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Updated June 16, 2014

Lupe Flores

2014 Hispanic College Quiz participants announced

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has received from Central City Productions (CCP) the names of the participants that will appear in the Hispanic College Quiz show this fall.  

Twelve students from HACU-member institutions will compete in the 2014 Hispanic College Quiz show. More than 50 entries were received during the seven-day entry period.

The coaches will participate in a conference call to discuss the details of the show and related study material. The students and their coach (a staff/faculty member of the institution) will attend the taping in Chicago on Friday, July 25. The show will be broadcast nationally during Hispanic Heritage Month airing Sept. 13-Oct. 19, 2014. The broadcast schedule will be posted on HACU’s website.  

Congratulations to the students from the participating institutions:

Carlos Albizu University
•    Student: Sasha Ortiz
•    Coach: Project Director/Faculty, Dr. Floralba Arbelo

Colorado State University, Pueblo
•    Student: Rosa Ramos
•    Coach: CAMP Coordinator Victoria Obregon

Hudson County Community College
•    Student: Jorge Sargenton
•    Coach: Math Instructor, Academic Foundations Math Department, Claudia Delgado

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
•    Student: Ernesto Ramirez
•    Coach: Assistant Dean, Office of Minority Education, Elsie Otero

NYC College of Technology
•    Student: Carolina Mata
•    Coach: Assistant Professor Melanie Villatoro

San Jacinto College

•    Student: Danira Garcia
•    Coach: Counselor/Project Coordinator Ludith González

South Mountain Community College

•    Student: Luis Riveria
•    Coach: Student Service Specialist Arnold Torres

St. Edward's University
•    Student: Ariana Villegas
•    Coach: Special Projects Director, School of Education, Alfred F. Estrello

St. Philip's College
•    Student: Louis Valdez
•    Coach: Certified Advisor, Educational Support Services, Maria G. Botello

University of California, Riverside
•    Student: Zoraida Martínez
•    Coach: Assistant Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies, Covadonga Lamar Prieto, Ph.D.

University of St. Francis
•    Student: Laura Munoz
•    Coach: Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Coordinator of Multi-Cultural Initiatives Eric Ruiz

University of the Pacific
•    Student: Angelica Aguilera
•    Coach: Coordinator Ines Ruiz-Huston

Chicago-based Central City Productions, a leader in minority-targeted television, is the producer of the nationally televised Hispanic College Quiz and has partnered with HACU since 2007.  Central City Productions supports HACU’s mission by enabling students from HACU-member institutions to participate and compete for scholarships in the show by demonstrating their knowledge of Latino history.


HACU contact for the Hispanic College Quiz, Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia