Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight:


Roberto Clemente

Born in Carolina, Puerto Rico on August 18, 1934, Roberto Clemente would become the first Hispanic player to achieve 3000 career hits and the first Latino inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Soon after graduating high school his professional career took off. He started off with a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers playing on the minor league team. The following year he made his first appearance in the major league playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. With his efforts the Pittsburg Pirates would win the World Series and the following year he would be awarded one of the twelve consecutive Gold Glove Awards. When he wasn’t on the field his reputation was very impressive. Proud of his Puerto Rican heritage he also was for minority rights. He died on December 31, 1972 doing humanitarian work he was known for, when his plane taking supplies to survivors of an earthquake in Nicaragua crashed.


Nydia Velázquez

 On March 23, 1953, Nydia Velázquez was born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. She grew up in a hardworking house and it was her father’s political involvement that he discovered at dinner that lead Velázquez to push for an education. By age 16 she was a freshman at the University of Puerto Rico. She received a scholarship to continue her studies in the United States after teaching briefly in Puerto Rico. Once she moved to the United States she taught at Hunter College for a couple of years before becoming an assistant to former U.S. Representative Edolphus Towns. She was in charge of immigration issues and would testify on immigration legislation. Nydia Velázquez would move back home and be promoted to secretary of the Department of Puerto Rican Community Affairs in the United States. After that she worked hard to get into Congress and would finally get one in order to bring more minorities to the polls. Her victory was celebrated by her hometown since she was their hero being the first Puerto Rican woman in Congress.



Service Table for Hurricane Victims
September 6, 2017
Gemmell Food Court
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Krimson Kourts Incorporated (KKI)

Solarium Program
September 11, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Sponsor: B.A.S.I.C

9/11 Walk
September 11, 2017
Will start at the campus Apple
5:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)

"Life's a Sport... Win it!" Anthony Griggs - Former NFL Player & Motivational Speaker
September 19, 2017
Hart Chapel
7:00 p.m.
MLK Series
Sponsors: Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, Minority Student Services

Battle of the Sexes
September 20, 2017
STC 120 or 123
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Women United

Talent Showcase
September 22, 2017
Hart Chapel
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)

Unity Community Dinner
September 24, 2017
Gemmell 250/252
6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Black Student Union (BSU)

Health & Fitness Awareness
September 25-29, 2017
Gemmell 250
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Krimson Kourts Incorporated (KKI)

Health & Fitness Event
September 28, 2017
Rec Center
5:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU), Krimson Kourts Incorporated (KKI)


Last Updated 9/11/17