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National Hispanic University Student Attends Fifth Annual Clinton Global Initiative University
Gabriel Hernández is one of six students selected to represent Laureate International Universities

San José, Calif.—April 6, 2012—Gabriel Hernández, a National Hispanic University Associate of Science in Mathematics and Science student from San José, Calif., participated in the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting March 30 to April 1 at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was one of six students representing institutions in the Laureate International Universities network who were selected to attend based on their leadership skills, commitment to social change and academic track record.

Hernández, along with the other LIU participants, completed a CGI U Commitment to Action pledge to contribute to the greater good. His commitment was to recruit and help local bilingual citizens become bilingual nurses to improve healthcare for Latinos in the United States. “Many Latino patients who are sick do not go to doctors to receive medical treatment because they are unable to communicate with them about their health issues.
Gabriel Hernández, back row, on the left
Photo courtesy of Adam Schultz/Clinton Global Initiative.

Those who do go have to rely on a translator,which may be a family member who cannot translate accurately,” he said.

“My experience at the Clinton Global Initiative University has motivated me to complete my commitment and also to take on more challenges. Being around other students who are just as motivated as I am has reassured me that others are working hard as well,” Hernández said. “What I took away from my experience at CGI U is that I can make a difference in my community, and it is my job as a leader to do so.”

More than 1,000 students participated in this year’s CGI U, which is organized annually to educate and motivate young people to make a positive impact in the world. The event offered panel discussions and skill-building sessions on the meeting’s focus areas of education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation and public health. The attendees also took part in a community service project held in conjunction with Rebuilding Together and the United Service Organizations (USO) to refurbish homes for low-income families in Washington, D.C.

About The National Hispanic University
For 30 years, The National Hispanic University (NHU) has provided Hispanic students and others with access to quality higher education. NHU offers a diverse portfolio of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in business, teacher education, child development and computer science, delivered in a multicultural, collaborative and supportive learning environment. NHU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The campus is located in San José, Calif. For more information, visit www.NHU.edu.

About Laureate International Universities
Laureate International Universities is a trusted global leader in providing access to high-quality, innovative institutions of higher education. The Laureate International Universities network includes 60 accredited campus-based and online universities. Our more than 675,000 students are part of an academic community that spans 29 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Laureate universities offer hundreds of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in fields including architecture, art, business, culinary arts, design, education, engineering, health sciences, hospitality management, information technology, law and medicine. President William J. Clinton, 42nd president of the United States, serves as The Honorary Chancellor of the Laureate International Universities network, a role in which he offers advice on social responsibility, youth leadership and increasing access to higher education. For more information, visit www.laureate.net.








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