Centro Hispano

Sammy Class of 2020
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Centro Hispano Statement 

My heart is heavy with yet another instance of violence against Black America. The death of George Floyd has once again shined a spotlight on racially motivated violence in our country.

Along with millions, I too am angry, frustrated, and just tired of seeing dehumanization day after day.  Enough is enough!  As a Seahawk familia, we must stand together to condemn the systemic racism.  Together, we must speak out against injustice. 

More than 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the National Cathedral about the “appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, ‘Wait on time.’” It is once again time to say something— but not without demanding actions towards progress.

I encourage you to show your support for our brothers and sisters who are feeling the weight of these tragedies. Injustice is dependent on indifference. Leadership is about showing up or saying something, so speak up for what is right. Reach out to the people you know who are hurting and let them know they are not alone.

Know that your Centro family is here to support you. These violent incidents that capture our national attention are not OK. Neither are the instances of racial bias you face every day because of your skin color.  Our staff at Centro Hispano are ready to support you.  You can reach us through email or social media.  

We are all responsible for justice, and we are here— together. 

Edelmira I. Segovia, Ed.D. / Director of Centro Hispano

Our Mission

To nurture students into becoming strong leaders, representative of all the core values of UNCW, through the maximization of professional global competency, Hispanic cultural and linguistic representation, and leadership through cultural identity development. Centro Hispano serves as a link between students and all available resources needed for their academic growth, as well as for their development as future professionals.

Our Goal

The goal of Centro Hispano is to support the rapidly growing number of Hispanic students applying, attending and completing degrees at UNCW. We promote opportunities that broaden understanding and appreciation of diverse Hispanic cultures, offer resources that maximize the success of each student, and most importantly, providing a place where every student feels at home while striving for success.

Our History

In 2005, Centro Hispano originated through the efforts of a distinguished faculty member who saw the need to increase diversity on campus, particularly the Latino demographic. At that time, Centro Hispano had no budget, office or staff. Today, Centro Hispano serves more than 1,000 Hispanic/Latino students who attend UNCW, and serves as leaders in the local Latino community through mentoring programs, cultural events and community engagement.

Centro Hispano allows YOU to:

  • Be part of the UNCW Hispanic /Latino family
  • Engage with the community through social and service activities
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Maximize your cultural competency and identity development 

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