ERIC Number: EJ780751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun-28
Making It Happen
Horwedel, Dina M.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v24 n10 p10-13 Jun 2007
It was not too long ago that the primary lifetime expectations for women included getting married and having children. These traditions were--and in many regards continue to be--more entrenched in the Latino community, but things are changing. Latinas who earn a degree are no longer the exception. In fact, more Latinas earn doctoral degrees today than their male counterparts. And yet, Latinas still encounter obstacles like low expectations, financial constraints and a lack of knowledge about what it takes to apply and graduate from college. This article presents four accomplished Latinas who speak about how they, against the odds, realized their higher education and professional dreams. They are: (1) Dr. Gloria Rodriguez, president of Nuestros Ninos and founder of AVANCE Inc., a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that focuses on parent education and early child development; (2) Dr. Evangelina Holvino, president of Chaos Management Ltd.; (3) Dr. Sylvia Ramos, president of Richard J. Daley College in Chicago; and (4) Felicia Casados, campus executive officer for New Mexico State University-Grants.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Parent Education, Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries, Hispanic Americans, Personal Narratives, Role Models, Mentors, Females, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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