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Ernesto Nieto receives the 2018 Allen P. Splete Award

Ernesto Nieto honored with Council of Independent Colleges’ Allen P. Splete Award

Posted: January 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm   /   Ernesto Nieto, NHI News

NHI founder and president Ernesto Nieto was honored by the Council of Independent Colleges, an international association of independent colleges and universities with more than 700 member institutions, with the Allen P. Splete Award for Outstanding Service at the organization’s annual dinner event in Florida last week. The Splete Award, first awarded in 1988, is […]

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Valeria Escobar with other CWS students

NHI’s first Fort Worth coach wins scholarship to Columbia

Posted: January 10, 2018 at 2:16 pm   /   Alumni, NHI News

Valeria Escobar, a high school senior at Uplift Summit International Prep in Arlington—and a pioneer in the National Hispanic Institute’s burgeoning Fort Worth program—is headed to Columbia University in the fall, supported by a scholarship and ready to pursue an intriguing slate of studies. Her very first NHI experience—in the 2015 Texas Great Debate at […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigning

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez named 2017 NHI Person of the Year

Posted: December 31, 2017 at 11:55 pm   /   NHI Award Winners, NHI News

NHI Founder and President Ernesto Nieto, starting in a New Year’s Eve tradition of naming an NHI Person of the Year, has selected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as NHI’s 2017 Person of the Year—primarily for what she’s seeking to do in 2018. Ocasio-Cortez continues in her quest to represent New York’s 14th District, encompassing her native Bronx […]

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