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
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.