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Caldwell University is pleased to announce that Jannice Salazar, a dedicated and accomplished computer science student, has been awarded a scholarship from the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC) Foundation.

The HITEC Foundation is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the next generation of Hispanic technology leaders. Its mission is to provide financial support, mentorship and resources to promising Hispanic and Latinx students pursuing careers in technology and related fields.

Salazar is currently a senior majoring in computer science at Caldwell and exemplifies the qualities and aspirations that HITEC Foundation seeks to nurture. In her scholarship application essay, she expressed the importance of her Hispanic heritage and how it shaped her desire to pursue a career in the STEM fields. “Growing up in Costa Rica, I was surrounded by lush rainforests, towering mountains and diverse wildlife,” said Salazar. “From a young age, I developed a love for nature and a sense of responsibility to protect it. This love of nature sparked my interest in science, as I sought to understand the natural world and find ways to contribute to its preservation.”

Her scholarship from the HITEC Foundation will provide Salazar with financial support, access to HITEC’s extensive network of technology leaders, and mentorship opportunities to help her thrive in her academic and professional pursuits.

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“We’re extremely grateful for the HITEC Foundation, and to Ivonne Valdes ’80, a Caldwell alumna, trustee, and chair of the HITEC Foundation Board of Directors, for including Caldwell University and Jannice Salazar in this year’s slate of scholarship recipients,” said Scott Koskoski, CFRE, vice president for philanthropy and engagement.

“As a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution, Caldwell carries a unique responsibility to help provide pathways and opportunities to the next generation of Hispanic and Latinx leaders. The HITEC Foundation is helping create new possibilities for Caldwell students like Jannice.”

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About Caldwell University

Founded in 1939 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell University promotes intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic growth to a diverse population and welcomes all cultures and faith traditions. Inspired by St. Dominic de Guzman and its Catholic heritage, Caldwell transforms students’ lives by preparing them through the liberal arts and professional studies to think critically, pursue truth, and contribute to a just society.


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