The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Hits a Milestone With 50 Industry Partnership Council Members

Westinghouse Electric joins 49 of the top companies in the country to

support SHPE

Aug 21, 2007, 01:00 ET from Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Hispanic
 Professional Engineers (SHPE) has announced that Westinghouse Electric
 Company is the 50th corporate partner to join SHPE's Industrial PartnerSHPE
 Council (IPC).
     SHPE's core group of industry partners -- the Industrial PartnerSHPE
 Council -- strengthens and supports SHPE with a mission to advance the
 organization and its members' professional and academic success. IPC
 members invest $37,500 annually and meet four times a year. In addition,
 many IPC representatives provide SHPE with industry perspectives,
 development tools and other in-kind services and support. In turn, IPC
 members benefit from increased access to quality Hispanic students and
 professionals in engineering and technical disciplines.
     "Several years ago, SHPE set a goal as an organization to increase the
 number of Industrial PartnerSHPE Council members, as they play an essential
 role in helping us achieve our mission," said Diana Gomez, SHPE National
 President. "As the source for quality Hispanic engineers and technical
 talent, we rely on these industry partners to provide professional
 expertise, connections to jobs and internships, and financial support to
 help us carry out our programs. We are thrilled to have reached our goal of
 50 members in the Industrial PartnerSHPE Council, and thank all of our
 corporate partners for their commitment to the engineering profession and
 the Hispanic community."
     The IPC funds a variety of SHPE projects strategically aimed at
 increasing the capability and number of Hispanics in the fields of
 engineering and science. The financial commitment of IPC members supports
 pre-college outreach, scholarships, leadership training for members,
 organizational infrastructure development, the national SHPE Conference,
 professional and board training and development, an "executive on loan"
 program, and professional chapter outreach programs.
     "This is a major milestone for SHPE, the nation's largest Hispanic
 technical professional organization," said Miguel Alemany, Director, Global
 Commercial Products Group at Procter and Gamble, and an IPC chair for two
 years. "It is a vote of confidence in SHPE that 50 top companies in the
 industry strongly support this organization and an example of SHPE's
 positive growth. I am personally very excited to welcome the latest partner
 in our commitment to support engineering education in the Hispanic
     In 1992, SHPE's IPC had 13 members, compared to 50 members today. The
 complete list of 2007 SHPE IPC members follows:
     3M                                     Intel Corporation
     Accenture                              John Deere
     American Airlines                      Johnson & Johnson
     Anheuser-Busch Companies               Kimberly-Clark Corporation
     BAE Systems                            Lyondell Chemicals
     Bechtel                                Lockheed Martin Corporation
     Boston Scientific                      Medtronic, Inc.
     BP America, Inc.                       Merck & Co., Inc.
     Caterpillar                            Microsoft Corporation
     Chevron Corporation                    Northrop Grumman
     Cisco Systems, Inc.                    Procter and Gamble
     Cummins, Inc.                          Raytheon Company
     DaimlerChrysler Corporation            Texas Instruments
     Dell                                   The Boeing Company
     Delta Air Lines, Inc.                  The Clorox Company
     Dow Chemical                           Toyota
     Dupont                                 U.S. Army RDECOM
     Exxon Mobil Corporation                U.S. Intelligence Community
     Ford Motor Company                     U.S. Navy
     GE                                     United States Steel Corporation
     General Mills                          United Technologies Corporation
     General Motors Corporation             Verizon
     Goldman, Sachs & Co.                   Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
     Hewlett Packard Company                Westinghouse Electric Company
     IBM Corporation                        Weyerhaeuser
     SHPE, Inc. is the source for quality Hispanic engineers and technical
 talent, committed to enhancing America's position in math, science,
 engineering and technology with a strong and talented Hispanic workforce.
 SHPE provides its membership of students and professionals with increased
 educational opportunities, professional and personal growth, and
 involvement in education, business and government issues. For more
 information, please visit

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