October 23, 2017

Mesa College Celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month

By Office of Communications

Postcards of Mesoamerica

Between September 20th and October 12th San Diego Mesa College - a designated Hispanic Serving Institution - presented over a dozen Hispanic Heritage month events. Hundreds of students attended a variety of the events, both on and off campus.

Popular events included the films, “Anita” and “Mar Adentro”/ “The Sea inside”, and “Bajo la Misma Luna”/ “Under the Same Moon”, which highlighted the lives of 3 different Hispanic people. One highly anticipated event was the grand opening of the STEM Center, which aims to support Hispanic and low-income students to prepare for STEM majors, and was funded by a Hispanic Serving Institution grant. Mesa also hosted guest speaker Manuel J. Velez for the Campus Conexiones series.

There was a hands-on experience about Ancient Mayan pottery given by Mesa’s Professor Mongelluzzo, who teaches Anthropology, along with an off-campus exhibit called UnDocumenta at the Oceanside Museum of Art. Closing out the month was a well-attended student poster session about Latino/a leaders in the U.S and with guest speaker Tim Hernandez, author of All They Will Call You.

Tags: STEM Center, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Campus Conexiones, Hispanic Heritage Month