CENTER FOR MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES AND RESEARCH
The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) serves as a university-wide educational resource base with a focus on effectively reaching, educating and graduating more first-generation students—a large majority who are of Mexican American descent. The CMASR is also committed to utilizing our Mexican American cultural expertise for supporting cultural competence and cultural enrichment of faculty, staff and students in higher education.
To showcase and expand OLLU’s expertise in Mexican American culture, the Center hosts and promotes events and programs that explore various topics within Mexican American Studies, including history, literature, fine arts, leadership, health and professional services, social work, sciences and education. We are especially proud to have been selected to maintain the archival collections for the Spanish Missions and for San Antonio's first Latina city councilwoman, Maria Antonietta Berriozabal.
We invite you to join us for our annual conference and awards banquet, and to visit our Center, Special Collections, and campus. Also join us for our professional development opportunities and programs for personnel in education, business, health services and non-profit organizations. Hope to see you soon!
CMASR Mission Statement
The mission of the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research is to expand the knowledge, understanding, appreciation and application of Mexican American culture.
Approved by CMASR Task Force and President, March, 2012
To achieve our mission, the CMASR will:
- Build upon the strengths and expertise of faculty and staff members actively engaged in culturally-relevant scholarly/service activities.
- Support institutional capacity-building for all students to engage in culturally-based experiences to enhance their cultural competence.
- Coordinate and assist in professional development programs for cultural competence which reflect innovation, enrichment, inclusion and service to others as inspired by the core values of University.
Selected Academic Degree and Certificate Programs at OLLU
Undergraduate Degree options:
MAST track in Human Sciences [HUSC] major
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Undergraduate Certificate options:
Graduate Certificate options:
PSSSP [Psychological Services for Spanish-Speaking Populations] Certificate Option open for graduate students in Counseling Psychology]
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