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National Hispanic Institute Selects Cabrini as College of the Year

Posted on 11/16/2016 1:08:16 PM

NHI College of the Year AwardRADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 16, 2016)—Cabrini University was named College of the Year by the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) during the organization’s annual Celebración event in McAllen, Texas.

Cabrini received the award for being one of the organization’s strongest partners and for recognizing the importance and impact of NHI’s mission on the University’s campus.

In 2014, Cabrini established its partnership with NHI when Donald B. Taylor, PhD, began his tenure as President of Cabrini.

“The partnership between Cabrini and NHI was a natural fit, built upon a common mission to cultivate leaders and make a college degree more accessible,” said Taylor. “We are honored to receive this award and look forward to our continued work together.”

For the past three years, Cabrini has hosted NHI for its annual Collegiate World Series, a five-day program which provides high-achieving Latino students from across the U.S., Mexico, and the Dominican Republic insight into the college admissions process, financial aid, and strategic planning for personal and professional success.

“As the University continues on its pathway to become a Hispanic Serving Institution, our work with NHI has created a solid foundation to build essential relationships with the Hispanic community,” said Taylor. “Providing outreach and support to these families was my primary initiative after accepting the position at Cabrini and one that continues to be reinforced by the increase in Hispanic students seeking a college degree today.”     

As NHI’s showcase event, Celebración is a four-day experience for high school and undergraduate students to introduce them to community social entrepreneurship as part of their continued involvement in leadership training. The event culminates with an awards ceremony.

Brian Eury, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Community Partnerships and External Relations, accepted the award on Cabrini’s behalf.

About Cabrini University
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.

Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduates in more than 35 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 900 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.