Hispanic Heritage 2019

BC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events

BC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events

Tue Oct 22, 2019

Hispanic Heritage 2019-luncheon

From left, bassist Jonathan Peachey, Cajon player Jonathan Montelongo and guitarist John Calderon, perform during a Hispanic Heritage luncheon at Brazosport College's Gator Hall.

Brazosport College recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a month full of activities and events.

The festivities, which ran from Sept. 26 to Oct. 16, began with a Calle de Colegio kickoff event in the courtyard outside the MEGlobal Student Pavilion at Brazosport College. The event featured live music, games, piñatas, food trucks and an event-opening ribbon cutting with the Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Many other events were scheduled throughout the month, with all having strong participation from the college and community. Among the highlights were a salsa-tasting contest, tortilla-making lessons, free lunches, a screening of the film, “Los Graduados,” salsa dance lessons with professional dancer Chris Williams, and a luncheon featuring guitar-extraordinaire and BC alum John Calderon.

A closing event also featured lunch, a loteria, a Mariachi band and a performance by the Westside Ballet Folklorico student club from Westside Elementary in Angleton.

Below are a few photos from this year’s Hispanic Heritage festivities:

Hispanic Heritage 2019-ribbon cutting

Brazosport College’s Hispanic Heritage Month festivities began with a ribbon cutting. Pictured are representatives from Brazosport College and the Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Preparing to cut the ribbon are Brazosport College Dean of School and College Partnerships Priscilla Sanchez and Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Gina Aguirre Adams.

Hispanic Heritage 2019-Kickoff

Brazosport College students, staff, faculty and community members line up at food trucks and vendors during the Hispanic Heritage Kickoff event.

Hispanic Heritage 2019-salsa dance

Professional dancer Chris Williams gives free salsa dance lessons during a Hispanic Heritage event at the MEGlobal Student Pavilion at Brazosport College.

Hispanic Heritage 2019-closing

The Westside Ballet Folklorico student club from Westside Elementary in Angleton perform during the Hispanic Heritage closing event at the MEGlobal Student Pavilion at Brazosport College.

Hispanic Heritage 2019-Calderon

Guitarist John Calderon performs during the Hispanic Heritage luncheon in Brazosport College’s Gator Hall.

Hispanic Heritage 2019-salsa taste

Students sample different salsas during a salsa-tasting competition at the Brazosport College Community Education Kitchen.