Recently Ms. Eunice Kullick presented “Ideas to Promote Speaking” at the annual conference of Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME) in Portland, Maine. Ms. Kullick’s interactive presentation introduced new research pedagogy for accelerated
language acquisition and creative methods to maintain the student’s interest in learning a foreign language. “Students have to be excited about learning a new language and demonstrating the benefits of becoming bilingual starts the process.” Ms. Kullick told the audience. Ms. Kullick’s presentation is very appropriate for secondary and postsecondary institutions.
According to the Pew Hispanic Center, the largest minority population in higher education is Latinos and many are first generation college students. Developing retention programs for first generation Latino college students using a social capital framework is Mr. Angel Loredo’s most recent research project. While some retention programs directed by
postsecondary education multicultural student affairs offices use a traditional deficit model that emphasizes improvement of students of color’s academic insufficiencies to enhance classroom performance, Mr. Loredo’s approach uses cultural affirmation and community resources. “Latino students do not come to campus alone, their family comes as well.” He stated recently at an interview with Latino Public Radio of Providence, Rhode Island. According to Mr. Loredo, the two primary resources available to support first generation Latino college students is family involvement and community engagement. Both family and community can assist in the retention efforts as well as developing academic relationships with faculty members.
Using the research, Mr. Loredo has prepared interactive seminars and workshops for campuses wishing to increase retention efforts for first generation Latino college students. The design Mr. Loredo has developed requires one the commitment for diversity and a campus interested in supporting first generation Latino college retention. Call today for a free consult.
Embracing Diversity is proud to announce Dr. Margarita Kullick’s book tour through Maine. Celebrated Mexican author and physician from Washington, DC, Dr. Kullick will be speaking at three venues in the greater Bangor area. Thursday, September 13, 2012, Dr. Kullick will speak at 7:00 pm at Gracie Auditorium as part of the Dean’s Lecture Series at the Husson University campus. Friday, September 14, 2012 at 1:10 pm. She will address the University of Maine’s student body in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union. And on
September 15, 2012, Dr. Kullick wraps-up her tour with an 11:00 am lecture at the Bangor Public Library.
The backdrop for Dr. Kullick’s lectures is sharing her life’s experiences and observations that led her to write her first book, La hora del perdón. Inspired by the people and friends she made during her travels and work experience spanning from Mexico to India, to the United States, and to Japan. Dr. Kullick will elaborate on the colorful and fantastic stories that provided the background for her first book. Dr. Kullick will engage the audience with much passion and enthusiasm and hopes to spark their desire write about life’s experiences. At the University of Maine, she will motivate students to appreciate and value diversity during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Dr. Kullick received her medical degree from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico before continuing with a residency in India and finally arriving to the DC area to specialize in nephrology.
Initiated by President Lynden B. Johnson, Hispanic Heritage commemorates the contributions Latinos have made to the United States and celebrates the cultural heritage of the Latino Americans. In August of 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded the holiday from September 15 through October 15, allowing for educational institutions, private industry, and community organizations to develop extensive educational programs.
We are very excited to announce the Latino Heritage 2012 speakers. Each one presents a unique perspective about the Latino experience in the U.S. and each will engage audiences to learn about the important role Latinos play in our country. Your campus, business or organizations will benefit from our educational programs and make your Latino Heritage a success.
Dr. Luis Salinas, demographer and sociologist from Houston, Texas, has already sparked much discussion among media outlets with his research findings on Mexican immigration in the U.S. Design to educate, Dr. Salinas’ lectures on the Mexican Family create excellent dialogue among the audiences.
Mr. Angel Loredo, multicultural trainer and motivational speaker, has created a series of lectures that include the DREAM Act, Latinos role in the 2012 Presidential Election, and Latino Leadership. Mr. Loredo’s presentation always captures the audiences’ hearts by presenting the Latino story in the United States through a postcolonial lens.
Mr. Juan Carranza, film director and documentarist,motivates all audiences by sharing his story as a Mexican immigrant growing up in Chicago and becoming an award winning Latino director. Recipient of the International Film Festival of Rincón Director’s Choice Award, Mr. Carranza will inspire audiences to value culture.