Hampton Roads Colleges Reaching Out To Hispanics

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Keila Molina, a third-year law student at Regent University, is the first and only person in her Mexican-American family to earn a college degree.

At Regent, she has volunteered in the Center for Latino Leadership, helped the school recruit Hispanic students and gave a presentation about Mexico.

Now she’s seeing more students on campus who share Hispanic heritage.

Molina, 28, represents a demographic that colleges across the country have been recruiting aggressively. Hispanics are the country’s largest minority group, and as their numbers continue to grow, colleges are catering to their needs and ramping up efforts to bring them onto campuses.

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