Alumni Spotlight - Criss Salinas
Criss Salinas attended the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) in the spring of 2004. This high-achieving scholar from Schuyler, Nebraska is a senior at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, NE (UNK) and is currently applying for graduate school to obtain a masters degree in Spanish Literature. Criss credits NYLC with giving him the opportunity to dream big and to aspire to be the best of the best.
This past summer, Criss was one of only 24 undergraduate students in the nation selected to participate in the Congressional Hispanic Congress Institute (CHCI) Internship Program in Washington, D.C. During his eight weeks in Washington, Criss gained work experience, participated in a community service project and received educational and professional instruction provided by CHCI. Criss has been active in community service while at college, mentoring students at Bryant Elementary School through his membership with Sigma Lambda Beta. He was awarded the UNK Multicultural Community Service Scholarship two years in a row for his leadership in multicultural school and community activities. Criss also served as the chair of the seventh annual Nebraska Cultural Unity Conference (NCUC) and as Director of Student Organizations with Student Government.
We appreciate Criss's service. Congratulations and best wishes for a successful future!