Upcoming October Events at Cumberland County CollegeLast Edited:
The campus of Cumberland County College plays host to a couple of interesting events inside the Guaracini Performing Arts Center Theatre over the next few weeks, in addition to ghouls, goblins, and a New York Times bestselling author.
On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Guaracini Performing Arts Center Theatre will present keynote speaker Nancy Santiago Negron, director of the OPES Global Strategy Group, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Negron (pictured) will address Hispanic students from area high schools and those interested in Hispanic issues, during the 29th annual Hispanic Student Leadership Conference. Negron served two years in the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Education as Chief of Staff in Strategic Management. She has more than 20 years of experience in education, workforce development, federal policy and management.
On Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m., Cumberland County College’s newest Phi Theta Kappa scholars will be inducted into the international community college honor society, during a special ceremony inside the Guaracini Performing Arts Center Theatre. Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students. To be eligible, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better.
Cumberland County College’s campus will be filled with ghosts and goblins on Tuesday, Oct. 31, for a 3-5 p.m. Halloween celebration. The college's “No Tricks, Just Treats” event is open to the community and there will be numerous civic organizations in attendance, distributing information and sweets.
The month of November commences with a campus visit by Kathleen Grissom, the New York Times bestselling author of The Kitchen House, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, inside the Luciano Conference Center Banquet Room, starting at 7 p.m. Grissom highlights the college’s 14th One Book-One College reading initiative. Grissom's novel is a recommended read for Cumberland County College students and staff, and has proven popular with the area book clubs as well. A book signing by Grissom will follow her presentation.
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