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Release Date:07-14-10
"La Despedida" Ceremonies Honor Graduates of Latino College Preparatory Academy
Families also recognized at farewell banquet
Graduates of Latino College Preparatory Academy who received $1,000 scholarships to National Hispanic University are Adanely Herrera and Kelvin Rosales (top, left to right) and Alvina Rosas, Marcela Heredia and Cesar Mireles (bottom, left to right).

San Jose , CA - July 14, 2010 - The Class of 2010 at Latino College Preparatory Academy (LCPA) was honored recently at the annual "La Despedida (Farewell) Senior Recognition Banquet." Five seniors received $1,000 scholarships to National Hispanic University (NHU), where they will begin this fall.

"The evening gives the faculty and staff of both campuses the opportunity to recognize these students, many of whom will be first-generation college freshmen, as they progress into the real world," said LCPA Principal Antonio Fuentes. The academy and university are linked as an academic pipeline that culminates with a degree. This year, the first three students to complete this eight-year process graduated from NHU.

NHU President Dr. David P. López said, "Forty-eight families were our guests as we marked the accomplishment of completing high school. It also was a way for parents to visit LCPA in celebration and to hear from the leadership of both campuses as they begin new roles as parents of high school graduates."

Fuentes and Rosaura Mora, head academic counselor, chose LCPA seniors Kelvin Rosales, Cesar Mireles, Alvina Rosas, Marcela Heredia and Adanely Herrera to receive scholarships based on academic achievement. State Farm Insurance® provided the awards.

NHU is still accepting applications for the fall term, which begins Aug. 23. For more information, contact the Enrollment and Outreach Office at 1-408-273-2715.

About National Hispanic University
National Hispanic University (NHU) was founded in 1981 to provide Hispanic students access to quality higher education. NHU offers a diverse portfolio of undergraduate and certificate programs in business, education and information technology, delivered in a multicultural, collaborative and supportive learning environment. The 11-acre campus is located in California's Silicon Valley. NHU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. More than 500 students attend NHU. For more information, visit www.NHU.edu.

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