About the Hispanic Heritage Lecture Series
Each year, the United States observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept.15 to Oct. 15 in celebration of the histories, cultures and contributions of people whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. In recognition of this event, NTCC's Diversity & Inclusion committee hosts lectures and webinars to help inform our college community on topics related to Hispanic Heritage Month.
Supporting Hispanic Student Success | Guest Lecture
Join us for a guest lecture from Dr. Rene Cintron and Domingo Carrasquel discussing best practices for supporting Hispanic student success at the community college. Dr. Cintron serves as the Chief Education and Training Officer for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and will share data/research related to student success. Domingo Carrasquel will share his personal experience as a Hispanic student who successfully navigated challenges and barriers towards success in higher education. This event is coordinated by NTCC’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Hispanic, Chicano, Latinx, Oh My! Diversity of a fast growing population in the U.S. | Guest Lecture
As one of the fastest growing populations in the United States, it is important to understand the heterogeneity and complexity of the people that comprise this community. In this session, participants will learn about the various labels that have been used to describe this diverse population and gain insight into the perspectives of those whom these labels aim to identify. Furthermore, participants will learn about the intersectionality of identities that this group experiences as well as why it is important to understand their history and future in the United States.
Lecture by Dr. Diana Pino | Dr. Diana Pino is the president of Capstone HigherEd Services, which provides support to colleges, universities, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals. She is also an adjunct lecturer for the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education, serving in senior leadership roles as vice chancellor of student services at Houston Community College as well as dean of student services at Lone Star College-CyFair.
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