Hispanic Heritage Month finishes with a colorful conclusion at SFCC on Oct. 15

Members of Aspen Ballet Santa Fe's Folklórico dancing group.

A close-up of Aspen Ballet Santa Fe's Folklórico dancers.

Colorful scarves and skirts flew as members of Aspen Ballet Santa's Folklórico dancers entertained.

A young group of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's flamenco dancers entertained at SFCC's National Hispanic Heritage Month's closing festivities.

Back row: Left to right: Ernest Kavanaugh, Mary Eleas, Andrew Lovato, Ph.D., Aamna Nayaar and Mauricio Lopez, Folklórico faculty and adminstrator (and SFCC grad) applaud the friends and family members of the dancers who attended and supported the event.

Aamna Nayaar, chair of SFCC’s President’s Diversity Advisory Committee, thanked the Office of Student Development, the faculty, students and staff who worked on the numerous events for National Hispanic Heritage Month at last Monday’s closing event featuring singer Miguel Dominguez and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Folklórico dancing groups.

Of note, Mauricio Lopez,  faculty and program administer of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Folklórico program, welcomed the dancers at the event.  He is an SFCC graduate, who went on to study at New Mexico Highlands University to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree.  He also is a former student ambassador.

Aamna Nayaar gave special thanks to everyone who organized, participated, volunteered, attended and enjoyed the Hispanic Heritage Month.

She exptended special thanks to the Hispanic Heritage Month sub-committee of PDAC (Interim president Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D., Andrew Lovato, PhD.,  Melba Ramos, Reyna Varela) and ex-Offico: Ernest Kavanaugh, Dr. Steve Martinez,  Ph.D. and Carol Chavez Hunt, Ph.D), Office of Student Development, Student Government Association, Food services (Salsa and chips) and Office of Information Technology (Media Services) and Marketing and Public Relations (marketing help).

Here’s the full schedule of events that were celebrated.

To suggest or participate in future PDAC events, contact Aamna Nayaar at ext.1258.

 

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