SAN MARCOS (October 25, 2016) – Accomplished author Alex Montoya will be at Palomar College on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Studio Theatre.

Montoya was the former Manager of Latino Affairs for the San Diego Padres, where he oversaw the team’s outreach and charitable programs to the Latino community in San Diego County and Mexico.  He recently decided to pursue his dream, and now runs his own business, AMOtivational Communications: Motivational Presentations & Communications Consulting, which is focused on helping individuals and corporations overcome obstacles to success.

Sponsored by the Palomar College Student Success and Equity Council, Montoya’s talk will cover his own journey in overcoming obstacles as a Latino with a disability. He will discuss the important role mentors play in  achieving success.

Recognized as one of the first San Diegans mainstreamed from special-education in 1980, Montoya earned a spot in the San Diego Unified School District “Hall of Fame” in 2013. He also received the 2010 Visionary Award from the Cesar E. Chavez Committee.

Attendees will receive a copy of Montoya’s book, See the Good.

Palomar College students are encouraged to attend this free event. Seating will be on a first come-first served basis. For more information, contact Lori Waite ( or Olga Diaz (



Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365,
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs Office, 760_744-1150, ext. 2152,
Lori Waite, Assistant Professor, Disabled Student Services, 760-744-1150, ext. 2659,
Olga Diaz, Director, Student Support and Student Equity, 760-744-1150, ext. 3624,