By becoming a member of HACU, Warner Pacific College is being intentional about better serving Hispanic students in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 11, 2011
Warner Pacific College has become the first institution of higher education in Oregon to join the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) as a partnering institution.
Located in Portland, Ore., Warner Pacific is a private, urban Christian college with 1,500 traditional and adult degree students. HACU represents 400 colleges and universities that are committed to the academic success of Latino students in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as Latin America and Europe.
“By becoming a member of HACU, Warner Pacific College is being intentional about better serving Hispanic students in the Pacific Northwest and beyond,” said Dr. Caleb Rosado, Director of Warner Pacific’s Urban Studies Program. “It becomes a tremendous factor in recruiting as we become recognized as an institution that is actively seeking Latino students.”
The benefits of joining HACU are numerous, including improved government relations at the federal level, general advocacy, access to conference and events, and faculty and staff development. More importantly, Warner Pacific students become eligible for additional academic scholarships, paid federal and corporate internships, and job search services through HACU.
“Our partnership with HACU will provide our Latino students tremendous academic and professional opportunities,” said Warner Pacific College president Andrea P. Cook, Ph.D. “Warner Pacific College is committed to being a force for positive change in the city of Portland and providing students with a transformative educational experience.”
A member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Warner Pacific College offers both traditional and accelerated adult degree programs at six learning sites in the Portland / Vancouver, Wash. metropolitan area. Further information is available at http://www.warnerpacific.edu.
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