• Ohio's Only Hispanic Serving Institution Highlights National Hispanic Heritage Month

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    September 25, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  |  September 20, 2018

    Teresa Wilkins
    Media and Public Relations Manager
    Union Institute & University
    Cell phone 859-916-2161


    Ohio's Only Hispanic Serving Institution Highlights National Hispanic Heritage Month

    CINCINNATI, OH - Union Institute & University is recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 – October 15, 2018 by highlighting the university’s commitment to diversity.

    Union is proud to serve a more than 25% undergraduate Hispanic adult learner population and to be the only university in Ohio designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division.

    National Hispanic Heritage Month highlights the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. (https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/)

    Union is committed to diversity and social justice. We recognize that with knowledge comes the responsibility to serve in advancing a culturally pluralistic, equitable, and interdependent world. During this month, Union will highlight the students, staff, and faculty of Hispanic heritage with features, social media posts, and more. In addition, Union is active in Hispanic Chamber of Commerce associations across the nation.

    For example, Guillermina Hernandez is an early childhood expert who teaches in the Child & Adolescent Development (CHAD). She was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States at age three. Read more about Guillermina and her passion for teaching adult learners here.

    Dr. Raul Manzano is an artist and professor of art. Last year he used art to celebrate La Ruza. Read more here.

    Union Institute & University is committed to providing diversity among its academic world and in the world at large. Learn more about Union’s mission by clicking here.

    About Union Institute & University

    Union Institute & University is a non-profit, regionally accredited university specializing in providing quality higher education degrees for adults nationwide. Founded in 1964, Union’s academic programs and services are the result of more than five decades of identifying and refining ways to structure and deliver education to meet the needs of adults. Distinguished as the pioneer in adult education, Union perfected the concepts now common in higher education such as the hybrid model, a blend of online and traditional classroom instruction, interdisciplinary studies, and student centered education with socially relevant and applicable learning outcomes in its undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs.

    The university is guided by its core mission to educate highly motivated adults who seek academic programs to engage, enlighten, and empower them to pursue professional goals and a lifetime of learning, service, and social responsibility.

    Union is a national university with academic centers located in: Ohio, Florida, and California.
    For more information about Union Institute & University, visit www.myunion.edu or call 1- 800-861-6400.