Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 at Life U
The national theme for 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month is Unidos- Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation, according to the National Institutes of Health Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. What a fitting sentiment, and one that we strive to work toward at Life University (Life U). National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and continues through October 15.
Faces of LIFE- Ricardo Tossas
Hailing from Arecibo/Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, Ricardo Tossas has fostered an interest in studying a health-related profession from a young age, since playing sports as a kid. In his senior year of high school, he created a student club called Movimiento Estudiantil de Quiropráctica, which promotes chiropractic awareness and education for high school students.
Organizational Spotlight: Global Voices
Global Voices is a student-centered assistance program that offers academic resources, skills for personal and professional development and sponsors cultural events for all students in order to guide all students toward achieving their academic, cultural transition and leadership goals within Life U’s community.
Organization Spotlight: African American Leaders Promoting Higher Achievement (AALPHA)
Offered as a designated subsidiary of the Academic Center for Educational Success (ACES) and under the Multicultural Student Academic Support Program, African American Leaders Promoting Higher Achievement (AALPHA) offers academic support resources for students of African, Black descent. This includes undergraduate, graduate and Doctor of…
“When I went to college in Washington, D.C., I was always pushing myself to do more, and eventually felt like I couldn’t breathe. I really appreciate how the faculty, staff and students at Life University really take care of themselves,” said Cameron Bakkar, an Academic Support Coordinator in the Student Success Center. “Grades are obviously still important, but there’s a holistic recognition that they aren’t the only thing that makes up a person’s value. I love that energy.”
Lola Rodriguez, from Jayuya, Puerto Rico, is a Bilingual Academic Support Professional in the Student Success Center. Not long ago, a new division called Global Voices was created under the umbrella of Academic Support, and that is specifically where Lola works. She adds, “I work with undergraduate and graduate students and provide helpful resources to LIFE’s international students. We help with a little bit of everything because our students are certainly not alike and do not have the same needs.”