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Inside the September 2008 Issue

Leading Scientist Ignites Passion for Education

When Lydia Villa-Komaroff was nine years old, she knew she wanted to be a scientist. What she didn't know was that she was destined to become one of the most influential role models in the U.S. Hispanic community. ...continue

Hispanic Heritage Month: 40 Years of Celebration

Hispanic Heritage Month marks a special opportunity to highlight the rich culture and history of Hispanics in the United States, which many organizations do through concerts, festivals, exhibits, lectures, parties and ceremonies recognizing the outstanding achievements of business and community leaders. Here are some highlights of the month's festivities. ...continue

Top 10 Engineering Schools for Hispanic Students, 2008

Which schools offer the most to Hispanics? Which ones are at the forefront of recruiting, retaining, and offering quality higher education? HispanTelligence, the research arm of Hispanic Business Inc., annually assesses the nation's top universities for Hispanics in the fields of medicine, engineering, business, and law. Following are this year's 2008 Top 10 Engineering Schools for Hispanic Students. ...continue

Polanco Fellows: A Capital Program that Changes Lives

Named after former state Senator Richard Polanco, a founder and chairman of the California Latino Caucus Institute, the Polanco fellowship program takes young, committed Hispanics who have overcome hardship and provides them with year-long, on-the-job Capitol training. The program, which began in 2003, gives young Latinos a taste of public policy and life inside the Capitol and offers a connection with people who can open doors. ...continue

Major Auto Makers Take Aim at Toyota in Battle for Green Market Shares

While Toyota currently dominates the hybrid automobile market, having manufactured 82 percent of the hybrids sold in April, at least three major automakers are entering the competition in a big way. Toyota's Prius now accounts for more than 54 percent of all the hybrids sold, but Chevrolet, BMW and Honda are leading the way toward the next generation of 'green' cars, which go beyond hybrids. ...continue

More Companies Embrace Diversity While Battle Over Talent Begins

Competition for the Diversity Elite 60 list was stiff this year. The point spread on which our research division's rankings are based showed that the gap between first place and 60th was closer than ever before. It's a sign that corporations are continuing to grow their diversity programs as understanding increases about the importance of workplace multiculturalism. ...continue

Financial Firm Comerica Scores Third Spot on Diversity Elite

Three years ago Comerica Inc., a financial services and banking group now headquartered in Dallas, established three regional Hispanic market segmentation teams in California, Texas, and Michigan. Each team included Hispanic and non-Hispanic members from different departments and divisions. The move, which has helped the company make great inroads into the burgeoning Hispanic market, was just one of many that helped Comerica jump from sixth place in last year's Hispanic Business Diversity Elite to the third spot in the 2008 listings. ...continue

Top Universities Strive for 'Critical Mass'

Even as U.S. Hispanics fight to gain access to academia, universities and colleges are being challenged to reach out to the Hispanic community to achieve their diversity goals. Some of these schools have higher goals than others. To some, achieving diversity is about more than talk, it is about taking action. Some are aggressive, creative, and highly successful in their outreach to Hispanics. Each year, we celebrate these schools and their mission in our September issue. These are among the most progressive and laudable institutions of higher learning in the world. ...continue

The Second 10: Nos. 11-20 Best Law Schools for Hispanic Students, 2008

Which med schools offer the most to Hispanics? Which ones are at the forefront of recruiting, retaining, and offering quality higher education? HispanTelligence, the research arm of Hispanic Business Inc., annually assesses the nation's top universities for Hispanics in the fields of medicine,engineering, business, and law. Following are this year's 2008 Law Schools for Hispanic Students, nos. 11-20. ...continue

Top 10 Law Schools for Hispanic Students, 2008

Which schools offer the most to Hispanics? Which ones are at the forefront of recruiting, retaining, and offering quality higher education? HispanTelligence, the research arm of Hispanic Business Inc., annually assesses the nation's top universities for Hispanics in the fields of medicine, engineering, business, and law. Following are this year's 2008 Top 10 Law Schools for Hispanic Students. ...continue

The Second 10: Nos. 11-20 Best Medical Schools for Hispanic Students, 2008

Which med schools offer the most to Hispanics? Which ones are at the forefront of recruiting, retaining, and offering quality higher education? HispanTelligence, the research arm of Hispanic Business Inc., annually assesses the nation's top universities for Hispanics in the fields of medicine,engineering, business, and law. Following are this year's 2008 Medical Schools for Hispanic Students, nos. 11-20. ...continue

Top 10 Medical Schools for Hispanic Students, 2008

Which schools offer the most to Hispanics? Which ones are at the forefront of recruiting, retaining, and offering quality higher education? HispanTelligence, the research arm of Hispanic Business Inc., annually assesses the nation's top universities for Hispanics in the fields of medicine,engineering, business, and law. Following are this year's 2008 Top 10 Medical Schools for Hispanic Students. ...continue

The Second 10: Nos. 11-20, Best Business Schools for Hispanic Students, 2008

Which schools offer the most to Hispanics? Which ones are at the forefront of recruiting, retaining, and offering quality higher education? HispanTelligence, the research arm of Hispanic Business Inc., annually assesses the nation's top universities for Hispanics in the fields of medicine,engineering, business, and law. Following are this year's 2008 Business Schools for Hispanic Students, nos. 11-20. ...continue

Top 10 Business Schools for Hispanic Students, 2008

Which schools offer the most to Hispanics? Which ones are at the forefront of recruiting, retaining, and offering quality higher education? HispanTelligence, the research arm of Hispanic Business Inc., annually assesses the nation's top universities for Hispanics in the fields of medicine,engineering, business, and law. Following are this year's 2008 Top 10 Business Schools for Hispanic Students. ...continue

Diversity Elite 2008: 46-60

The Diversity Elite 60, our list of the companies nationwide that are the most successful at embedding diversity into their corporate culture, has arrived! Read about those who finished in spots 46-60. ...continue

Diversity Elite 2008: 31-45

The Diversity Elite 60, our list of the companies nationwide that are the most successful at embedding diversity into their corporate culture, has arrived! Read about those who finished in spots 31-45. ...continue

Diversity Elite 2008: 16-30

The Diversity Elite 60, our list of the companies nationwide that are the most successful at embedding diversity into their corporate culture, has arrived! Read about those who finished in spots 16-30. ...continue

Diversity Elite 2008: The Top 15

The Diversity Elite 60, our list of the companies nationwide that are the most successful at embedding diversity into their corporate culture, has arrived! Read about the top finishers, those in the Top 15, below. ...continue

2008 Diversity Champion: AT&T Rings Up First Place Finish

Even as an increasing number of companies throughout the U.S. are recognizing that diversity is critical to increasing profits, one company has already reached out and excelled at it. This year AT&T heads the 2008 Hispanic Business Diversity Elite, a list of the nation's top 60 companies as measured in terms of best practices in the overall field of diversity and inclusion. ...continue

Corner Office: Diversity Benefits All

In a relatively short time our annual diversity issue, published this September only for the sixth time, has gained a solid reception among the HispanicBusiness Media audience. Staff and administrators at Best Schools--Medicine, Law, Engineering, Business--respond with keen interest to our information solicitations. Ardor for the Best Companies story is also evident, and we have obtained extraordinary levels of cooperation. The result? We have attained a level of quantitative data that begins to put some flesh on the bones of diversity. ...continue

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