| Press Release
Mayor Ron Gonzales and The
National Hispanic University:
Graduating Class of 1999
Release Date: April 22, 1999
On the morning of June 5, 1999, the Mayor of San Jose, Ron Gonzales, will help in
honoring The National Hispanic University's (NHU) graduating
class of 1999. Graduates, their family members, and other guests
will listen to Mayor Ron Gonzales and Dr. Roberto Cruz,
President of NHU, speak at the graduation. Ceremonies will be taking
place outdoor at The National Hispanic University campus in San Jose. Approximately 50 graduating students will be entering
into the Silicon Valley workforce with the new skills and degrees
they earned at the University.
The graduates of The
National Hispanic University are needed greatly in the Silicon
Valley workforce for the high tech and specialized skills and
degrees they acquired. Of the Hispanics who graduate from high
school, a mere 3.9% meet the University of California requirements
and, only one of ten or 19% of Hispanic high school graduates pursue
a four-year college degree actually complete a baccalaureate degree.
This graduation is among the highlights in the Hispanic community,
in that these graduates are starting a positive trend of attending
and successfully completing higher education.
The National Hispanic
University is an independent, nationally accredited, non-profit
institution of higher education that was authorized to grant degrees
in 1981 by the California Department of Education, Office of Private
Post-secondary and Vocational Education. The University offers
degree programs in business, liberal studies, education, and
computer science at the Associate and Bachelor's levels. The
University also sponsors various extended programs that address the
educational needs of K-12 within the community.
information about The National Hispanic University or the graduation
for the class of 1999, please call (408) 254-6900.