Latino Youth Leaders Day

Latino Youth Leaders Day at Southern Nazarene University


WHAT: Latino Youth Leaders Day hosted by Southern Nazarene University.

WHO: Latino high-school students from all over the Midwest. Parents, teachers and school staff are also encouraged to attend.

WHEN: Thursday, March 6, noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, OK) Campus, Marchant Building, 6729 N.W. 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008 - Link to Campus Map

COST: FREE - Complimentary lunch provided. (Registration is required.)

HOST: Christopher (Chris) Rangel, 405.650.0452

will be an exciting day full of high energy, inspiration, motivational speakers, practical tips for college, workshops and a chance to meet other successful Latino college students.  We hope this day will be a catalyst for Latino youth to pursue their educational goals and improve their chances of success.


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If you have any problems at all registering, please call Lisa at 405.491.6324.


  • Motivate and inspire Latino students to pursue college
  • Provide students with the tools and skills to help them access a college education
  • Offer college networking opportunities
  • Discover what other successful Latino student leaders have found helpful in navigating college
  • Learn about financial aid and scholarships available at SNU
  • Connect with Chris Rangel, Associate Director of Transfer Recruitment (who happens to be Latino)
  • Meet future Latino college student, Jared Rangel, as he motivates others throughout the day to pursue college. Read more about Jared below.

Meet Jared Rangel at SNU Latino Youth Leaders DayRangel Ready for College

Meet future SNU Latino student, Jared Rangel, currently a high school senior at Newton High School, in Newton, Kansas.

With the goal of earning a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Spanish, Rangel chose to attend SNU after being offered a soccer scholarship.  Jared had previewed eight other colleges, and had narrowed his choices to three. Jared realized the academic and career potential he would have with his education from Southern Nazarene University and decided that SNU would launch him into the workforce.  He would be able to climb to success in a Christian atmosphere while playing the game he loves.

Jared is completing his senior year and posted a 4.0 GPA with hopes to finishing with a 4.0, even with college prep coursework.  His cumulative GPA was 3.76 after his junior year and he decided at that point he could buckle down and do even better!  He scored a 21.on his ACT test as a sophomore and just recently applied to retake the ACT test in hopes to improve his score.

Rangel is a 2x national qualifier and placed in the top 8 in the United States in Business Professionals of America, 2013 state champion in Entrepreneurship for Business Professionals of America and a state runner up in Broadcast Journalism in 2011.  He is also a recipient of the BPA Statesman and Ambassador and a Torch Award winner for 2011 and 2013.

While in high school, Rangel started all four seasons for the Newton Railers Varsity Soccer team at center midfield, earning all-conference and all-region honors and being named captain. Jared is also the captain of the Elite soccer team, Wichita Rojos, where he is a defender.Jared has had the opportunity to cross the cultural barrier and travel to Sao Paulo Brazil where he trained at the BFUT soccer camps. While in Brazil, Jared was able to participate at a pro selection camp, and give back to the community by working with underprivileged kids from the region.  Jared also has competed in bowling, wrestling and former 2x national champion 38-0 in Taekwondo.

When not playing soccer, Rangel enjoys traveling (He’d love to attend the 2014 World Cup in Brazil) and
he works for himself at Ultimate Martial Arts Fun and Fitness Center in Newton. This is an entrepreneurship idea that he birthed into a money-making opportunity for himself.  Jared hosts skate parties, birthday parties, Quinceaneras and is in charge of logistics, scheduling, stocking, cleaning and public relations.

Visit with Jared throughout the day and hear him speak. You’ll be inspired by his motivation to pursue
college, right here at SNU.


Although we don't have all of the answers, we do know that 71% of our Latino students stay at SNU because they are successful.  The rate at other colleges and universities is only 53%.  So we know that Latino students are satisfied with their decision to attend SNU. (Noel Levitz Retention Study, 2011-2013)


For more information, please contact Chris Rangel at 405.650.0452 or