For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran
732.987.2266
gillerand@georgian.edu

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Comes to Georgian Court

Lakewood, N.J., Sept. 12, 2007—Georgian Court University will honor the rich contributions of the Hispanic community to the university’s academics, culture, and student life. The Hispanic Heritage Celebration, hosted by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), will take place on Tuesday, October 2, at 8:00 p.m. at the university’s Casino building on the Lakewood campus. The event is being held as part of the university’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15.

The featured speaker will be Rodrigo Colon ’95, who is a member of the Georgian Court Alumni Council’s Board of Directors and an adjunct faculty member of the School of Business. He will speak about Hispanic family tradition. The event will also feature music and dancing.

Also among the event’s highlights will be the introduction of Conexion, a brochure written and produced by LASO co-president Adriana Correa, a senior graphic design and illustration major. Conexion is a Spanish-language brochure that is designed to help Spanish-speaking residents find solutions for their needs, such as transportation, library services, and agencies with services for immigrants. Ms. Correa noticed the need for such a guide after immigrating with her family to the United States from Colombia when she was 12.

The event is open to the public, but reservations are recommended. Admission is $5.00, but free for members of the Georgian Court community with identification. For more information and reservations, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge and at Coastal Communiversity in Wall and Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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