Union Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Diversity

The spotlight is on National Hispanic Heritage Month and Union’s commitment to diversity. Union is proud to serve a more than 25% undergraduate Hispanic adult learner population and to be the only university in Ohio designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15, highlighting the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. (https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/)

Union is committed to diversity and social justice. We recognize that with knowledge comes the responsibility to serve in advancing a culturally pluralistic, equitable, and interdependent world. During this month, Union will highlight the students, staff, and faculty of Hispanic heritage with features, social media posts, and more. In addition, Union is active in Hispanic Chamber of Commerce associations across the nation.

In case you missed past spotlights, enjoy the two below.

Guillermina Hernandez is an early childhood expert who teaches in the Child & Adolescent Development (CHAD). She was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States at age three. Read more about Guillermina and her passion for teaching adult learners here.

Dr. Raul Manzano is an artist and professor of art. Last year he used art to celebrate La Ruza. Read more here.[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″]

Guillermina Hernandez

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Dr. Raul Manzano


Union Institute & University is committed to providing diversity among its academic world and in the world at large. Learn more about Union’s mission below.

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