Adams State celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

ALAMOSA  Adams State University is Colorado’s premier Hispanic Serving Institution and is proud to be the first institution of higher education in Colorado to receive this designation in 2000.

In the spirit of celebrating deep roots in the San Luis Valley and Hispanic Heritage Month Adams State has scheduled the following events.

Masks will be required for all Adams State indoor public settings.

Wednesday, September 22

What it means to be a Hispanic Serving Institution: Past, Present, and Future of ASU

6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Student Union Building banquet rooms

Learn about Adams State’s importance as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Guest speakers will include Nick Saenz, Ph.D., and Heidi Schneider, Ph.D., as well as representatives and members from CAMP, CASA, the Migrant Education Program, and the Office of Title V Initiatives to discuss student support programs. A panel of students will also share their experiences.


Tuesday, September 21

Hispanic Themed Jeopardy

6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

McDaniel Hall 301


Monday, September 27

SLV Historical Timeline Presentation

5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Nielsen Library second floor

Victoria “Tori” Martinez will give a presentation on important historical events in the San Luis Valley from the 1500s to the modern day. A Gosar food truck will be located in the Nielsen Library parking lot.

Wednesday, September 29

Music Concert for Hispanic Heritage Month

7 p.m.

Richardson Hall Auditorium

Enjoy a night of music celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Faculty and ensembles will perform music in celebration of Hispanic and Latin American culture, composers, and themes of unity. The concert is free.