Hispanic Heritage

 Diversity Programs: Hispanic Heritage Committee

Hispanic Heritage Month is the celebration of people of diverse Spanish-speaking backgrounds in the United States. Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15. El Paso Community College hosts special programs, events, and cultural exhibits to celebrate the heritage, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.

Celebration of Hispanic Heritage began in 1968 with PUBLIC LAW 90-498, Approved September 17, 1968, 90th Congress, which designated the week including September 15 and 16 as "National Hispanic Heritage Week." Hispanic Heritage Week was selected to coincide with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua's Independence Day celebrations on September 15, and Mexico's on September 16.

Hispanic Americans play an important role in shaping America and our community. El Paso Community College celebrates the influence of the Hispanic culture in American life.

 13th Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration


Restoration: Bridging Clture, Life, and Future announcement and logo

                     A Discussion of Borderland Hispanic Heritage

Mentor's Dinner

Culture: Chicano/a Literature; Monday, September 15, 6:30 - 9:00 PM. Click here to see program (PDF)

Life: Borderland Immigration Issues; Monday, September 22, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Future: Education Excellence; Monday, September 29, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Future: Borderland Economic Development; Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

The Mass Communication, Visual and Performing Arts students will present a collaborative historical exhibit highlighting Pre-Columbian times to the present utilizing visual art, video and stage performances in full costume from 6:30 to 7:00.


Click here to see the Discussion Panels flyer (PDF).


Lucy G. Acosta

Dr. Lucy Scarbrough

Hon. Paul C. Moreno

Denise Chavez

for their commitment and service to the Borderland community.

Dinner tickets are $25.00 and must be purchased online.

Tickets are no longer available.


 Contact Us

For more information about the El Paso Community College Hispanic Heritage Celebration, please contact:

Olga C. Chavez, M.A.; L.P.C.,

Director; Diversity Programs,

Hispanic Heritage Committee Chair

Office: 915.831.3322

Fax: 915.831.3326

Email: ochave30@epcc.edu


Doroteo Franco

Assistant Director

Office: 915.831.6580



Aida Black

Administrative Associate

Office: 915.831.3324

Fax: 915.831.3326

Email: ablack2@epcc.edu