The University of Arkansas Cossatot honored academic achievement among Latinos at the 4th Hispanic Night event on April 26, 2018.
UA Cossatot Board of Visitor member Robert Martinez addressed high school students and UA Cossatot students about how to create a plan to further grow and progress as a community. Martinez shared his experiences in Southwest Arkansas as a Hispanic immigrant, and now as a successful Hispanic community leader.
UA Cossatot College Recruiter Jocelin Galvez shared with students about the reasons for attending college; including job security, wealth, better health, and stronger family and community. Galvez also shared about preparing for college, financial aid, grants, scholarships, and admission.
Current UA Cossatot students were recognized for academic achievement. Receiving a certificate were Favian Martinez of De Queen, Salma Medina of De Queen, Ana Perez of De Queen, Daniel Perez of Wickes, Nohelia Dominguez of De Queen,
The celebration included the awarding of IME Becas scholarships to high school seniors attending UA Cossatot in the fall. Salma Medina of De Queen, Nohelia Dominguez of De Queen, Miguel Morales of De Queen, Marisol Rodriguez of De Queen, Leidy Aparicio of De Queen, Karla Hernandez of De Queen, Johana Martinez of De Queen, Gustavo Gutierrez of De Queen, Elias Gonzalez of De Queen, Edgar Espinoza of De Queen, Carmen Zavala of De Queen, Ana Perez of De Queen, Yaremi Gomez of Wickes, and Daniel Perez of De Queen were awarded $1,000 each for fall 2018 tuition.
Attendees were placed into a drawing for two $250 UA Cossatot tuition waivers. Winners were Cecily Tun of De Queen and Karla Hernandez of De Queen.
UA Cossatot is a two-year college specializing in affordable and accessible education. The college awards certificate of proficiencies, technical certificates, and associate degrees at the third highest rate in Arkansas. 27% of UA Cossatot students are of Latino decent, making the college the first Hispanic-Serving Institution in Arkansas.