National Hispanic Heritage Month (Mes de la Herencia Hispana) 2016 began on Thursday, September 15 and ends on Saturday, October 15. September 15 is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence day during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12. Diversity Relations Office decided this would be a great opportunity to introduce the community to Hispanic and Latino heritage.
Jose Bustos is a Hispanic student attending Fond du Lac campus pursuing his degree in Information Technology (IT). I interviewed him to learn more about his cultural experience as a student here at Moraine Park.