Alliant International University Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

group of flags from Hispanic countries
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sept 17, 2012 – National Hispanic Heritage Month runs September 15 to October 15 and lets Alliant International University join the national celebration and honor its Latino student body.

The Law Library of Congress’ collaborative web site explains that this month-long observation celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The U.S. Census Bureau states the Hispanic population of the United States is 52 million as of July 2011, the latest figure available. According to the Census Bureau, September 15 was chosen as the starting point for celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Upcoming National Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlights will highlight the success of Alliant Latino students and staff who have received scholarships, internships and community engagement awards, as well as Alliant’s record high Latino graduation rates.

All of these accolades for Alliant International University are proud reminders of Alliant’s commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.