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Lone Star College-North Harris celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with variety of events

Lone Star College-North Harris and the college’s Latin American Student Organization are recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month with a wide-variety of campus and community events. Celebrations began Monday, September 14 with a kickoff event themed “Unsung Heroes,” which celebrated and honored six local residents and Latino activists including Elma Barrera, Roberto Caballero, Ernest Egnia, Julian G. Garcia, Sylvia Gonzales, and Johnny Mata. Additionally, keynote speaker Professor Raul Reyes, presented, “A Class Apart-A Mexican American Civil Rights Story,” which gave the month’s activities a great start. 


Anticipation builds as a succession of planned events including a film series and poster displays lead to a culminating free community event, “Dia de la Familia,” a college prep for parents event set for Saturday, October 17, noon to 4 p.m. in the college’s Student Center. Texas House of Representative, Armando Walle, will be the keynote speaker for the Oct. 17 program.


“Dia de la Familia,” or day of the family, will include college preparation information in three areas: Immigration (an immigration lawyer will discuss the issues that undocumented students face at the front end of applying for college including affidavit, proper identification, notarized documentation, and Dream Act); Latina Issues, (informing parents of their crucial role and all that is involved in applying for college); and Financial Aid, (connecting financial aid with IRS issues and clarification of the importance of filing taxes so that students can apply for financial aid to receive grants or scholars for college). All events are free and open to the community and refreshments will be served.  Student volunteers will also provide activities for small children while parents and older siblings are participating in the event.


For more information visit:  LoneStar.edu/nh-hispanicheritagemonth or call, Norma Guzman at 281.618.1178. 


Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: NorthHarris.LoneStar.edu.


Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 58,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.




Sept. 18, 2009




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Sept. 18, 2009