Mississippi Valley State University is reaching out to the Hispanic community of the Mississippi Delta with its Hispanic Initiative.
Members of the university visited Locus Benedictus in Greenwood recently for, “A Day with Valley” which was the university’s way of connecting with potential students and their families to share with them all that MVSU has to offer.
Michael Taylor, coordinator of the event and Executive Director of Enrollment Management and the Greenville Higher Education Center said, “It was a great turn out for the institution’s first event.”
“We had a wonderful event with about 25 people in attendance and we anticipate that number to increase when we hold our next Hispanic outreach program,” said Taylor.
The next scheduled event will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23 at Saint Francis of Assisi Church located in Greenwood. Refreshments will be served and families are welcome to attend.
The information session is geared to share more information about Mississippi Valley State University and get a preview of the academic programs and services.
“We initiated this plan to engage the Hispanic community in the Delta, but specifically in this region within the radius of Mississippi Valley State University,” said Taylor.
“We would like to increase our diversity on campus so this is one of our initiatives we plan to do and continue to do to increase enrollment here at the institution,” Taylor added.
In August, Taylor is hoping to invite participants on campus to integrate members of the Hispanic community into the school through the Valley Bound session.