National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2010, 58283-58284 [2010-24098]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 184 / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / Presidential Documents 58283 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8566 of September 17, 2010 National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Education is critical to our children’s future and to the continued growth and prosperity of our Nation. To maintain our leadership in the global economy, we have an obligation to provide a high-quality education to our children and ensure they can obtain higher education and job training. Currently, Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing minority group in our Nation, and they have been a vital force of innovation and development. As we look to deliver a world-class education that will determine America’s success in the 21st century, we must ensure Hispanics have access to the resources and tools needed to compete and thrive. Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are key members of our higher education system and vital sources of strength for our Nation’s students. They play an important role in attracting underrepresented Americans to science, technology, engineering, and math—fields that will be pivotal in the 21st-century economy. HSIs are committed to improving the lives of their students as well as helping revitalize the communities where they serve. Graduates of these institutions are helping expand our economy and enriching all aspects of our national life. To prepare the next generation of great American leaders, my Administration has set a goal to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. Enhancing educational opportunities for Hispanics will be vital to achieving this objective, and we will need the continued leadership of our HSIs to increase the enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of our Hispanic students. Working together, we will open doors of opportunity for all our children and help them succeed on a global stage. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD2 This week, we celebrate the contributions of the more than 200 HispanicServing Institutions in communities across our country, and we recognize the students, alumni, parents, teachers, and school leaders whose vision and dedication has brightened countless futures. We will need their dreams and hard work, ideas and talents, perseverance and daring in the days ahead to build a stronger, more prosperous tomorrow for our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 19 through September 25, 2010, as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week. I call upon all public officials, educators, and people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that acknowledge the contributions these institutions and their graduates have made to our country. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:45 Sep 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23SED2.SGM 23SED2 58284 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 184 / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyfifth. [FR Doc. 2010–24098 Filed 9–22–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:45 Sep 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23SED2.SGM 23SED2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCD2 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 184 (Thursday, September 23, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 58283-58284]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24098]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 184 / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8566 of September 17, 2010

                
National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Education is critical to our children's future and to 
                the continued growth and prosperity of our Nation. To 
                maintain our leadership in the global economy, we have 
                an obligation to provide a high-quality education to 
                our children and ensure they can obtain higher 
                education and job training. Currently, Hispanics are 
                the largest and fastest growing minority group in our 
                Nation, and they have been a vital force of innovation 
                and development. As we look to deliver a world-class 
                education that will determine America's success in the 
                21st century, we must ensure Hispanics have access to 
                the resources and tools needed to compete and thrive.

                Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are key members of 
                our higher education system and vital sources of 
                strength for our Nation's students. They play an 
                important role in attracting underrepresented Americans 
                to science, technology, engineering, and math--fields 
                that will be pivotal in the 21st-century economy. HSIs 
                are committed to improving the lives of their students 
                as well as helping revitalize the communities where 
                they serve. Graduates of these institutions are helping 
                expand our economy and enriching all aspects of our 
                national life.

                To prepare the next generation of great American 
                leaders, my Administration has set a goal to have the 
                highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 
                2020. Enhancing educational opportunities for Hispanics 
                will be vital to achieving this objective, and we will 
                need the continued leadership of our HSIs to increase 
                the enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of our 
                Hispanic students. Working together, we will open doors 
                of opportunity for all our children and help them 
                succeed on a global stage.

                This week, we celebrate the contributions of the more 
                than 200 Hispanic-Serving Institutions in communities 
                across our country, and we recognize the students, 
                alumni, parents, teachers, and school leaders whose 
                vision and dedication has brightened countless futures. 
                We will need their dreams and hard work, ideas and 
                talents, perseverance and daring in the days ahead to 
                build a stronger, more prosperous tomorrow for our 
                Nation.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim September 19 through 
                September 25, 2010, as National Hispanic-Serving 
                Institutions Week. I call upon all public officials, 
                educators, and people of the United States to observe 
                this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and 
                activities that acknowledge the contributions these 
                institutions and their graduates have made to our 
                country.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-24098
Filed 9-22-10; 11:15 am]
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