Monday, December 12, 2005

Vanderbilt and UT recognized for Hispanic outreach

The Tennessean reports in this article that Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee have been recognized by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education for their efforts in recruiting, retaining, educating and graduating Hispanic students.

"'It's an honor to receive this recognition,' UT Chancellor Loren Crabtree said. 'Our commitment to diversity is stronger than ever, and being included in this list speaks to the hard work of faculty and staff in nurturing, supporting and encouraging our Hispanic students.'"

UT Chancellor Loren Crabtree said that Hispanic freshman enrollment is up 26 percent from last year.

While Vandy and UT were among the 500 universities recognized for their Hispanic outreach, they did not make the list of top 100 schools graduating Hispanic students.

The criteria and list of schools can be found at

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