MEXICALI, México, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Thanks to the CETYS community and the leadership of several student groups, the original challenge proposed by journalist Jorge Ramos has been exceeded. To date, they’ve raised over $39,623 which will go towards helping rebuild areas devastated by natural disasters in the last few months.
“While in Mexicali, I met with CETYS students who are working to make their school one of the top 10 universities in the world. Inspired by their tenacity, I issued a challenge to raise $25,000 for the victims of Mexico’s earthquake,” said Jorge Ramos, last September, during his visit to CETYS University‘s 56th anniversary. “These students not only stepped up to the plate to deliver much needed resources, but the University also backed them 100%.”
Dr. Fernando León García, President of CETYS University declared, “We’re proud to say that we have clearly surpassed our goal. The work shows our commitment at CETYS of focusing both on the academic and social development of our students. By forming upstanding people who are very committed to their communities, we’re educating true agents of change.”
Fundraising activities were led by student groups, including the University Network for Disaster Prevention and Care (UNIRED for its Spanish acronym), a non-governmental association, located in Mexico City, whose Northwestern chapter is coordinated by CETYS; the leadership group FORTES, and the Alumni Society. These groups organized social and cultural events, fundraisers, raffles, and sales throughout the three CETYS campuses.
Through different initiatives, CETYS University seeks to promote its students’ sensitivity to their environment, raise their awareness about their responsibility within the society, and reaffirm their commitment as future agents of change.
Jorge Ramos’s challenge started with a personal donation by the renowned journalist himself of $10,000. To this day, CETYS and the community has collected over $29,000 more for a total of over $39,000. The school will unveil the names of the institutions that will be in charge of bringing the funds to the devastated areas soon.
CETYS is ranked among the top universities in Mexico and is climbing the ladder of international recognition. With bilingual and dual-degree programs, CETYS is innovative and expects academic, as well as moral, excellence from its students. Further, CETYS location in Baja California, a region ripe with innovation, is a major draw. With a population of just over 3 million, and proximity to important cities in the United States, like San Diego, the state has 32 major universities and offers over one hundred professional degrees. The region also has an incredible tech ecosystem, with major technology parks focused on research and development.
CETYS University is the first Mexican university accredited by WASC, (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and boasts alliances with more than 80 international universities, including: UCSD, USD, City University of Seattle and National University. CETYS already serves a diverse population from Southern California, where students from the U.S. border region commute to CETYS in pursuit of an international quality education. By 2020 CETYS University aims to be the educational institution with the best MBA program in Latin America, with a focus on entrepreneurship and in Engineering, with a focus on Innovation and Design.
SOURCE CETYS University