As 2018 comes to a close, we would like to take an opportunity to reflect on what we have accomplished, give thanks for those who have supported our organization and prepare for what is to come in the next year.
We are happy to see the continuation of programs we have put in place and the foundation being created for new programs.
Four of our board members were able to attend SHPE National Conference in Cleveland, Ohio this year, which was the largest conference to date. There is still much work to be done, but we were encouraged to see the support shown from companies from around the country and their willingness to support the SHPE mission.
Since the start of our fiscal year in June, the University Outreach program has been busy. We grew our mentorship program to 17 student-mentor pairs, held mock interviews, a mock career fair and resume reviews for 19 university students, and aided in sending five University of Washington students to SHPE National Conference this year, including two of our Puget Sound SHPE Scholars.
To our volunteers who give of their time during these events, we sincerely appreciate your support and the joy with which you serve.
We look forward to growing our professional development program in the coming year and continuing to support our university students at the UW, Everett Community College and Seattle U.
Warmest wishes during the holiday season and a very happy New Year. We will see you in 2019!
SHPE Puget Sound Board
Students and Professionals at the Conference Crash Course Event held on October 27th, 2018.
Christian, Joe and Leann at SHPE National Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.
The fiscal year is nearing its end and much has been achieved this year!
The board of directors has been hard at work ensuring our organization is healthy and capable of carrying out the mission of changing lives in our community.
The overarching theme this year has been “sustainable success”. From every vantage point, we have been looking to create success in a repeatable and sustainable way. This means creating programs and developing policy and procedure that enables sustainability and accountability.
Some highlights from the past fiscal year include:
Raised over $2400 for our Student Conference Travel Fund, highlighted by our keynote speaker, Jenette Ramos, Senior VP Supply Chain & Operations, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Developed our mentorship program with the University of Washington SHPE Chapter, where 15 of our members devoted their time to helping students with various career and professional development advice.
Held various general meetings for the UW chapter, including a networking dinner and a resume workshop, among others.
Sponsored the FIRST Robotics team at Mt. Rainier High School, coached by member Nick Estrada.
Sponsored Future Meets Present at the UW, where high school students from around the state were inspired to pursue higher education and explore engineering at UW
On the financial side, the chapter was successful in reclaiming over $12,000 in escheated funds which were lost due to inactivity many years ago. Thank you to the board for their efforts in complying with regulations as a 501 (c) 3 organization.
As the year is coming to a close in June, I invite you all to support our chapter scholarship fund. On June 1st, 2018, we will be celebrating our inaugural class of scholarship recipients which is possible because of our fundraising efforts from last year. Additionally, we will be celebrating our chapter award recipients. Please congratulate them all:
San Lorenzo de Nutka Award – Van Rex Gallard, Former VP of Sales, Boeing
Community Group Engagement Award –SHPE UW Chapter
President’s Award – Christian Sarmiento, Boeing
Professional Role Model Award – Andreína Vivas Thomas, Lenovo
Community Outreach Award – Leann Martins & Victor Callado, Boeing
Distinguished Corporate Support Award – Boeing Hispanic Employee’s Network, President George Alabí
All proceeds from the event will go to the chapter scholarship fund and will ensure sustained success for college students in the state of Washington. Please see our Eventbrite page for ticket information.
Lastly, I want to present the elected board of directors for 2018-2019:
President – Joe Martinez, Boeing
Secretary – Christian Sarmiento, Boeing
Treasurer – Andreína Vivas Thomas, Lenovo
No nominations were accepted for VP. Additional board members will be appointed at the beginning of the fiscal year in July. We have nominees for Director of University Outreach and Director of Professional Development to be approved by the board of directors.
We are currently seeking individuals who may be interested in leading efforts in the following:
K-12 Educational Programs, to report to the president
Marketing and Communications, to report to the secretary (includes website and social media)
Corporate and Donor Relations, to report to the treasurer
Fundraising, to report to all 3 executive positions
If you are interested in one of these positions, have any questions, or want to get involved in any other capacity, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to thank the board members from this year for all their hard-work and dedication!
President – Joe Martinez
VP – Carlos Blanco
Treasurer – Ivan Gutierrez
Treasurer, Interim – Andreína Vivas Thomas
Secretary – Christian Sarmiento
Director of University Outreach – Victor Callado
Director of Professional Development – Leann Martins
Director of Governance – Faraón Torres
And finally, I want to thank all of our volunteers, our donors, our members, and our supporters. Without you, we would not be where we are today, and we would not be on a path to greater success for the years to come!
Thank you, Joe Martinez, President, SHPE Puget Sound Chapter
SHPE PSC members are cordially invited to attend the annual launch event, which will showcase presentations by article contributors and a special keynote speaker.
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: University of Washington School of Law 4293 Memorial Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98195
There are a limited number of hard copies that will be issued free to attendees who RSVP and attend. The hard copies of the publication will be distributed during registration in a first come, first serve basis until supplies last. The only hard copies that will be reserved are one copy per author, sponsor, and members of the editorial staff. Registration will begin at 5:15pm.
EDUCATION NOT INCARCERATION: THE ROLE OF ADMINISTRATORS AND EDUCATORS IN STOPPING THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE BY RECOGNIZING AND REDUCING HOW IMPLICIT BIASES PLAY INTO DISCIPLINE DECISION-MAKING, Emma Aubrey
RACIAL DISPROPORTIONALITY IN SCHOOL DISCIPLINE: THE PROBLEM IN WASHINGTON SCHOOLS & RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE, Manmeet Dhami and Alyssa Fairbanks
WHEN COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE LAWS FURTHER PUSH KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL: AN EQUITABLE REVIEW OF WASHINGTON’S TRUANCY LAWS AND PROPOSED REFORMS, Bruna Estrada and Naazaneen Hodjat
IMPROVING DISPROPORTIONALITY OF STUDENTS OF COLOR IN HIGHLY CAPABLE PROGRAMS (HCP), LaWonda Smith, Ed.D.
GENDER EQUITY THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION, Lara Hengelbrok
COMMON CORE: AN OBITUARY, Stephen Fink, Ed.D. INEQUITIES AND DISPARITIES IN EDUCATION, Anonymous Teacher
EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF EARLY LEARNING AND HEALTH POLICY IN WASHINGTON STATE, K. Jennifer Johal
On behalf of LATINA Style Magazine, we would like to invite SHPE to participate in the Seattle LATINA Style Business Series.
LATINA Style Inc. is proud to present the following partnership opportunity for the 2016 Business Series Tour. This interactive business development program brings together Latina business owners with the key corporations and government agencies that provide the goods and services needed by those outstanding entrepreneurs to create or expand their business. Over 32,000 Latina entrepreneurs have participated in the Series since its inception in 1998.
The program covers a wide range of topics including: access to capital; strategic sales & marketing strategies; professional, technology, and communications services; corporate & federal procurement opportunities; and so much more. The seminar is a one-day event that includes an exhibit area with a networking breakfast, panel sessions, Latina Entrepreneur Award luncheon with a keynote speaker, and a networking reception (held the night before and by invitation only). Each participant is given a commemorative gift bag which will include items from our sponsors and partners. An excellent opportunity to reach the growing Hispanic market! Here is the link to our website with more information on what our Business Series does and how it affects the Latina community. (http://www.bs.latinastyle.com/)