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**For Immediate Release**
Mora Completes Degree
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 12-20-05
by Laura Dahl

Goodwell - Teri Mora, Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s Director of Hispanic Student Services, recently completed a Master’s of Education in Bilingual Education and Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Mora was hired in August of this year to help OPSU with its mission to augment the student population to more accurately reflect the demographics of the region it serves. The Hispanic population continues to expand, and Mora’s years of work with the Hispanic students in Guymon Public Schools uniquely qualifies her to address the needs of this flourishing culture.

Mora has implemented a number of programs including celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15-Oct. 15), Hispanic Student Leadership Day plus a week-long summer camp sponsored by OPSU for students to discover the many resources available to them for post-secondary education. OPSU is currently an associate member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Mora plans to increase Hispanic enrollment in order to become a full member of HACU as an Hispanic Serving Institution.

The new degree will help her when she visits teachers in area schools to confer about how to close the achievement gap between Hispanic and Anglo students. She may also begin teaching English as a Second Language methods classes to OPSU education majors.

OPSU remains committed to providing all of our students with the highest quality education available. Mora’s vision and commitment will ensure the Hispanic population will have the opportunity to take advantage of all OPSU has to offer.

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