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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Organizations. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 26, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19302.

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Transcript Hispanic Visibility From vocational groups to those pursuing social reform, Hispanic groups offer the student body new ideas in life and the community. Six groups are officially recognized and have one seat in the Concilio de Organaciones Chi- canas. The Hispanic Business Student Association, Mexican- American Engineering Society, Hispanic Law Student Association, Hijos Del Sol, Hispanic Pre-Law Society, and the Mexican-American Student Association are the student groups. The Concilio is the presiding body of the groups. It allows each group a chance to voice its opinions on student life and community issues. The Concilio works towards recruiting Hispanic students and helping them complete their college education. Chicano Week is one of the main social events for the Concilio. Speakers and other activities bring the general student body more in touch with Mexican-American students. Another event, College Career Day, encourages high school students of all grade levels to complete school. Of the student groups' participation in activities, Lorenzo Ca- no, Assistant Director of Mexican American Studies Program, said, "They work very hard . . . I'm impressed ..." The Concilio's principal support group is the Mexican Amer- ican Student Association (MASO). Sonya Hernandez, president of the 20-member organization, says that in addition to other activities, MASO also gets involved with Homecoming and Cinco de Mayo festivities. MASO also encourages students to attend a conference held by the National Association of Chicano Studies (NACS). "The conference features many Hispanic intellectuals in the field of psychology, sociology, and other areas of study," said Cano. Not all groups work for a common goal, though. The four vocational groups cater to students with a certain degree in mind. The Hispanic Business Students Association recruits His- panics for the College of Business. Its current goal remains to provide a scholarship for Mexican-American business students. The Hispanic Pre-Law Society also plans for 6-10 scholarships worth $1,000 each; working with the Mexican American Bar Association for eligibility requirements. As for community work, President Jose Molina said HPLS participated in KQQK- FM's "Be Cool, Stay in School" program, encouraging high school students to finish their education. • The Hispanic Law Students Association was equally active. HLSA hosted Orientation for the Law Center and conducted workshops on test-taking techniques for freshman law students. Furthermore, they updated and re-published a booklet on law school especially for Hispan- ics. The Mexican-American Engineering Society (MAES) represented another Hispanic vocational group. In addition to recruiting Hispanics for the College of Engineering, they worked with PACE (Promotion and Awareness of Careers in Engineering) to demonstrate engineering student projects. "In the past we've gone out to schools for PACE, but this year we hope to bring the students to campus," said President Ronnie Weisar. Aside from vocational groups, the Concilio has the social group "Hijos Del Sol," students who want more focus on Hispanic community issues. A rally on March 9 protesting immigration legislation and the publication of the newsletter iQue Onda? were the major accomplishments of Hijos Del Sol. "When the newsletter came out.. . many thought it was pessimistic, but it's really a statement on things we believe need change," Mendoza said. No matter how old or young, Hispanic student groups are working for visibility. Although different in name, the groups are unified in working for the 6% Hispanic population at UH. —Frank San Miguel "They work very hard . . . I'm impressed by them." — Lorenzo Cano, Assistant Director of Mexican- American Studies Program. iA COLOMBIAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION, FOLKLORIC BALLET — Front: Consuelo Baena, Monica Leal, Manuel Santos. Back: Orlando Guerrero, Fernandez Suarez, Melba Resendez, Francisco Ramirez, Luz Suarez Morris, Ricardo Sutherland-Castro, Judit Guerrero, Robin Guerrero, Norma Fuentes, Rafeal Arzuza. Organizations 217