Diversity, culture, and pride: College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Nov 16, 2021Melissa Trevizo
Hispanic Heritage Mixteco Dancers

San Jacinto College celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) at each campus with a combination of face-to-face and virtual events and activities for students, faculty, and staff.

Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.

Jose Sada with Mixteco Ballet Folklorico shared that it's important for the Houston-based dance team to perform at events like the ones at San Jac because "many Hispanic students aren't able to travel to Mexico to explore their heritage. We help them stay connected to pride and traditions through dance."

Besides cultural dance events, the Hispanic Heritage Committees offered an essay contest, art contest, Hispanic guest speakers, digital bulletin, and a presentation of Hispanic student haikus and poems.

The campuses culminated the month of activities with luncheons of classic cultural dishes and panel discussions featuring local Hispanic and Latino professionals from a variety of industries who discussed how and why they chose their degree pathways and the success their higher education has provided.

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month at hispanicheritagemonth.gov.