Milwaukee Area Technical College
Press Release

MATC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with More Than 30 Activities, Events

 

By - Sep 14th, 2021 09:22 am

MILWAUKEE (Sept. 14, 2021) – Milwaukee Area Technical College will host a wide range of events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 each year.

Organized by the college’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Office  of Student Life; and the Latinx Unidos student organization; conversations range from timely discussions on “Latinx Leadership Post Pandemic,” DACA and immigration. Presenters will include Hispanic employees, students, college leaders and motivational speakers. Other activities include games, trivia, storytelling, arts and cultural crafts, dance lessons and competitions, a cooking lesson and movies.

“Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is a way to recognize and celebrate the important contributions, cultures, and histories of the Hispanic community,” said Dr. Vicki J. Martin, MATC president. “The month is a great opportunity to celebrate a growing part of our community and our college.”

The free, public events will be held at all MATC Campuses in Downtown Milwaukee, Mequon, Oak Creek and West Allis and at the MATC Education Center at Walker’s Square. Visit https://www.matc.edu/community/hispanic-heritage-month/hhm-events.html for a complete calendar of activities.

The celebration comes as MATC continues its efforts to be recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), which will bring resources to help Hispanic students — and all students — succeed.

Wisconsin’s largest technical college and one of the most diverse two-year institutions in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. More than 30,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers more than 170 academic programs; and transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees with more than 40 four-year colleges and universities. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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