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Executive Director of White House Hispanic Initiative to Speak at St. Thomas University's Commencement Ceremony


Contact:  
Sara Gast, (202) 401-1989, sara.gast@ed.gov


Event Date 1: December 18, 2010 10:00 am

Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will deliver the commencement address at the December graduation of St. Thomas University graduates. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Fernandez Family Center for Leadership & Wellness on the University’s campus in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Sepúlveda will congratulate a total of 235 graduates and acknowledge their success despite the challenges that many faced: the 123 undergraduates came from families where only 9 percent of fathers and 17 of mothers have college degrees. Sepúlveda will honor the services that St. Thomas University offers to aid its students and celebrate the families who supported them throughout their postsecondary education. His remarks will highlight the need for more outstanding efforts, like those made in this community, to help raise the rates of Latino degree completion and keep the American workforce competitive.

Note to editors: Members of the press interested in attending can contact Marivi Prado at 305-474-6880 or mprado@stu.edu for more information.


Event 1
Who : Juan Sepúlveda, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
What : Commencement address at St. Thomas University
When : 10 a.m. EST on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010
Where : Fernandez Family Center for Leadership & Wellness
St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Ave.
Miami Gardens, Fla.
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