HETS Welcomes New Institutional and Corporate Members.

HETS also rejoices by extending its connection in Puerto Rico, and Missouri by welcoming American University of Puerto Rico, Southeast Missouri State University and corporate member Lighthouse Translations. We are delighted that they accepted our invitation to join our consortium.  Below a brief profile of each for your consideration.

Southeast Missouri State UniversityFounded in 1873, Southeast Missouri State University provides a comprehensive education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and practical experience. By emphasizing student-centered and experiential learning, the University prepares individuals to participate responsibly in a global and technologically advanced world. Internships and real-world learning are offered in all majors. By anticipating the skills and knowledge the marketplace will need, we ensure that our students are ready to launch extraordinary careers. With an enrollment of 12,000 students, the University is an ideal size to take advantage of critical learning and extracurricular opportunities. The main campus is located in Cape Girardeau. Other campuses include Kennett, Malden, Sikeston, and the River Campus. More than 30 online degree programs are also offered. Recently appointed, President, Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, immediately accepted HETS invitation to join the consortium and participated of the winter’s Board Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

AUPRAmerican University of Puerto Rico, University of America, emerged as post-secondary educational institution in 1963. In 1978 the institution became a four-year college and took the name of American College of Puerto Rico. In 1982 received the accreditation of all its programs and certification the Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico who visited them along with the Middle States Association and the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools. Between 1986 to 1988 the institution was re-accredited by three agencies and was given permission to change its name to American University of Puerto Rico coinciding with the celebration its 25th anniversary. In 1997 created the Bachelor’s and associate degree of Criminal Justice. In 2001 began offering master’s degree in Criminal Justice, followed by others in the areas of education and business administration. Eventually the University is preparing to enter post-graduate studies.

LighthouseIn addition, Lighthouse Translations joined HETS as a corporate member. This company had provided simultaneous translation services during HETS Best Practices Showcase and decided that they also wanted to be part of our initiatives for the benefit of our members. Lighthouse has been offering accurate professional and accurate conference interpreting and translation services since 2003. They have more than twelve years of combined experience in event planning and project management that we bring to the area of Conference Interpretation. For more information about Lighthouse Translations please visit their website: www.lighthouseonline.com. Welcome to our newest members!

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