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Bellevue University Hosts Public Hispanic Heritage Luncheon on Sept. 26

Special Event Will Pay Tribute to Generations of Hispanic-Americans

Bellevue University will host a special Hispanic Heritage Luncheon event on Thursday, Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., on its main campus at 812 Bruin Blvd., Bellevue, NE 68005.

Dr. Theresa Barron-McKeagney, Professor and Associate Dean for the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the University of Nebraska Omaha will be the guest speaker and will discuss her life journey and influencers in her culture. Dr, Barron-McKeagney’s scholarship interests included qualitative research and diverse populations, especially Latinos. Her doctoral dissertation, “Telling Our Stories: The Lives of Midwestern Latinas,” was published by Routledge Press in 2002. In addition, she has conducted research in the areas of minority health issues and has authored several articles focused on mentoring with diverse populations.

According to Gina Ponce, Bellevue University’s Director of Latino Community Outreach, the luncheon is a chance for the public and community members to pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic-Americans who have positively influenced the nation. “Bellevue University is excited to bring the community together and help highlight the positive and lasting impact that Hispanic-Americans have made on the metro area, as well as the country,” she said. “The contributions of Hispanic-Americans are significant and we are proud to take the lead in celebrating our community’s Hispanic heritage.”

The Hispanic Heritage Luncheon is open to the public and the cost is $15 or $10 with a student ID card. Lunch is included in the registration. Attendees should register online at: The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.