I’m Dr. Cyndia Morales Muñiz, director of HSI Culture and Partnerships at UCF, and I am so excited to share with you that we are launching our Vamos Knights Fund! “Vamos Knights” means “Go Knights” in Spanish and this fund will help support our Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) initiatives at UCF.
What is an HSI? HSIs are colleges and universities where Latinos represent over a quarter of the undergraduate student body. At UCF, our Latino student population continues to grow, and we now serve almost 18,000 Latino undergrad Knights!
As you know, undergrad Knights become AlumKnights, and more than 80% of our Latino alumni reside in the Sunshine State, with 68% living and working right here in Central Florida.
So, it’s important that we invest in our students now, because they are our future community leaders who will go on to contribute to the economic well-being of our local service area.