Boricua College recognizes Nieto

Sonia Nieto, professor of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, was presented the Boricua College Professional Achievement Award in the Field of Education during the school’s 28th commencement held June 4 in New York City.

Considered a leading expert on diversity issues in education, Nieto studies multicultural education, the education of Latinos, immigrants and other culturally and linguistically diverse students, and Puerto Rican children’s literature.

Founded in 1974, Boricua College is the first post-secondary educational institution in the United States specifically designed to meet the educational needs of Puerto Ricans and other Spanish-speaking people. With campuses in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the college enrolls 1,200 full-time students in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.