Friday, October 10, 2014

Naval Postgraduate School celebrates Hispanic Heritage month

Members of Yaocuauhtli Danza Cultural were the guest performers during the Naval Postgraduate School celebration of Hispanic Heritage month on Wednesday.

“We’re excited to have been invited to your beautiful campus today,” said Carol Ruvalcaba, a dancer with Yaocuauhtli. “We’re dedicated to promoting healthy living to our dancers and participants. We focus on strengthening the identity of the Mexican community through the teachings of indigenous traditions of their ancestors.”

Along with the performance, NPS’ Multicultural Heritage Committee gave a presentation highlighting influential Hispanic/Latino leaders—civilian and military alike.  Astrophysicist, researcher and university administrator France A. Córdova was honored as the youngest person to ever be named the chief scientist at NASA. She is the first Latina to be sworn in as director of the National Science Foundation.

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