Portuguese Beyond Borders named ‘Organization of the Year’

Traditional Portuguese dancing during Tulare Union High School visit in 2017

In their best of 2020 edition, the Portuguese Tribune named Fresno State’s Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute (PBBI) the “Organization of the Year.” 

The newspaper cited PBBI’s speaker series, oral history events, the book collection donated by the former president of the Azores Vasco Cordeiro to the Henry Madden Library and their efforts in documenting the Portuguese-American experience during the pandemic. Also, PBBI’s director Dennis Borges hosts the “Portuguese American Hour” radio program on Multicultural 1600 AM. 

The Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute is a collective effort between the College of Arts and Humanities, Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and College of Social Sciences.

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