B.C. Earns High Marks for Giving Hispanics Opportunity

Boston College gets high marks for offering educational opportunities to Hispanic students, according to a recently published report by Hispanic Outlook magazine.

Since 1995, the magazine - which specializes in education-related topics pertaining to the country's Hispanic population - has compiled an annual list of colleges and universities where Hispanic students have experienced high levels of success. Boston College is among the institutions listed this year.

The magazine's criteria include surveys completed by the institutions, catalog and literature information, government statistics and anecdotal evidence.

"I'm very pleased to hear of this recognition for the University," said Director of Undergraduate Admission John L. Mahoney Jr. "Boston College's admission staff has been very aggressive in recruiting Hispanic students through organizations such as the National Hispanic Institute."

Mahoney also cited the efforts of Associate Admission Director Richard Escobar in helping to make Boston College a positive educational and social environment for Hispanic students.

"Richard has made remarkable contributions to both the Organization of Latin American Affairs and the Archbishop Romero Scholarship Committee here on campus for years," Mahoney said.

-Reid Oslin

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