UA Cossatot may be first Hispanic-Serving Institution in Arkansas Designation would provide extra resources,
programs for all students attending UA Cossatot
By Patrick Massey
DE QUEEN – UA Cossatot may soon be named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), making it the first college in Arkansas to achieve the designation.
Colleges and universities are recognized as Hispanic-Serving Institutions by the Department of Education if 25 percent or more of their students are from a Latino background. UA Cossatot reached that figure this year, more than doubling its Latino enrollment in the past five years.
"Part of our strategic plan which we started five years ago was to get our Hispanic enrollment to be more representative of our area," said UA Cossatot Chancellor Steve Cole.
In 2010, when the college crafted its five-year strategic plan, Latino enrollment was around 12 percent.
That same year U.S. Census figures determined that De Queen's population was approximately 53 percent Latino.
"We had a lot to do to get our Hispanic enrollment up, and I think its a major accomplishment for our college that we were able to double that enrollment in just five years," Cole added.
To read the complete article, please see the Sept. 24 edition of The De Queen Bee.
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De Queen High School to host homecoming game against Watson Chapel Oct. 2 Event to feature parade through De Queen, pep rally, other celebrations
Homecoming Court – De Queen High School has announced its court for the 2015 Homecoming game against Watson Chapel on Oct. 2. Pictured from left to right in the back row are Kai Smith, Tyler Smith, Darius Grant, Cecily Tun, Cirilo Resendiz, Elizabeth Velazquez, David Gomez, Kendall Wood and Ranferi Martinez. In the fourth row are Destiny Kimmel, Brayan Feregrino, Tara Montgomery, Riley Johnson, Caitlen Olgesby, Tyler Peck, Krishna Patel, Rudy Esquivel and Jessica Rogers. In the third row are Susy Balderas, Tyler Thorton, Stephanie Bell, Cody Stephens, Erykah Boehler, Brandon Peck, Anna Grace Cauley, Alan Barrera, Danielle Duggan and Jessica Parker. In the second row are Daniel Villeda, Jessica Williams, Silvano Gomez, Bradi Young, Alejandro Hernandez, Kylie Bowens, Alex Alvarado, Patricia Martinez, Hugo Martinez and Miriam Rodriguez. In the front row are Ellis Anne Lynch and Tyson Clay. Not pictured are football escorts Erick Camacho, Nathan Gonzalez and Victor Hilario.
DE QUEEN – The De Queen High School Student Council has announced the 2015 DHS Homecoming Court.
The De Queen Leopards Football team will be playing their homecoming game against Watson Chapel High School on Oct. 2, 2015. Homecoming festivities begin with a Homecoming Parade themed "Once a Leopard, Always a Leopard” in the downtown area at 1:15 p.m. The parade will continue to the High School at approximately 1:45 p.m.
An afternoon ceremony and pep rally will begin at 2:15 p.m. in the De Queen High School Coliseum. Evening Homecoming ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Leopard Stadium and the game will follow at 7 p.m.
The 2015 DHS Homecoming Crown Bearer is Ellis Anne Lynch and Tyson Clay will be the Football Bearer.
This year's sophomore maids are Jessica Williams and Bradi Young.
Junior maids are Patricia Martinez and Miriam Rodriguez.
Senior maids include Susy Balderas, Erykah Boehler, Krishna Patel, Stepanie Bell, Danielle Duggan, Destiny Kimmell, Tara Montgomery, Caitlen Oglesby, Anna Grace Cauley, Elizabeth Velazquez, Kai Smith, Jessica Rogers, Tyler Smith, Cecily Tun and Kendall Wood.
This year's Homecoming Queen is Kylie Bowens.
Football escorts include Erick Camacho, Nathan Gonzalez, Victor Hilario, Darius Grant, Cirilo Resendiz, David Gomez, Ranferi Martinez, Brayan Feregrino, Riley Johnson, Tyler Peck, Rudy Esquivel, Tyler Thorton, Cody Stephens, Brandon Peck, Alan Barerra, Jessie Parker, Daniel Villeda, Silvano Gomez, Alejandro Hernandez, Alex Alvarado and Hugo Martinez.