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For Immediate Release                                Contact:  Jeff Villarreal
                                                            The National Hispanic University
                                                                           Phone: (408) 729-2205

National Hispanic University Hosts Open House to Encourage Latino Students to Pursue a College Education  

Open House
June 11, 2005
10AM – 2PM

The National Hispanic University
14271 Story Road
San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA – [ADD Date], 2005 – The National Hispanic University (NHU) has launched an aggressive campaign to recruit and encourage more Hispanic students to go to college and be part of the NHU experience. 

“With the opening of Sobrato Hall, a new state-of-the-art, learning facility located on Story Road in East San Jose, people are starting to take notice,” explains Dr. David Lopez, NHU President. “The next step is to fill our classrooms with highly motivated students. Con Ganas!”

NHU, one of only two four year universities in San Jose serving over 900,000 people, is now capable of increasing its student enrollment from 500 to 1200 students. 

Today, only one in ten, or 10 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. have college degrees.  Of those Hispanics who enter college, 65 percent drop out before earning a college degree. The National Hispanic University (NHU) was founded over 20 years ago to address the alarming drop out rates back then. NHU founder, Dr. B. Roberto Cruz saw a need for a new and innovative approach to educating Hispanics. He felt that the traditional education system was failing to take into account the social, cultural economic and linguistic experiences and needs of Hispanic students. Today, NHU is a model university for providing accessible and affordable quality education for Hispanics and other students of limited means

Dr. Lopez, explains, “Education at NHU addresses these concerns head on. We have created an environment where the needs of the learner are the core purpose of the institution.  Education at NHU is personalized with high expectations, support systems and role models in place to help students meet those expectations.”

Many graduating high school students in the San Jose area, who are prepared for college, are not being admitted to overflowing state institutions. A large number happen to be Hispanic. The objective of the June 11th Preview Day / Open House is for those students and their parents to learn more about NHU and to consider NHU as a viable option. On site admissions, financial aid information, campus tours, and a community resources fair will also be held at the event.

For more information call 408 273-2715 or visit The National Hispanic University at: www.nhu.edu