FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  September 6, 2007       
CONTACT: Dr. Cristina Kirklighter, 361.825.2263; Dr. Veronica Guerra, 361.825.2639; or Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337

Two National Experts with Excelencia in Education to Speak on ‘Latino Students and America’s Future’

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WHO: National Experts with Excelencia in Education

WHAT: Presentation on ‘Latino Students and America’s Future’

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Interviews available from 10:50 to 11:20 a.m.)

WHERE: Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two national experts with Excelencia in Education who research and promote Latino student success will speak on “Latino Students and America’s Future” Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The presentation, sponsored by the Title V/ TRiO program, is free and open to the public.

The speakers, Sarita Brown, president of Excelencia in Education, and Dr. Deborah Santiago, the organization’s vice president, have studied many successful programs for Latino students across the country and have been consultants and speakers to many Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Brown and Santiago have also served as executive director and deputy director, respectively, of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence under former President Clinton and continue to be heavily involved in promoting Hispanic initiatives. They will be introduced by State Rep. Juan Garcia.