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NHU Graduate from San José to Attend World Innovation Forum in Mexico



San José, Calif.—May 29, 2013—Raul Sanchez of San José, Calif., who graduated from The National Hispanic University (NHU) with a B.A. in Business Administration on May 11, 2013, will represent NHU and attend the World Innovation Forum 2013, May 29–30, in Guanajuato, Mexico. The prestigious international conference features presentations from the world’s most brilliant minds to learn about the ideas and trends that will shape the future of business, technology and the economy. Sanchez is one of 52 students, alumni and faculty from the Laureate International Universities network, which includes NHU, chosen to attend the conference.

As the son of migrant farmworkers, Sanchez spent a good portion of his life traveling throughout the southwest in search of agricultural work to sustain his family. Attending school on a consistent basis was challenging and virtually impossible at times, yet he decided to pursue his dream of earning a college degree to better position himself in the competitive job market, to be a positive role model to his community and to inspire the younger members of his family to attend school.

After being diagnosed with cancer in 2002 and then having a relapse in 2004, Sanchez knew it was imperative to go back to school to learn new skills and acquire the knowledge he would need to succeed and take care of his family and extended family after the passing of both his wife and sister. With his “can do” attitude, Sanchez was awarded the 2013 President’s Sí Se Puede Award at commencement, an award presented to one NHU graduate each year for demonstrating exemplary student achievement despite adversity. Sanchez is currently a language solutions consultant.

A live webcast of the World Innovation Forum will be streamed to more than 35,000 students in the Laureate International Universities network. The event’s high-profile speakers include Daniel Pink, best-selling author of To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others; Pau Garcia-Milà, an entrepreneur who, at age 17, co-founded a company that is now part of IBM; and Jorge Cuevas, creator of the innovative training system Liderazgo Quántico®.

For additional information about The National Hispanic University, visit www.NHU.edu.

About The National Hispanic University
For more than 30 years, The National Hispanic University has provided Hispanic students and others with access to quality higher education. Located in San José, Calif., the university offers a diverse portfolio of online and campus-based undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in business, education, child development and computer science. Students are supported in a multicultural and collaborative learning environment that is based on Familia™, a personalized approach that fosters students' success through mutual respect and cultura. The National Hispanic University, a member of the Laureate International Universities network, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). For more information, visit www.NHU.edu.