ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army renewed its longstanding partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to provide students with the educational and financial resources needed to succeed. The partnership includes the Army's participation at the 27th annual HACU national conference, October 26-28 in Chicago, as well as continuing its support of the Army-HACU College Tour program. During the conference, the Army also will be presented with the Outstanding HACU Public-Sector Partner Award in recognition of outstanding leadership and support of HACU's mission.
Army representatives will join HACU at the organization's national conference which is expected to draw more than 1,300 participants, including students, college and university administrators and educators and community leaders. There, Army officials will meet with attendees to share information about its educational resources and leadership development programs.
"HACU is committed to improving access and success for high school and college students," said HACU President and CEO, Antonio R. Flores. "This partnership with the U.S. Army provides additional opportunities to engage students and ensure they have access to the educational resources needed to complete their education and succeed in their chosen field."
As the nation's largest provider of college scholarships, the Army is dedicated to closing the education gap and annually grants more than $250 million in merit-based ROTC scholarships for students.
Army Marketing and Research Group
The Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG) is the U.S. Army's national marketing, marketing research and analysis and accessions analysis organization. The AMRG develops innovative and effective ways to: connect with the American public and make the Army more accessible and understood; increase awareness of both the benefits and value of Army service; and motivate the most qualified candidates to choose the Army as their service of first choice.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. HACU is the only national association that represents existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). More information is available at www.hacu.net.
SOURCE U.S. Army