Oct. 5, 2020 — Northern Kentucky University kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), awarding 16 students scholarships. LULAC is the oldest civil rights organization for Latinos in the United States.
LULAC honored the Class of 2020 Scholarship Fund recipients at its 15th annual celebration event on Oct. 1. The virtual event gathered friends and families to congratulate 40 local Latino students' academic accomplishments and civic engagement.
"By investing in our students and educational programs, we have the opportunity to transcend the hardships this pandemic brings. I'm appreciative of LULAC's commitment to redefining possibilities across the Hispanic community," said Leo Calderon, director of NKU's Latino Programs and Services. "These scholarships continue empowering the hard work and determination NKU students bring to the classroom."
NKU LULAC Scholarship Recipients:
Briana S. Arencibia
Brittany A. Cabrera
Wendi Cantero Hernandez
Yessenia G. Cantero Hernandez
Jorgeedyg Castillo Perez
Calvin A. Grande
Victor M. Ponce Hermandez
Alondra Rosales Hernandez
NKU is home to one of the few offices in the region solely committed to the Latino student population's growth and well-being. Established in 2001, NKU’s Office of Latino Programs & Services sponsors and supports programs that provide students hands-on learning opportunities in the local community and internationally.
About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit nku.edu.