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Updated September 30, 2008
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Norma Jean Revilla-García

  College Quiz show airs on Hispanic Heritage Month

Eight HACU-member institutions will be showcased nationwide when the “Know Your Heritage -- Hispanic College Quiz Show” series airs during Hispanic Heritage Month beginning Sept. 13, 2008 through Nov. 9, 2008.  Click on the link to watch a video of the showView a program schedule here.

If your local station is airing this show, be sure to tune in and watch as teams of four students test their knowledge of Latino history and compete for a chance to win scholarships. The series consists of four half-hour quiz shows. The following HACU-member colleges and universities will be featured: 

  • City Colleges of Chicago - Chicago, IL
  • East Los Angeles College - Monterey Park, CA
  • New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, NM
  • Our Lady of the Lake University - San Antonio, TX
  • Saint Peter's College - Jersey City, NJ
  • San Diego State University - San Diego, CA
  • University of Houston - Victoria - Victoria, TX
  • Whittier College - Whittier, CA

The intent of this series, produced by Central City Productions, is: to promote positive images of Latino students on television; to foster greater knowledge of Hispanic culture by sharing information about it; and to inspire people of all ages to have an appreciation for the Latino contributions to the way of life all Americans (and citizens of other nations. The series will be hosted by NBC news anchor Zoraida Sambolin.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents approximately 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Central City Productions (CCP) has been a successful and innovative leader in minority-targeted television since 1970. CCP is a full-service television production company