Hispanic/Latino Affairs | HCC

Hispanic/Latino Affairs

Henderson Community College’s Mission to Serve Hispanic/Latino Populations

Henderson Community College is intentional about interacting with the Latino population both on campus and in the community. We understand student performance and adapt to their strengths and weaknesses in order to promote their success. This is important to HCC because we strive for the highest degree of retention and degree completion for all students regardless of race or ethnicity.

HCC recognizes the benefits of a campus inclusive of Latino communities such as increased social awareness, improved communication in diverse settings, and stronger collaboration among people from different backgrounds. Our college works toward an inclusive campus through a heightened capacity for Spanish language services, increased Latino enrollment, and expanded awareness of issues related to Latino inclusion.

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One of our students, Arnulfo Ayala Martinez, submitted a video for a "KCTCS Better Lives" Video Contest. Arnulfo’s video received the most votes out of all 16 KCTCS institutions statewide!
See the video below:

HCC's Hispanic Student Ambassador: Gabriela Gonzalez
Gabriela Gonzalez "My name is Gabriela Gonzalez. I am from Bronx, New York City, but both of my parents are from Mexico. What I enjoy about HCC is the support that they offer to students when they need the help. They accommodate with the schedules of their students, whether they need to do night or online classes. With this opportunity as a student ambassador, I hope to be able to interact with other students and persuade people why they too should attend our community college." 

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Hispanic/Latino Resources

Hispanic outreach organizations 

  • Oakhill Baptist Church (502) 450-0292
  • Holy Name Parish (270) 826-2096
  • Henderson’s First Baptist Church (270) 826-2332

Hispanic markets/restaurants

  • Agaves Mexican Grill (270) 957-5028
  • Tacoholics Kitchen (270) 957-5001
  • Los Toribio (270) 831-2367
  • Cancun Mexican Restaurant (270) 826-0067
  • Tienda Mexicana Lorena (270) 212-0009
  • Medina’s Mexican Store (270) 830-7130

ESL classes

English language services offered both on and off campus (Henderson House Authority & Tyson Processing Plant) – all classroom instruction technology and materials included 

Contact Elaine Sgorcea for more information.

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Hispanic/Latino Recruitment Specialist: Jacob Brown

           “My name is Jacob Brown and I am the Hispanic/Latino Recruitment Specialist at Henderson Community College. As part of my responsibilities, I lead the Hispanic/Latino Outreach program, support increased enrollment and retention, and provide mentoring/advising to Spanish-speaking students and their families. Throughout my role, I strongly support the HCC mission to be an educational leader by providing opportunities for personal growth, professional training, and cultural enrichment, as well as the relative values and institutional goals of our college. My office is located in the Start Center and I am more than happy to assist students in any way possible.”

Jacob Brown

Phone: (270) 831-9706
Email: jacob.brown@kctcs.edu
Sullivan Technology Center, Start Center

           “Hola a todos. Mi nombre es Jacob Brown y soy el especialista en reclutamiento hispano en Henderson Community College. Estoy emocionado de que se haya tomado el tiempo de aprender más sobre HCC y todo lo que ofrecemos a los estudiantes. Nuestro colegio ofrece una gran variedad de programas desde administración de empresas y enfermería hasta educación infantil y soldadura. Cualquiera que sea el programa que más le convenga, tenemos clases presenciales, en línea y de noche. HCC es muy asequible con la matrícula más baja de Kentucky y muchas becas y oportunidades de asistencia financiera. Quizás lo más importante es que HCC es suficientemente pequeño para que los profesores conozcan a cada uno de sus estudiantes, lo que significa mucha atención académica individual. ¡Comuníquese con nosotros para obtener más información sobre cómo encontrar su camino en Henderson Community College!”