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Senior survey shows excellent #NHIDecisionDay is in the works

A sample tweet from last year's NHI Decision Day
Posted: April 30, 2018 at 9:02 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

This Friday will bring the second annual #NHIDecisionDay, giving graduating seniors who are alumni of National Hispanic Institute programs a way to announce, via social media, where they’ll be attending college. Though college is only part of the overall leadership journey for an NHIer, it’s an important one. And judging from this year’s survey of graduating seniors, there is a considerable range of universities and liberal arts colleges represented.

An NHI-conducted survey earlier this year revealed that alumni will be continuing their education at Ivy League colleges like Harvard, Columbia, and Brown; at Texas mainstays like the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, and Baylor University; and at prestigious private schools like Carleton College, Williams College, and the University of San Francisco.

Participating is simple, and it’s not too late to do so: The main thing is to take to Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms on Friday, May 4, tagging proud acceptance photos and announcements with the #NHIDecisionDay hashtag. (You can also give NHI a heads-up that you’ll participate by fill out this brief questionnaire.

Here are some of our favorites from last year:

This year’s #NHIDecisionDay is on Friday, May 4—as it’s the weekday closest to the May 5 date NHI has selected for several reasons. One reason has to do with the 5/5 date—five being a significant number, in that 98 percent of NHI alumni choose to attend college upon graduating from high school, with 90 percent of those students graduating with an undergraduate degree within five years. Another reason, of course, is the Cinco de Mayo holiday; #NHIDecisionDay allows NHIers to add a layer of celebration to a Mexican holiday that is misunderstood and misappropriated by a great number of Americans.

Future editions of #NHIDecisionDay will be on Friday, May 3, 2019 (since May 5 falls on a Sunday that year), and then will resume on May 5 in 2020 when the date falls on a Tuesday.


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