BU program celebrates Latino success

Xae Alicia Reyes Immediate release: Oct. 11, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Xae Alicia Reyes, associate professor of the University of Connecticut’s Naeg School of Education and Institute of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, will speak about the pride and importance of being a successful Latino student during a Latino Heritage Month program at Bloomsburg University.

Reyes will lead a workshop Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Kehr Union Multicultural Center. The program is free and open to the public.

Latino Heritage Month celebrates Hispanic culture and success, including the accomplishments of artists such as salsa singers Celia Cruz and Hector Lavoe and actress Lynda Carter, who portrayed Wonder Woman on TV.

Reyes will discuss how Latino identity is strengthened by student accomplishments.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.