San José, Calif. - September 13, 2010- The National Hispanic University (NHU) is kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations by sponsoring the San José Earthquakes game against the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 15 at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
NHU is inviting 100 students to watch the game and participate in half-time show festivities. Dr. David López, president of NHU and member of the California Board of Education, will take part in the game’s kickoff.
“We are thrilled to mark the start of our celebrations for Hispanic Heritage Month at the San José Earthquakes game,” said Dr. López. “Soccer has both local and international appeal to people of all nationalities and languages, and it exemplifies the importance of teamwork and collaboration. We nurture these same qualities at NHU as we help our students develop their strengths through a quality educational experience.”
Additional events for Hispanic Heritage Month have been planned by NHU student groups, faculty departments and staff members in coordination with the City of San José Mexican Consulate, San José State University and Santa Clara University. A list of all activities and events is available online at www.vivemexicoensanjose.com.
About The National Hispanic University
The National Hispanic University was founded in 1981 to meet the education needs of Hispanic students. Today, NHU extends an affordable and quality education to more than 700 students. It offers a diverse portfolio of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in business, education and information technology, delivered in a multicultural, collaborative and supportive learning environment. The 11-acre campus has excellent facilities located in California’s Silicon Valley. NHU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.