Westminster College to Welcome Maria Tinoco for Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, September 28, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Office of Diversity Services will host a presentation by Maria Tinoco to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 7-8 p.m. in the Witherspoon Maple Room at the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free to the public.

Tinoco is an admissions counselor from the Penn State Berks Campus. She will discuss the trials and tribulations she went through as an illegal immigrant trying to continue her education beyond high school; will review the "Dream Act" and what it means to the Hispanic community; and discuss the culture of Hispanic population and how each culture identifies themselves.

Contact Jeannette Hubbard, Westminster director of diversity services, at (724) 946-7179 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Maria Tinoco, admissions counselor from Penn State