Black Colleges' New Outreach: Hispanic Students ; with Diversity Already at Their Core, They're Intensifying Recruitment of the Nation's Fastest-Growing Minority
Kris Axtman writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
Texas Southern University's auditorium is filled with high school students giggling and gossiping and trying to pay attention to the college recruiters on stage.
Sylvia Gaitan, interested in a career in education, is one of the more serious of the bunch, and she listens intently. In her search of area colleges, the Houston senior says she never considered the historically black university an option before today.
"But everybody seems really nice, and they say they have lots of money for students like us," she says. "Yeah, I think I am interested."
"Students like us," in this case, are Hispanics.
Not long ago, Sylvia would have been one of a just a …
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Publication information: Article title: Black Colleges' New Outreach: Hispanic Students ; with Diversity Already at Their Core, They're Intensifying Recruitment of the Nation's Fastest-Growing Minority. Contributors: Kris Axtman writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 25, 2004. Page number: 3. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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