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CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AT TCC
SEPT. 15 – OCT. 13, 2010

National theme:“Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America.”

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - (Aug. 26, 2010) - Celebrating the rich and diverse cultural traditions of Hampton Roads’ Hispanic-American community, Tidewater Community College will commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 13, on all four of its campuses, with a diverse schedule of speakers and cultural activities, all free of charge and open to the public.

The theme of the 2010 National Hispanic Heritage Month is: “Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America.

TCC’s events and activities, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 15, and running through Wednesday, Oct. 13, will pay homage to this theme by recognizing the spirit and contributions of Hispanic Americans, not only in this community, but nationwide.

For questions, contact TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122. For campus locations, maps and driving directions, visit http://www.tcc.edu//welcome/locations/index.htm.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Carolina DeRobertisKEYNOTE SPEAKER
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

Creative writing professor and translator Carolina DeRobertis, author of best-selling novel The Invisible Mountain, published in 16 countries and 12 languages, will present the college-wide keynote address followed by a reception.
TCC Advanced Technology Center, Virginia Beach Campus

CAMPUS EVENTS

Wednesday, Sept. 15 - Friday, Oct. 15
An exhibit of celebrated artist Frida Kahlo’s work will be on display in the Norfolk Campus LRC all month long. Best known for her self portraits, Kahlo’s art is intense and vibrant. Come take a look at the work of one of Mexico’s best know artists.

Wednesday, Sept.15, 12 p.m.
Fiesta with food, music, dance lessons and trivia games
On the Green, Norfolk Campus

Thursday, Sept. 16, 12:15 p.m.
Fiesta with food, music, dance lessons and trivia games
On the Quad, Portsmouth Campus

Thursday, Sept. 23, 12 p.m.
Salsa dance lessons
On the Green, Norfolk Campus

Thursday, Sept. 23, 12 p.m.
Fiesta with food, music, dance lessons and trivia games
Snack Bar, Kempsville Building, Virginia Beach Campus

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 12 p.m.
Think Fast Game Show
Student Lounge, Whitehurst Building, Chesapeake Campus

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m.
Evening fiesta with food, music, dance lessons and trivia games
On the Green, Norfolk Campus

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 12 p.m.
Fiesta with food, music, dance lessons and trivia games
Student Lounge, Whitehurst Building, Chesapeake Campus

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hispanic Recipe contest – share a recipe and win prizes
On the Green, Norfolk Campus

Thursday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.
Film: Motorcycle Diaries; followed with discussion led by Gabriela Toletti, professor of
Spanish; held in The Forum, Building A, Portsmouth Campus

Thursday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m.
Film: Motorcycle Diaries; followed with discussion led by Gabriela Toletti, professor of
Spanish; held in Pungo Auditorium, Pungo Building, Virginia Beach Campus

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 12 p.m.
Salsa! Learn the dance and make the dish.
Student Lounge, Whitehurst Building, Chesapeake Campus

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.
Learn the tango from a professional dance instructor.
The Forum, Building A, Portsmouth Campus

 

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Laurie White
Communications
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

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