• December 2, 2021
 EPCC Celebrates Black History, hosts Legacy Awards Dinner

Olga Chavez, Brian Haggerty, Ouisa Davis, John Chatman, Sen. Jose Rodriguez, Dr. William Serrata, Gary Bledsoe

EPCC Celebrates Black History, hosts Legacy Awards Dinner

El Paso Community College (EPCC) held its signature Legacy Awards Dinner Friday night, part of their celebration of Black History Month on campus.

With the theme of ‘African Americans and the Vote: Overcoming Obstacles to Success,’ Keynote Speaker, Dr. Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP attended the event.

During the evening, honors were handed out to the Honorable Judge John Chatman, Ms. Baby Ruth Boswell, and EPCC Cross Country Half Marathon Team.

“Recognizing the accomplishments of Black Americans is an important part of Diversity and Inclusion Programs at EPCC,” said Olga Chavez, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs.

“The diversity of students, faculty and staff and their important roles leads to a better community as a whole.”

Wrapping up the month will be the Black History Panel Discussion on this year’s theme.

Panelists include Mr. Anthony C. Robinson (Retired Command Sergeant Major), Ms. Crystal S. Roman (Writer, Producer, Director at The Black Latina Movement), Ms. Abeni Janae Merriweather (UTEP Student, Teen Advocate, Musician), and Mr. Curtis Smith (Retired Army Veteran, Bronze Star Combat Award Recipient).

The event will be held at the Transmountain Campus, Forum, Wednesday, February 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Gary Bledsoe addresses students at afternoon assembly | Photo courtesy EPCC

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