Abrica and Hatch invited to inaugural symposium

Elvira Abrica and Deryl Hatch-Tocaimaza.
Elvira Abrica and Deryl Hatch-Tocaimaza.

EDAD faculty members, Elvira Abrica and Deryl Hatch-Tocaimaza, are representing the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this week at the first ever Project MALES Faculty and Research Affiliates Symposium in Austin, Texas. They are among 32 of the country's leading scholars on men of color in higher education.

Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) is a multi-faceted research and mentoring initiative based within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at the University of Texas at Austin. The symposium is generously sponsored by various foundations and organizations, including Equal Measure, Greater Texas Foundation, RISE for Boys and Men of Color, and various divisions within the University of Texas.

The symposium has the objective to further define and promote a collective research agenda as a community of scholars committed to supporting the educational pathways of male students of color.

Abrica and Hatch-Tocaimaza are both posting their symposium experiences this week on Twitter at @elvira_abrica and @derylhatch, respectively.