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Bellevue University to Host Free Virtual Latino Conference for High School Seniors in February

Gabe Salazar Keynote  2020

BELLEVUE, Nebraska – Bellevue University will host its first El Camino Latino Conference virtually Friday, Feb. 26.

The conference aims to connect high school seniors with Omaha’s top corporations and their opportunities. Some of the participating companies include: Cox Communications, LinkedIn, Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) and Mutual of Omaha. The conference will be held via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The last day to register is Monday, Feb. 22. There is no cost for students to participate.

“Conference speakers will talk about what attendees can do to be successful at a company and which degrees will help them on their journey to success,” Gina Ponce, Director of Latino Community Outreach at Bellevue University, said. “We want this conference to inspire, empower and help prepare area Latino high school seniors as they embark on their educational next chapter.”

The event will also feature motivational youth speaker Gabe Salazar. Salazar overcame poverty, gang influence, and homelessness to become a successful entrepreneur. He’s a highly, sought-after keynote speaker who has been inspiring teens, families, teachers and school administrators with a message of hope and dreaming big for more than 15 years.

To register, visit bellevue.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GO0ZGL_nS5WZIQp7idvfpQ.


About Gabe Salazar

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).