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Latino Outreach Center Events

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15)

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Notable Hispanics

Scott Gomez

Alaska native and only Hispanic NHL 1st-round draft pick (27th selection in 1998).


Luis Walter Alvarez

Awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1968.


David Bennes Barkley

First Hispanic American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.


Franklin Chang -Diaz

First Costa Rican astronaut, and, as of 2004, he was one of only two astronauts to have served on seven space missions.


Joseph Marion Hernandez

First Hispanic to serve in the U.S. Congress, as a delegate from the Spanish territory of Florida.


Nancy Lopez

4-time LPGA Player of the Year (1978-79,85,88); Rookie of Year (1977); 3-time winner of LPGA Championship; reached Hall of Fame by age 30 with 35 victories; 48 career wins. 


Mario Molina

1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 



U.S. Census Bureau - Hispanic Origin


Contact Information

Saraliz Jimenez, MBA, MS
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225C, (630) 942-3039

Summer Hours (Through Aug. 9)
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Regular Hours

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed