Metropolitan College celebrates partnerships with Latino community

On September 30th, 2017, Johnson C. Smith University’s Metropolitan College of Professional Studies took the opportunity to celebrate the excellence and collaborative efforts of the Hispanic community in Charlotte. For the third year in a row, Metropolitan College held high the gold and blue at this gala and embraced two of the pillars of the University: community engagement and student diversity.
Dr. Laura McLean brought together part of her staff, faculty and students to celebrate several milestones. One of them is the success of the first student from the ESL Program, Caminos Hacia el Éxito, Mrs. Blanca Nowlan, who has enrolled as an adult student in the Social Work degree program at JCSU. Mrs. Nowlan joined the table with her husband, Mr. Andrew Nowlan. The Gala was also an opportunity to recognize the leadership of JCSU’s Latino students, who recently launched their brand new organization called L.A.F.A.: Latinos Aiming for Achievement.
The table was complete with Metropolitan College’s dedicated English as a Second Language instructors, Mrs. Nicole Thompson and Mrs. Alicia Reid, who enjoyed greeting some of their students from Caminos Hacia el Éxito, who attended the gala as part of their personal leadership endeavors. JCSU’s Trustee Astrid Chirinos also joined the team and celebrated with the community.
In 2013, Johnson C. Smith University’s President, Dr. Ronald L. Carter, was awarded the “La Noticia Newspaper Excelente Award” as the Non Latin Person Most Supportive of the Latino Community. This year, the recognition was presented to Ms. Brenda F. Anderson, president of Galilee Agency.

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