HIGH POINT, N.C., July 17, 2019 – High Point University’s continued growth was enhanced recently by Nick and Anna Hernandez of Houston, Texas.
The Hernandez family gave a generous gift to establish the Hernandez Family Endowed Scholarship in honor of their son, Jack.
The scholarship will be given to a recipient graduating from a high school in Texas with first preference given to those of Hispanic origin.
“We are most grateful for the support of our families who value HPU’s God, family and country focus and give generously to provide scholarship aid for our outstanding students,” says HPU President Nido Qubein.
Jack is a member of the Class of 2021 and is a business major and active member of the campus community. His experiences at HPU have inspired the family to provide meaningful opportunities to other students wishing to pursue their educational goals at the university.
The inspiration for the scholarship focus came from Nick’s father, Rocky Hernandez. Rocky grew up in south Texas and was given the opportunity to become the first of his family to attend a university through athletics and the generosity of others. Without the financial support of others, he would not have been able to pursue higher education and become the first in his family to earn a college degree.
Nick plays a leading role in the strategic direction and leadership of Transwestern Commercial Services in the area of retail services on a regional and national basis. Nick and Anna also own and operate H5 Ventures, LLC, a real estate development and financial consulting firm focusing on retail shopping center development in central and south Texas.
“We believe in the mission of HPU as a premier life skills university and the educational opportunities it has provided our son,” says Nick. “That focus inspired us to establish this scholarship to be able to support others and give them the chance to share in the same experience.”