With Madonna in the CD player and the volume maxed, the subwoofer drove expanding orbs of pressure that moved the room. Lying on the floor, a young Ethan Castro felt the waves vibrate through him and envelope his core, igniting a passion that would guide his life’s path.
“I really wanted to come back and be a community college instructor because I wanted students to see someone who looked like them…someone who was proud of their culture and told them culture matters.” ~ Stephanie Briones
A boy of about 11 years old, Antonio Petrosino, watched as this mix of soldiers from around the world passed through his town of Coperchia, in the mountains just north of Salerno in Southern Italy. He would try to observe the soldiers who spoke different languages and came from diverse cultures.
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures alumnus Dr. Julio Puente Garcia received the Rudolfo Anaya Award in the Best Latino Focused Fiction Book category at the International Latino Book Awards for “Acrobatics Angelinas.”
The hybrid event will be held in person at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Fresno State’s University Dining Hall. Tickets are $50 and are limited to the first 50 registrants. For the first time, the celebration will also be streamed live through Zoom and later broadcast on CMAC.tv. Tickets for the virtual event are $8.
“My success is directly related to the relationships I’ve made in my life,” said Domingos. “The foundation in Communication Studies provided a road map to relate to people and learn how to listen to their needs.”