Estudiantes del Sol To Host Bi-Lingual College Night at South Albany High School

LBCC Club Estudiantes del Sol will be hosting the upcoming “Preferencia LBCC” at South Albany High School on Saturday, April 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A bi-lingual College Night, the event will inform high schoolers and adults alike about attending LBCC and what resources are available.  

“Preferencia LBCC” will include booths about non-credit classes in Extended Learning, opportunities in the Dual Partnership Program between OSU and LBCC, and GED programs offered at LBCC. A bilingual Spanish representative will help people who do not speak English.

The club includes students from Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba and even the Sudan as well as the U.S. and, according to its mission statement, advisor and officers, “We welcome all students regardless of their cultural background.”

“I’m really proud of these students,” says Club Advisor Tania Mendez, who helped students re-start the club last Spring. President Marta Nunez, who is a first-generation college student, said that it’s important to embrace one’s family: “I embrace who my Mom is as much as possible.”

Estudiantes del Sol seeks to increase the leadership capabilities of its members.  When Club officers sat down in the DAC to talk about their club last week, Marketing Officer Yulissa Gonzalez complimented Vice President Patricia Simon on reaching out to share information about the many types of Latino culture with attendees of Estudiantes’ event “Coffee and Cake 101.”

Estudiantes del Sol has two meetings per week in Forum 220: on Tuesdays from noon-1 pm and on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Story by Karen Canan

At a Glance: Student Clubs

What: “Estudiantes del Sol”

Where: Forum Building 220 (in the Diversity Achievement Center)

When: Tuesdays (noon-1 pm) and Thursdays (11:30 am-12:30 pm)

At a Glance: LBCC/Community events

What: “Preferencia LBCC” College Resource Fair

Where: South Albany High School Commons Cafeteria, sponsored by “Estudiantes del Sol”

When: Saturday, April 20 5-7:30 p.m.

For more information: Contact Tania Mendez at

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