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Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

Shaping the Bright Future of America


All events are free and open to the public

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Film Screening: Ultimate Mexico: Globe Trekker

Thursday, September 20, 2018  •  3 - 4 pm
Academic II, Room 2315

Join us for a celebration of Mexico! We will discuss interesting facts about our southern neighbor and watch the “Ultimate Mexico: Globe Trekker” video that explores the history and culture of Mexico. Facilitated by Professor Josephine Tarsia

Presentation: History of Spain

Tuesday, September 25, 2018  •  2 - 3 pm
Academic II, Room 2309

A presentation on the history of Spain from the Roman Era to the Reconquista. It will include famous people, cultures and events that were pivotal in the creation of a united Spain. Facilitated by Professor Konstadinos Ritsatos

Film Screening: Documented

Wednesday, September 26, 2018  •  5:30 - 8:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

In 2011, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his public struggle as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years.

Funded by Diversity programming for 2018-2019 - SUNY ODEI Grant


Thursday, September 27, 2018  •  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Student Union, Room 3214

Participants will make a colorful piñata and fill it with candy and other "goodies". All supplies will be provided. Facilitated by Ms. Yaritza Santana, Student Services


Hispanic Heritage Awards Application Deadline

Monday, October 15, 2018  •  5 pm

Students of Hispanic heritage who have already earned 25 degree credits and who have a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. (those that are eligible have already received an application in the mail) Please submit completed application to Professor Josephine Tarsia in Room 2331, 845-574-4170.

Career Mosaic: Hispanic Latino Perspective

Thursday, October 18, 2018  •  11 am - 1:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

Successful professionals from a broad range of careers will share their experiences, insight and advise with students. Facilitated by Nilda Aragones.

Moderator: Dennis Suarez, Investigator, Rockland County Defenders Office

Panelist: Orlando Perez, Entrepreneur, Nancy Garcia, Attorney, Ronnie Gonzalez, Attorney, Inez Rivera, Social Worker, Ronald DeRamon, Business and Jennifer Rosade, Attorney.