OGDEN, Utah – The former director of Utah's Office of Hispanic Affairs, Tony Yapias, will be the keynote speaker at Weber State University's second annual Hispanic Recognition and Scholarship Banquet March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Gallery.
Yapias, who emigrated from Peru in 1981, has served as president of the Utah Latino Council and director of Hispanic Affairs. He will speak about the importance of higher education for Hispanics. In addition, the banquet will be catered and include live music from Grupo Remix.
WSU's Hispanic Area Council students initiated the project last year, raising enough money to provide two full-tuition scholarships to Hispanic students. Proceeds from the banquet benefit WSU's Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
The banquet's theme is "Latinos, United for Education." Tickets are $25 and can be bought through Services for MultiCultural Students. For more information contact Ruth Stubbs at (801) 626-7331.
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