Montgomery College kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month Thursday evening with “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.”
The Cultural Arts Center at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus vibrated to the rhythm of salsa and bachata dances. Students also performed hits from Latin artists like Shakira and Selena Quintanilla.
Montgomery College is now recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution, President Dr. Jermaine Williams announced at the event.
The U.S. Department of Education defines a Hispanic Serving Institution as an institution of higher education with “an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25% Hispanic students at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application.”
For a full list of Hispanic Heritage Month events organized by Montgomery College click here.