“I did not speak English until I got into elementary school and me and my cousin used to shine shoes to help our parents with money,”
On Thursday, El Paso Community College (EPCC) hosted the well-known television personality, John Quiñones, from the TV Show What Would You Do?.
Quiñones gave an emotional talk to EPCC students about his Hispanic heritage, the struggles he went through earlier in his life and how he began in television.
“I did not speak English until I got into elementary school and me and my cousin used to shine shoes to help our parents with money,” John Quiñones said when talking about his childhood. “What makes a great man is what he would do when no one else is looking, that is what What Would You Do? is all about.”
The event was part of the conclusion of the Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) and took place at the Valle Verde Campus.
“We are very honored that a celebrity such as Mr. John Quiñones comes to our institution,” said Olga Chavez, Director of the EPCC Diversity Program. “Every year we work very hard at EPCC to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month with the El Paso community and try to make it better than the previous year.”
Hispanic Heritage Month is a series of events that EPCC Diversity Programs Department prepares year after year for the El Paso community.
This year’s theme, Honoring our Heritage, Building our Future, focused and honored those who have impacted the El Paso community.
Quiñones was also the Keynote Speaker at the Mentors’ Dinner held at the EPCC Administrative Services Center Auditorium Thursday night.