AdventHealth University named as ‘Hispanic Serving Institution’ – WFTV
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — AdventHealth University is now one of 29 Florida colleges and universities to earn designation for its service to Hispanic students.
The school, which has campuses in Orlando and Denver, has been recognized by the United States Department of Education as a Hispanic-serving institution.
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According to officials, 35% of undergraduate students at AdventHealth University are Hispanic.
HSIs are defined as institutions with 25% or more full-time Hispanic undergraduate enrollment.
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“As a highly diverse campus, we are committed to understanding everyone’s cultures and backgrounds, breaking down financial and social barriers, and discovering each student’s talents and dreams,” said Ruben Martinez, Senior Vice President of AdventHealth University Finance.
Officials said the designation makes AdventHealth University eligible for additional funding to expand educational opportunities for Hispanic students and other underrepresented populations.
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“Federal funding will enable institutions like AdventHealth University to improve their approaches to making health care degrees more accessible, creating a diverse workforce and a stronger pipeline of tomorrow’s professionals and leaders,” said U.S. Representative Darren Soto (D-FL), who represents the 9th congressional district.
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