Welcome Message from Centro Hispano

Estimado Estudiante:

On behalf of the Hispanic/Latino Faculty, Staff and Students of UNCW, I congratulate you on your admission to UNCW, and welcome you to our Seahawk family. UNCW is one of the brightest stars of the UNC system and a leader in Hispanic/Latino concerns for our state, as well as for the Southeast region. We are committed to Hispanic/Latino leadership and to the success of well-qualified students like you.

Through our Centro Hispano, we are the first public university in North Carolina to have established a center for Hispanic/Latino support. Our focus is on students, scholarship and community engagement. Towards that end, I encourage you to join our active Hispanic student-body, and our organizations, including Mi Gente, Puro Teatro, and Ritmo Latino. We also have an opportunity for you to mentor high school students through our MI CASA mentoring program, developed to link Hispanic/Latino college-students with local Hispanic/Latino high-school students as future Seahawks. Additional opportunities for involvement come from community service such as visiting high-school campuses around the region to emphasize to students and parent the importance of high-school and college education.

We have several activities planned for you this year, including sponsor films, leadership workshops, outdoor activities and social functions. Please visit our webpage at uncw.edu/centrohispano and be sure to join our Facebook page: UNCW Centro Hispano to stay updated.

These are great opportunities for you to meet new friends and get your UNCW Latinos t-shirt (proudly designed by other Seahawks like you).

Our Centro Hispano Team is here to support you and your family through a successful experience as Seahawks. If we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at 910.962.7785 or at centrohispano@uncw.edu.

Un cordial saludo,

Edelmira I. Segovia, M.A.
Director, Centro Hispano
Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion



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