Atlantic University College

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Atlantic University College
Atlantic University College
Official logo of Atlantic University College.jpg
Established 1983
Type Private
President Teresa de Dios Unanue
Location Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Mascot Gladiator
Website www.atlanticu.edu

Atlantic University College (AUC) is the first and only university established in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1983 by Dr. Teresa de Dios Unanue and Colonel Ramón M. Barquín.

AUC is one of the only universities in the Caribbean specializing in digital arts education in all of its forms.

Until 2014, Atlantic University College was also the only university in Puerto Rico to be awarded an Emmy award for Technical Achievement in 2007,[1] an Emmy ® Award in 2012[2] and nominated for three Emmy ® awards in 2011.[3]

History[edit]

Atlantic University College is a non for-profit institution and is located in the heart of Guaynabo, facing the city's central plaza.

It is the first university founded in Guaynabo and is located in the city's historical district, which preserves the distinctive Spanish colonial-style architecture that characterized Puerto Rico's towns and cities in earlier times.

Atlantic University College was founded in response to Guaynabo's need for a local institution of higher education, as well as the growing demand for digital arts expertise in the commercial sector.

AUC's core programs were first offered in 1983 and now include a growing range of bachelor's and master's degree programs.

Traditions[edit]

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Official logo of Atlantic University College.jpg
The initials of the Atlantic University College are the "A", "U" and "C". The logo also contains the symbol of the Gladiator with his shield.

Academic crest[edit]

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Atlantic University College's crest is featured on the school's letterhead as well as on official documents issued by the Dean of Academic Affairs' office, such as diplomas and transcripts.

Mascot[edit]

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The official mascot of the Atlantic University College is the Gladiator, being this symbol used in all kinds of media from the institution.

Administration[edit]

AUC is a private institution of higher education operated by Atlantic College, Inc., a nonprofit corporation established under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and duly registered with the U.S. State Department (#14026).

Board of trustees[edit]

  • Ramón C. Barquín Cantero – Chair
  • Carlos Hamill – Vice Chair
  • Ramón C. Barquín Torres – Deputy Vice Chair
  • Ofelia García – Secretary
  • Luis B. González – Treasurer
  • Rafael Portela – Trustee
  • Raúl Benavides – Trustee
  • Heri Martínez – Trustee
  • Manuel Álvarez – Trustee
  • Eugenia Orsini – Trustee
  • Eglee W. Pérez – Trustee
  • Adolfo Soto – Trustee
  • Héctor Ledesma – Trustee
  • Teresa de Dios Unanue – Trustee

Standing committees of the board of trustees[edit]

  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Academic Committee

Standing Committees of the institution[edit]

  • Technological Creativity Committee
  • Student Affairs Committee
  • Student Academic Progress Committee
  • Discipline Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Resource Center Committee
  • Administrative Council
  • Academic Council

Administrative officers[edit]

  • Teresa de Dios Unanue, Ph.D. – President
  • Heri Martinez de Dios, M.B.A./M.A.G. – Executive Vice President, Dean of Technology and Marketing
  • Ivette Carbonell, M.I.S. – Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Heriberto Martínez Abreu, M.S.A. – Dean of Administration
  • Frances Grau Cesaní, M.F.A. – Dean of Digital Arts and Sciences

Accreditation and licensing[edit]

Atlantic University College is accredited as an "Honor Roll Institution with Distinction" by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS—750 N.E. First Street, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241; Tel. (202) 336-6780).[4] It has the authorization to award associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. The ACICS is recognized as a national accrediting body by the U.S. Department of Education.

Atlantic University College is also authorized to operate by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico[5] and the Veterans Administration.[6]

Memberships[edit]

Atlantic University College is a member of the following associations:

  • Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HAUCU)[7]
  • Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF)[8]
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)[9]
  • American Association of Hispanic Higher Education (AAHHE)[10]
  • Puerto Rico Association of Private Education (AEP)[11]
  • Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce[12]
  • Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association[13]

Departments[edit]

  • General Education
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Sciences
  • Digital Cinematography Sciences
  • Digital Graphic Design
  • Digital Animation Sciences
  • Video Game Art and Design Sciences
  • Mobile Application Sciences
  • Graduate Division

References[edit]

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