Each year, Southeast Missouri State University, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, and the Student Organization of Latinos/Spanish Club (SOL) offer activities on campus and throughout the Cape Girardeau community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
These activities recognize the many contributions that Latinos have made to U.S. culture and the U.S. economy. The Celebration of Hispanic Heritage in the U.S. started with a week-long commemoration, which was first proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 after being established by a legislation sponsored by Rep. Edward R. Roybal. It was extended to a 30-day period (September 15 - October 15) by a legislation underwritten by Rep. Esteban E. Torres under President Ronald Reagan in 1988.
This year, we would like to invite the campus, the greater Cape Girardeau community, and individuals in the surrounding region to celebrate with us as we commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. We see this as a great opportunity to come together to celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic-Latino community in making the U.S. a strong and healthy society.
2023 Events Coming Soon
Latino Student Organization
Our organization is dedicated to sharing the rich Latino culture by participating in cultural events. We are a very diverse community, representing many Latin-American countries. Anyone wishing to join us and help promote the Latino culture is certainly welcome.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
The National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history and countless contributions that Latinos have made to the nation over the years. During this month, we honor the cultural richness of Hispanics.
|Committee members||Title||Phone||Mail Stop|
|Sonia Rucker, executive support/sponsorship||Vice President for Access and Behavioral Health, Dean of Studentsfirstname.lastname@example.org||(573) 651-2524||MS 3375|
|Tatianna Hanna, co-chair||Graduate Assistant, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversityemail@example.com||(573) 651-2626||MS 3375|
|Carson Lopez, co-chair||Graduate Assistant, LGBT+ Resource Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(573) 651-2677||MS 1250|
|Tammy Underwood, administrative support||Executive Assistant, Dean of Studentsemail@example.com||(573) 651-2524||MS 3375|
|Alberto Dávila||Dean, Harrison College of Business and Computingfirstname.lastname@example.org||(573) 651-2112||MS 5800|
|Adolfo Ramos||Assistant Professor, Allied Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Sciencesemail@example.com||(573) 651-6891||MS 7650|
|Dulce Muñoz||Admission Counselor, Admissionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||(573) 651-8897||MS 3550|
|Tiffany Comfort||Coordinator of Leadership Development, Campus Life and Event Servicesemail@example.com||(573) 651-2280||MS 1250|
|José Andrés Miño||Academic Advisor, Academic Advisingfirstname.lastname@example.org||(573) 651-5090||MS 6810|