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Student Ambassadors Attend HACU Conference

Oct. 16, 2013

Five students will be attending the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) annual conference in Chicago from Oct. 26-28. HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain.
The five student ambassadors and their majors are: graduate Abad Loza (psychology) and undergraduates Sheyla Peinder (health sciences), Nicholas Medina (psychology), Alexa Filatoff (public administration) and Diana Muñoz (business administration).
The students' trip is made possible by a $55,000 Walmart/HACU Student Success Collaborative Grant to increase underrepresented student success. CSUF was selected as a “mentor institution” to New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) and CSUF student ambassadors will use the opportunity to build rapport and pursue cross-campus student mentorship with their NMHU counterparts.

Army veteran and business administration-accounting major Miguel Ramirez and Navy veteran and psychology major Karina Cortes also will attend as part of a student panel discussing the transition from the military to higher education. (Student ambassador Medina also is a Marine veteran.)

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