Oct 6, 2014

FVCC to Host Hispanic Heritage Lecture

Flathead Valley Community College’s international student club, Global Friends, will host a lecture presented by the Kalispell Philatelic Club in the honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.


Presented by Felix Jimenez and Jesse Malone, the lecture will explore aspects of Hispanic heritage found through all of the Americas and illustrated in a vast collection of stamps reflecting the area’s linguistic, cultural and historic complexities.


Jimenez is originally from the Dominican Republic and moved to the Flathead Valley in 2008 following his retirement. A former architect, land developer and tourism entrepreneur, he has played the piano and collected stamps since his childhood years.


Malone is a long-time Montanan, educated at Montana State College in Bozeman. He is a former U.S. Air Force medic, agriculturalist, computer programmer, published author, cabinet maker, hobby woodworker, photographer, dahlia grower and postage stamp collector.


The presentation will take place October 10 at noon in the Board Room in Blake Hall on the FVCC campus. The event will conclude the Blake Hall stamp exhibit honoring Hispanic Heritage month. Admission to the lecture and exhibit is free and open to anyone interested.


For more information, contact Gerda Reeb at 756-3889 or