SBVC Students Attend 35th Annual HACU Conference in Virtual Format
San Bernardino Valley College students were able to participate in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) annual conference this October without having to leave campus. The conference is a way for member institutions to showcase and share their successful programs and initiatives, form partnerships, and discuss everything from policy issues to scholarships to trends in higher education. A space was set up on the SBVC campus for students to gather and watch the virtual sessions together. Each day, breakfast refreshments and a full lunch were served to the students, and special polo shirts were made to commemorate the event. The students also posed for a photo with several administrators and staff members, including Interim President Dr. Scott Thayer. Like in 2020, students couldn’t travel to the event because of the pandemic, but “we were able to attend as a group and have discussions this time around,” Oscar Rodriguez, Student Success and Support Program Coordinator with First Year Experience, said. “We are looking forward to attending in person next year if the circumstances allow.” The 2022 HACU conference will be held in San Diego in October.