Oct 7, 2013

FVCC Hosts Events to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Flathead Valley Community College’s Multicultural Affairs Office will welcome Felix Jimenez for a presentation he will deliver on the Dominican Republic October 9.

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Jimenez is an accomplished business man and tourism professional who currently resides in the Flathead Valley and regularly travels back to the Dominican Republic to visit family. He will share photos and stories of his homeland to convey its unique and vibrant Hispanic culture. The presentation will take place at noon in room 144 inside the Arts and Technology Building on campus.

Also on the same day from noon to 1 p.m., the community is invited to stop by an informational table in the Blake Hall foyer and visit with FVCC student Tucker (Taquito) Negron who will present interesting facts and aspects of his Hispanic heritage. Raised in the Flathead Valley, Negron is working toward becoming a fluent Spanish teacher and learning more about his family’s origin and culture.

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans while recognizing their important contributions and presence to the United States. For more information, contact Mick Stemborski at 756-3945 or at