University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

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University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo
UPR at Arecibo Seal.svg
Latin: Universitatis Portoricensis
Other name
UPRA
Former names
Colegio Regional de Arecibo (CRA)
Colegio Universitario Tecnológico de Arecibo (CUTA)
TypePublic
Established1967 (1967)
PresidentNivia A. Fernández Hernández
RectorDr. Carlos A. Andújar Rojas
Academic staff
257
Students3,693
Location,
18°28′8″N 66°44′29″W / 18.46889°N 66.74139°W / 18.46889; -66.74139Coordinates: 18°28′8″N 66°44′29″W / 18.46889°N 66.74139°W / 18.46889; -66.74139
CampusUrban
ColorsYellow, White and Black
              
AthleticsLAI
NicknameWolves
MascotsThe Wolves (male and female)
Websitewww.upra.edu

The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (UPRA or UPR-Arecibo) is a public college in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It is part of the University of Puerto Rico. UPR-Arecibo was previously the "Colegio Regional de Arecibo" (Arecibo Regional College) and "Colegio Universitario Tecnológico de Arecibo" (Arecibo Technological University College) with the acronyms "CRA" and "CUTA".

The college is located in the north of the island, next to the largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology complex in the Caribbean, the second largest radio telescope in the world and agricultural areas of intense commercial activity. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Academics[edit]

Main building
UPRA at night

UPRA offers Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees. Unique programs on this campus of the University of Puerto Rico include:

UPRA is the alma mater of many communications professionals currently working in local and international media and independent producers who graduated from the Bachelor of Communication program ("Tele-Radial").

Greek life[edit]

The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo has two fraternities, members of the Inter-Fraternity Council of Puerto Rico.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

UPRA lobby
  • Suheill Michelle Urdaz Montano, radio reporter at SuperK 106.[2]
  • Normando Valentín, news reporter, anchor and journalist at WAPA-TV[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asociaciones - UPRA.edu
  2. ^ "Egresados-Confiesan-Upra". Noticias.universia.pr. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
  3. ^ http://www.univision.com/content/content.jhtml?cid=1884756

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