Oct 17, 2018

Panhandle State Communications

High School Students Invited to Hispanic Leadership Day

Goodwell, Okla. — All area high school students are invited to attend Hispanic Leadership Day at Oklahoma Panhandle State University on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. A full day conference, the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Centennial Theatre and finish by 3 p.m.

Panhandle State President Dr. Tim Faltyn stated, “I am so proud that we can bring events like this to not only highlight our Hispanic Services, but also provide enrichment to the Panhandle’s high school students. This fulfills our promise to better serve everyone in our region.”

Marisel Herrera, director of one of the top college mentoring programs in the nation will address the students with an interactive keynote to kick off the day. Students will also attend sessions on college admissions, financial aid, student affairs, and leadership.

Students should pre-register with their guidance counselor or contact Teri Mora, Director of Hispanic Student Services. There is no cost and participants will receive lunch and a t-shirt sponsored in part by Seaboard Foods.

Mora believes strongly that Panhandle State, as Oklahoma’s only Hispanic Serving Institution, will be the leader in this area for assisting Hispanic students navigate the college bound route. She further explains, “Statistics show that Hispanic students have the lowest levels of college completion for all ethnic groups and we are committed to changing that for our area students. This is one way that we can help disseminate information and inspire our young Hispanic students to reach their goals of higher education.”

For more information, contact Teri Mora at 580.349.1538 or tmora@opsu.edu.

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