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Two Hispanic Nursing Students to Receive Scholarships

By Nancy Dockter, MPH
Diversity Process Coordinator
Center for Diversity Affairs

Two Hispanic students with their sights set on a degree from UAMS and a career in the health sciences will be among 19 scholarship recipients to be honored at the 10th Annual Scholarship Banquet on Oct. 28 at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Both young men will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The banquet is hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 750 and the UALR Council 756 in promotion of educational opportunities for members of the Hispanic community.

Andrew Estrada

Andrew Estrada

Andrew is a freshman in the UAMS College of Nursing. The youngest of three children of Ismael and Lisa Estrada, Andrew grew up in Ennis, Texas, and Norfolk, Va. He is a 2008 graduate of Little Rock Central High School. After completing his studies at UAMS and becoming a registered nurse, he plans on pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. His long-range goal is to become a clinical instructor.

Eli Falcon

Eli was born in Mexico, but grew up in New Iberia, La. He is the son of Diana Alamilla and Tomas Falcon. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, with a degree in business administration with an emphasis in insurance and risk management.  He is now a student at the UAMS College of Nursing and works in the Emergency Department at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. After completing his nursing studies, Eli is considering applying to medical school.

Eli Falcon

LULAC Council 750 was founded in 1982 with the mission of supporting outstanding Hispanic students through scholarships. Since then, the organization has provided more than $400,000 in scholarships to more than 400 Arkansas students.

The banquet will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the UALR Ledbetter Conference Room in the Donaghey Student Center. For more information, please contact Dr. Terry Trevino-Richard at ttrichard@ualr.edu or (501) 551-4456.