Tarrant County College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sep. 22, 2011)

Edgar “Shoboy” Sotelo, radio host on Dallas’ CBS Radio’s Mega 107.5, is the guest speaker for Tarrant County College’s all-District Hispanic Heritage Month program, Abrazando al Exito (Embracing Success) Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle.

Shoboy launched his local 6 to 10 a.m. weekday show in May after successful drive-time programs in California. Calling his show “entertainment with a purpose,” Shoboy is involved in the community, especially with Latino youth. He works to empower others not only on his show, but online and through motivational speeches at schools and scholarship fundraising events.

The youngest of three children, Shoboy moved with his family from Mexico when he was five. He followed his parent’s advice to get an education and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Polytechnic University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Azusa Pacific University. In 2007, he moderated the first Latino Youth Summit in Washington, D.C. and is a leader and ambassador for the Voto Latino campaign.

Other TCC Hispanic Heritage events spotlighting other speakers, art, poetry, photography, food and music are highlighted by campus below.

Northeast Campus
Events at Northeast Campus, 828 W. Harwood Rd. in Hurst, include guest speaker Jose Angel Gutierrez discussing Hispanic Leadership in the 21st Century Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Center Corner, Room 1615 A. Lunch will be served for the event, sponsored by the Organization of Latin American Students and Student Activities. RSVP at www.tccdne.volunteerhub.com.

Northwest Campus
Celebracion de Cultura: Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta Latina,” a photography contest is planned for Sept. 26 to Oct. 10 at Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway. Entries should be submitted to Student Activities in WSTU 2811. Winners will be announced at Lectura Latina, a program of poetry readings and short stories presented in both Spanish and English, Thursday, Oct. 13. Location will be posted later on TCC’s online calendar at www.tccd.edu. Light refreshments will be served.

South Campus
South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive, will feature a Hispanic Heritage Month Read-In Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Jenkins Garrett Library.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in open readings of personal literary works. Refreshments will be provided. Chocolate’s Hispanic roots, complete with sample, will be explored by History Professor Carlos Rovelo Thursday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center Living Room, SSTU 2105.

Southeast Campus
Located at 2100 Southeast Pkwy. in Arlington, Southeast Campus will host University of North Texas Professor Juan Araujo in two sessions of “Writing Your Heritage,” focusing on the importance of passing culture to future generations through the written word. Sessions will be Wednesdays, Oct. 5 and 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Library, Room ESED 1200.

Trinity River Campus
Trinity River also will host WFAA Anchor Gloria Campos at the 12th Leadership eXperience Summit: Leading and Community Friday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. in Action A, TRTR 4202.

More information about specific campus events is available from the Student Activities offices on each campus: Northeast, 817-515-6644; Northwest, 817-515-7795; South, 817-515-4554; Southeast, 817-515-3595; and Trinity River, 817-515-1190.

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