White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to hold town hall meeting at UTEP

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor

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The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH) and UTEP will host a town hall meeting Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Tomás Rivera Conference Center, UTEP Union Building East, third floor regarding Hispanics and STEM education.

UTEP President Diana Natalicio, El Paso Community College President William Serrata, Socorro Independent School District Superintendent José Espinoza, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Executive Director Alejandra Ceja and other key leaders will discuss Hispanic students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Friday is the conclusion of the WHIEEH 2013 Back-to-School Texas Tour. The tour will make nine stops throughout South and West Texas to engage community leaders in discussions about education and Hispanics.

The WHIEEH will share President Barack Obama’s education agenda and gather input and feedback from stakeholders about successful efforts and issues of concern to inform education policymaking in Washington, D.C.

The town hall is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register here: http://www.cvent.com/d/y4q71n/1Q

Free parking for the event is available at the Glory Road Parking Garage located at the corner of Glory Road and Oregon Street. A shuttle will be available to take participants to the venue.

Information provided by University Communications.

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