Recruiting Roo Style

High School Soccer Teams will compete at Durwood Stadium

Kansas City, Mo. – Recruiting comes in various forms, and for some area high school students, it will come on the soccer field. The University of Missouri-Kansas City will engage potential students and their families through the Fútbol Clásico.

UMKC and the Hispanic Advisory Board will bring four high schools – Alta Vista Charter, J.C. Harmon, East and Northeast – to the Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field on Saturday, Oct. 26. The games will take place at 2 p.m.  – Alta Vista vs. J. C. Harmon; and 4 p.m. – East High vs. Northeast.

Also that day, the UMKC Admissions Office will coordinate campus tours to help students and their families get a sense of life as students at UMKC.

One of UMKC’s primary goals is to “Embrace Diversity,” with “recruit and retain a diverse campus community” as one of its primary strategies. The student population at the four high schools is predominantly Hispanic, and the games are one more way the university is working toward the goal.

“We believe in the strong power of vision in guiding our futures, and we understand that experience and access are integral to the formation of that vision,” said Erika Noguera, a member of the Hispanic Advisory Council, Research Associate at the UMKC Institute for Human Development and Alianzas Project Coordinator. “We hope that by inviting students and families to experience UMKC, they will add pursuing higher education to their list of possibilities for the future.”

In addition to the soccer games, the Division of Diversity and Inclusion and Avanzando formed a partnership between UMKC and the Hispanic Development Fund. Avanzando supports the HDF Scholarship recipients in their academic and career pursuits through academic support, mentoring and enhanced access to the campus and community resources.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, and celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2013. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.


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