Quad Cities Campus

Hispanic Heritage Month -- September 15th – October 15th

The month was established to recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.

Anthony Quinn (1915 - 2001)

Anothony Quinn (1915-2001)

Anthony Quinn was an Oscar-winning Mexican-American actor known for his roles in 'Viva Zapata!,' 'Lust for Life' and 'Zorba the Greek.'

Sonia Sotomayor (1954 -)

Sonia Sotomayor (1954-)

Nominated by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history.

Selena (1971 - 1995)

Selena (1971-1995)

Known as the "Queen of Tejano Music," Selena was a beloved Latin recording artist.

John Orozco (1992 -)

John Orozco (1992-)

American Gymnast John Orozco is best known for his rise to the top of the gymnastics world and participation in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

Ana Castillo (1953 -)

Ana Castillo (1953 -)

Hispanic-American poet whose work explores themes of race, sexuality, and gender.

Ellen Ochoa (1958 -)

Ellen Ochoa (1958 -)

Astronaut and Engineer

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)

Neo-Expressionist painter in the 1980s. He is best known for his primitive style and his collaboration with pop artist Andy Warhol.

I am inspired by...

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

Submission by Scott Brouette M.S. Ed.
Assistant Director of Student Services

Jaime Escalante

Jaime Escalante

Submission by Helena Lira
Assistant Director of the School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach

Berta Caceres

Berta Caceres

Berta Cáceres, an award-winning Indigenous environmental activist from Honduras, is best noted for leading a grassroots campaign opposing a proposed dam on the Gualcarque River.

Rigoberta Mechu Tum

Rigoberta Mechu Tum

“Let there be freedom for the Indians, wherever they may be in the American Continent or elsewhere in the world, because while they are alive, a glow of hope will be alive as well as a true concept of life.”

Rodolfo 'Cory' Gonzales

Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales

As an activist, Gonzales founded Crusade for Justice, a civil rights and cultural organization that advocated for the rights of Hispanic Americans.

Rudolfo Anaya

Rudolfo Anaya

“It is because good is always stronger than evil. Always remember that, Antonio. The smallest bit of good can stand against all the powers of evil in the world and it will emerge triumphant.”

Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros

“The older I get, the more I'm conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn't it?”

SFC Agustin Ramos Calero

SFC Agustin Ramos Calero

SFC Calero was a soldier of the 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as the “The Borinqueneers”, a Puerto Rican regiment of the United States Army.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Local and Campus Events

Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia Night

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Riverfront Hall rooms 103/104

$12.00 per team of six or $2.00 a person

All proceeds go towards QC Minority Scholarship Fund

Bring your own snacks. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
Prizes will be awarded.

Mercado on Fifth

Mercado on Fifth is an outdoor evening market in the Floreciente neighborhood in Moline featuring food trucks, free live music and entertainment and vendor booths from a variety of local businesses and cultural offerings.

Fridays from 5pm-9pm
5th Ave and 12th St. Moline