Unanue Scholars Program

The program is intended to serve Latina students with a shared desire to learn and experience higher education. In addition, scholars will be paired with Latina mentors from Catawba College who will meet regularly with students and offer advice on college life.

The Unanue Scholars Program is named to honor the memory of distinguished alumna, Mary Ann Unanue ('81), who rose through the ranks of Goya Foods, Inc. to the position of Vice President before her death in 2009 at the age of 49.

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About the Unanue Program

The program allows Rowan County high school-aged Latinas who are in their junior year to take a college course and jump-start their education at no cost to them.

Scholar Stories

Scholar Stories

Alicia Deras-Cruz

Alicia N. Deras-Cruz ‘23

Biology Major (Salisbury, NC)

"Catawba overall has the most amazing opportunities for any student, no matter what race, background or beliefs we may come from. It just takes for us to seek and get involved.”

Program Details

Contact Us

To submit a high school transcript, recommend a student, or to receive more information please email unanue@catawba.edu.