Montgomery College Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

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