year One Funding: $589,032
Director's Name: Aida Alvarez
Phone Number: (787) 878-5475
Email Address: AALVAREZ@ARECIBO.INTER.EDU

Grantee: University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
Year One Funding: $637,852
Director's Name: Ruben Garcia Garcia
Phone Number: (787) 758-2525
Email Address: RUBEN.GARCIA3@UPR.EDU

Alpine, Texas
Grantee: Sul Ross State University
Year One Funding: $733,344
Director's Name: Kendall Craig
Phone Number: (432) 837-8105
Email Address: KCRAIG@SULROSS.EDU

Amarillo, Texas
Grantee: Amarillo College
Year One Funding: $642,663
Director's Name: Patsy Lemaster
Phone Number: (806) 371-5254
Email Address:

Big Spring, Texas
Grantee: Howard County Junior College District
Year One Funding: $637,708
Director's Name: Alley Julie
Phone Number: (432) 264-5116
Email Address: JALLEY@HOWARDCOLLEGE.EDU

Dallas, Texas
Grantee: Mountain View College
Year One Funding: $701,232
Director's Name: Heather Marsh
Phone Number: (214) 860-3611
Email Address: HMARSH@DCCCD.EDU

Grantee: El Centro College
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Joe Martinez
Phone Number: (214) 860-2396
Email Address: JMARTINEZ2@DCCCD.EDU

Houston, Texas
Grantee: University of St. Thomas
Year One Funding: $637,996
Director's Name: Poldi Tschirch
Phone Number: (713) 525-6991
Email Address: TSCHIRP@STTHOM.EDU

Kingsville, Texas
Grantee: Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Year One Funding: $760,459
Director's Name: Daniel Brown
Phone Number: (361) 593-3290
Email Address: DANN.BROWN@TAMUK.EDU

Laredo, Texas
Grantee: Laredo Community College
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Enrique Garcia
Phone Number: (956) 721-5398
Email Address: E.GARCIA@LAREDO.EDU

Grantee: Texas A&M International University
Year One Funding: $637,207
Director's Name: Concepcion Hickey
Phone Number: (956) 326-2134
Email Address: CHICKEY@TAMIU.EDU

Odessa, Texas
Grantee: Odessa Junior College District
Year One Funding: $648,383
Director's Name: Susan Crain
Phone Number: (432) 335-6693
Email Address: SCRAIN@ODESSA.EDU

Snyder, Texas
Grantee: Western Texas College
Year One Funding: $637,563
Director's Name: Alison Moore
Phone Number: (325) 574-7932
Email Address: AMOORE@WTC.EDU

San Angelo, Texas
Grantee: Angelo State University
Year One Funding: $629,968
Director's Name: Joe Munoz
Phone Number: (325) 942-2073
Email Address: JOE.MUNOZ@ANGELO.EDU

San Antonio, Texas
Grantee: Northwest Vista College
Year One Funding: $399,596
Director's Name: Mary Dixson
Phone Number: (210) 486-4937
Email Address: MDIXSON1@ALAMO.EDU

Wharton, Texas
Grantee: Wharton County Junior College
Year One Funding: $737,207
Director's Name: Danson Jones
Phone Number: (979) 532-6975
Email Address: JONESD@WCJC.EDU

Moses Lake, Washington
Grantee: B ig Bend Community College
Year One Funding: $637,827
Director's Name: Terry Kinzel
Phone Number: (509) 783-2302
Email Address: TERRYK@BIGBEND.EDU

Toppenish, Washington
Grantee: Heritage University
Year One Funding: $635,945
Director's Name: Mary Muellerleile
Phone Number: (509) 865-8600
Email Address: MUELLERLEILE_M@HERITAGE.EDU

Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program Awards

Camarillo, California
Grantee: California State University, Channel Islands
Year One Funding: $564,899
Director's Name: Kaia Tollefson
Phone Number: (805) 437-3125
Email Address: KAIA.TOLLEFSON@CSUCI.EDU

Carson, California
Grantee: California State University, Dominguez Hills
Year One Funding: $446,739
Director's Name: Leena Furtado
Phone Number: (310) 243-2743
Email Address: LFURTADO@CSUDH.EDU

Fullerton, California
Grantee: California State University, Fullerton
Year One Funding: $571,880
Director's Name: Dorota Huizinga
Phone Number: (657) 278-4831
Email Address: DHUIZINGA@FULLERTON.EDU

Northridge, California
Grantee: The University Corporation, Michael D. Eisner College of Education
Year One Funding: $575,000
Director's Name: Clara Park
Phone Number: (818) 677-2500
Email Address: CLARA.PARK@CSUN.EDU

Turlock, California
Grantee: California State University, Stanislaus
Year One Funding: $553,851
Director's Name: Shawna Young
Phone Number: (209) 667-3320
Email Address: SYOUNG@CSUSTAN.EDU

Pueblo, Colorado
Grantee: Colorado State University, Pueblo
Year One Funding: $574,976
Director's Name: Victoria Marquesen
Phone Number: (719) 549-2681
Email Address: VICTORIA.MARQUESEN@COLOSTATE-PUEBLO.EDU

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Grantee: Nova Southeastern University Inc.
Year One Funding: $574,769
Director's Name: Richard Spieler
Phone Number: (954) 262-3613
Email Address: SPIELERR@NOVA.EDU

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Grantee: University of New Mexico
Year One Funding: $569,192
Director's Name: Amy Wohlert
Phone Number: (505) 277-6062
Email Address: AWOHLERT@UNM.EDU

Espanola, New Mexico
Grantee: Northern New Mexico College
Year One Funding: $563,364
Director's Name: Catherine Martinez-Berryhill
Phone Number: (505) 747-2194
Email Address: CATHYB@NNMC.EDU

Portales, New Mexico
Grantee: Eastern New Mexico University
Year One Funding: $574,899
Director's Name: Linda Weems
Phone Number: (575) 562-2147
Email Address: LINDA.WEEMS@ENMU.EDU

New York, New York
Grantee: CUNY - The City College
Year One Funding: $290,930
Director's Name: Jorge Gonzalez
Phone Number: (212) 650-5279
Email Address: GONZALEZ@ME.CCNY.CUNY.EDU

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Grantee: Bayamon Central University
Year One Funding: $574,715
Director's Name: Pedro Bermudez
Phone Number: (787) 786-3030
Email Address: PBERMUDEZ@UCB.EDU.PR

Grantee: Caribbean University, Bayamon Campus
Year One Funding: $575,000
Director's Name: Angel Caraballo-Rios
Phone Number: (787) 780-0070

Grantee: Universidad Central del Caribe
Year One Funding: $575,000
Director's Name: Luis Cubano
Phone Number: (787) 798-3001
Email Address: LACOADRGS@GMAIL.COM

Carolina, Puerto Rico
Grantee: Universidad del Este
Year One Funding: $574,806
Director's Name: Maribel Figueroa-Rodriguez
Phone Number: (787) 257-7373
Email Address: MFERRAN@SUAGM.EDU

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Grantee: Universidad Adventista De Las Antillas
Year One Funding: $518,571
Director's Name: Aurea Araujo
Phone Number: (787) 834-9595
Email Address: AARAUJO@UAA.EDU

El Paso, Texas
Grantee: The University of Texas at El Paso
Year One Funding: $96,374
Director's Name: Benjamin Flores
Phone Number: (915) 747-6961
Email Address: BFLORES@UTEP.EDU

Houston, Texas
Grantee: University of Houston-Downtown
Year One Funding: $81,210
Director's Name: Forrest Aven
Phone Number: (713) 221-8593
Email Address: AVENF@UHD.EDU

Kingsville, Texas
Grantee: Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Year One Funding: $514,519
Director's Name: Roberto Torres
Phone Number: (361) 593-2797
Email Address: ROBERTO.TORRES@TAMUK.EDU

Laredo, Texas
Grantee: Texas A&M International University
Year One Funding: $575,000
Director's Name: Roberto Heredia
Phone Number: (956) 326-2637
Email Address: RHEREDIA@TAMIU.EDU

San Antonio, Texas
Grantee: University of the Incarnate Word
Year One Funding: $449,306
Director's Name: Kevin Vichcales
Phone Number: (210) 829-2759
Email Address: VICHCALE@UIWTX.EDU